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When Can I Apply for Dual Citizenship?
Posted on: September 10, 2019

The Norwegian parliament decided on December 6, 2018 that in the future dual citizenship will be allowed in Norway. 

According to the Norwegian government, the new rules will most likely be introduced on January 1, 2020.  

The rules will change both for those who already are Norwegian citizens, and for those who are applying for Norwegian citizenship.

If you are currently a Norwegian citizen, and you obtain US citizenship after the new rules take effect, you will be able to keep your Norwegian citizenship.

If you have previously been a Norwegian citizen

When the new rules are introduced, it will also be possible to apply to get back your Norwegian citizenship if

  • you have lost your Norwegian citizenship because you became a citizen of another country, or 
  • the UDI has revoked your Norwegian citizenship because you did not renounce your original citizenship within the deadline you were given.

You will then be able to apply through a simplified application process, which means that it will for instance not be required that you are currently living in Norway.

As soon as we have more information regarding when and how you may apply to reinstate your Norwegian citizenship, we will post it here.

Read more about the new dual citizenship legislation at

Honorary Consul Eivind J. Heiberg
Eivind J. Heiberg is Honorary Consul in Minneapolis

Eivind J. Heiberg is the Honorary Consul in Minneapolis