The Norwegian Government has announced that January 1, 2020 will be the date when the new Dual Citizenship law will come into force. It’s wonderful news for many Norwegians living abroad, eagerly waiting to reclaim their red passports. Others would like to apply for a second citizenship in the country they currently live in, to strengthen their democratic rights.

Application is not open until 2020, the new form will be available on the website of UDI (the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration) only mid-January. The application fee is also not yet confirmed, it will be determined in December.

If you already hold a Norwegian passport and would like to apply for a second citizenship, you need to wait until the new law comes into force.

Those who received their Norwegian passport at birth and are under the age of 22, must still apply in order to keep their Norwegian citizenship. These rules are not changed.