Dual citizenship approved

From 1 January 2020, Norwegians can become nationals of another country without losing their Norwegian citizenship, and foreign nationals no longer have to give up their original citizenship to become Norwegian.

“When we allow for dual citizenship, we ensure that Norwegian law follows developments in a more globalized world, where more and more people are connected to more than one country,” Minister of Knowledge and Integration Jan Tore Sanner said in a press release.

Last year, Parliament approved the government’s proposal to open for dual citizenship. In the Cabinet of Ministers on November 1, it was decided that the amendments to the Citizenship Act will come into effect from the first of January 2020.