Benefits & Requirements
Coverage: Requirements for its application
This act regulates the acquisition and loss of Norwegian nationality.
Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries
Criteria for coverage
Any person has a right, upon application, to Norwegian nationality if the applicant at the time the administrative decision is made:
a) has provided documentary evidence of or otherwise clearly established his or her identity, cf. paragraph 4,
b) has reached the age of 12,
c) is and will remain a resident of the realm,
d) fulfils the conditions for a settlement permit laid down in section 12 of the Immigration Act,
e) has spent a total of seven years in the realm in the last ten years, with residence or work permits of at least one year’s duration, residence during one or more application-processing periods to be included in the seven-year period, cf. paragraph 5,
f) satisfies the requirement regarding Norwegian language training laid down in section 8,
g) has not been sentenced to a penalty or special criminal sanction or has observed the waiting period, cf. section 9, and
h) satisfies the requirement regarding release from another nationality laid down in section 10.