Applying for Norwegian citizenship without a permanent residence permit

The following information is important for anyone applying for Norwegian citizenship who does not have a permanent residence permit and has not applied for a permanent residence permit.

Published: 24.05.2024

You will not receive an answer to your application for Norwegian citizenship any sooner by not applying for a permanent residence permit. In fact, if you apply for Norwegian citizenship without applying for a permanent residence permit, you need to be aware of the following:

  • You must satisfy the requirements for a permanent residence permit on the day when we process your application for citizenship

  • Your residence permit must be valid even though you have applied for Norwegian citizenship

  • Your application for citizenship will not be processed automatically

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