ANNOUNCEMENT: INFORMATION FROM THE NORWEGIAN DIRECTORATE OF IMMIGRATION (UDI) REGARDING DUAL CITIZENSHIP IN NORWAY

ANNOUNCEMENT: INFORMATION FROM THE NORWEGIAN DIRECTORATE OF IMMIGRATION (UDI) REGARDING DUAL CITIZENSHIP IN NORWAY

The Embassy hereby informs the public of the following information regarding dual citizenship from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI):

"In accordance with the Agreement on the interpretation of Article 12, paragraph 2, of 2 April 2007, the Government of the Kingdom of Norway has denounced Chapter I of the Convention on the reduction of cases of multiple nationality and on military obligations in cases of multiple nationality.

As of 1 January 2020 dual or multiple citizenship is accepted according to the Norwegian nationality Act. Norwegian citizenship will after this date no longer be lost by the acquisition of the citizenship of another country. Renouncing any former citizenship(s) is no longer a requirement for acquiring Norwegian citizenship by naturalization. Former Norwegian citizens who have lost their citizenship prior to these changes, may recover Norwegian citizenship by notification, in accordance with Article 22a of the Norwegian Nationality Act.

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) will no longer notify embassies of a person's acquisition of Norwegian citizenship.

Please be aware that the UDI will not be able to issue individual confirmations stating that the re-acquisition of former citizenship(s) will not lead to the loss of Norwegian citizenship. 

In accordance with the Norwegian Nationality Act it is allowed to have one or more citizenships in addition to Norwegian citizenship.

Please consult the following webpage for more information: https://www.udi.no/en/important-messages/news-regarding-dual-citizenship"

Kindly note that for the Philippines, having dual citizenship (Filipino and foreign citizenship) is not automatic upon acquiring a foreign citizenship. A Filipino will lose their Philippine citizenship upon being naturalized as a foreigner, and will have to undergo the process of citizenship reacquisition/retention in order to regain their Philippine citizenship. Please refer to our website for the requirements for reacquisition/retention of Philippine citizenship: https://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/dual-citizenship-retention-and-re-acquisition-of-philippine-citizenship