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New Rules for Dual Citizenship

On 6 December 2018, the Storting (the Norwegian parliament) adopted a resolution that entitles anyone who is, or wishes to become, a Norwegian citizen to dual citizenship.

This means that Norwegians will be able to retain their Norwegian citizenship if they become citizens of another country. The same principle will apply to citizens of other countries if they satisfy the conditions for Norwegian citizenship. Those who have lost their Norwegian citizenship under the existing rules will be able to reclaim it. The new rules will not enter into force for at least a year. Until then, the existing rules regarding dual citizenship still apply.   

The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) is the central agency in the Norwegian immigration administration, and can answer questions about the citizenship rules. Contact details for the UDI can be found here: https://www.udi.no/en/contact-us/applicants-with-questions-about-a-case-or-regulations 

The Directorate has also published a news article on dual citizenship after the resolution was adopted by the Storting, which can be found here: https://www.udi.no/en/important-messages/news-regarding-dual-citizenship/.