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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Brochmann, Grete

Published: November 2009 - Latest Update: April 2013

Country expert(s)

Brochmann, Grete

Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen

Olsen, Espen D. H.

Current citizenship law

Act No. 51/2005 on Norwegian Citizenship (as amended by Act No. 36 of 30 June 2006) LANGUAGE: uk


Lov nr. 51/2005 om norsk statsborgerskap (consolidated Norwegian version as amended by Act No. 9 of 8 March 2013)[external link] LANGUAGE: Norway


Please note that the English translation listed above does not include amendments enacted after 2006 (please consult the national chronology for further information)


Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Norway domestic case law
International and European case law Norway International and European case law
Citizenship statistics

Norway Statistics

Citizenship News

Update on 2012 and 2013 Revisions of Norwegian Citizenship Law: Procedural issues and citizenship for infants born abroad to surrogate mothers

Quicker processing of applications for recovery of Norwegian citizenship

64000 emigrants mistakenly registered as Norwegian citizens have their status changed to ‘unknown’

Rettigheter og tilhørighet. Evaluering av statsborgerregelverket (Evaluation of the Norwegian Citizenship Law), by Oxford Research. [pdf]

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship