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Norway to allow dual citizenship from 2020

The amendments approved by the country’s Parliament will come into force on January 1.

HELSINKI – Norway will allow its citizens to have dual citizenship from the beginning of 2020. As reported on Friday, the Norwegian Telegraph Bureau (NTB), this means that Norwegian citizens now do not have to give up a Norwegian passport when obtaining citizenship of another state, and foreigners who receive a Norwegian passport – from the citizenship of their home country.

“By allowing dual citizenship, we make sure that Norwegian laws are in line with global trends where more people have ties to more than one state,” said education and integration Minister Jan Tore Sanner.

The Norwegian Parliament approved the relevant changes to the citizenship law last year. On Friday, the government decided that the amendments would come into force on January 1, 2020.

NTB notes that Norwegian citizens who renounced their country’s citizenship at the time of obtaining another, can now again become holders of a Norwegian passport.