If you have new documentation which is important for your application, you can send it to the UDI.
In order for your decision to reach you as soon as possible, it is important that you notify us if you change your postal address from the one you stated in your application.
You must notify the UDI if something happens in your life that may have a bearing on your application for Norwegian citizenship.
This could for example be that
You have to report your new address to the National Population Register (external website) as soon as you know you will be moving. The UDI automatically receives your new address from the registry.
If you are in Norway, and you move before your application has been processed, you must notify the police that you are moving no later than one week after you have moved. You can notify the police where you are moving to, or where you lived before.
If you are abroad, and you move before the UDI has processed your application, you must notify the embassy or consulate you applied to. If you fail to do this, you risk not receiving the answer to your application.
After you have been granted Norwegian citizenship, it may take some time until you receive a Norwegian passport.
When you are granted Norwegian citizenship, your residence card is no longer valid, even if the card has not expired. Suppose you have a passport from another country and do not have a Norwegian passport. In that case, you must be aware that it can be difficult to document that the visa rules that apply to Norwegian citizens also apply to you.
When you re-enter Norway, you may have to document that you have legal residence in Norway at the border control. People with passports from outside the EU/EEA usually document this with a valid residence card.
If you travel without a Norwegian passport or Norwegian ID card, you may experience problems at the border control into Schengen/Norway, or at an ID check in another Schengen country. In other words, you may have difficulties re-entering Norway after your stay abroad.
Suppose you are granted Norwegian citizenship while being abroad. In this case, you should be prepared to answer questions when entering Norway about why you still travel with a travel document / alien's passport / other country's passport and residence card and do not have a Norwegian passport. You must then explain that you became a Norwegian citizen while abroad and therefore have not had the opportunity to get a Norwegian passport.
The application fee can only be refunded if you have not yet attended your appointment to hand in the application in person. If you have sent an application where you are not required to meet in person, but only need to upload the application documents electronically, you cannot get the fee refunded after you have uploaded the documents.
If you want an application fee refunded, you must contact the police district or the embassy responsible for your application. UDI cannot assist you with reimbursement.
If you have already handed in your application in person but wish to withdraw it, even if you will not be reimbursed, you must notify us in writing. You can write a short letter explaining that you wish to withdraw your application. The letter must be signed by you, the applicant. You must send the letter electronically. When we receive the information that you want to withdraw your application, we will dismiss the case and send you a written confirmation.