UDI reveals more details on the application process.
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. In addition to the online application form, you must present yourself at the nearest Norwegian Embassy, Consulate (or Police station if you live in Norway) to show the documents UDI will need to process your application. 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.
We advise you to look at the website of UDI, containing more updated details on the process.