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Old Feb 20th 2017, 1:28 pm   #1
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Hi,

I have one Norwegian parent and one English parent. I was born and raised in England and got my British citizenship automatically through my English parent. I believe I also gained Norwegian citizenship automatically through my Norwegian parent at birth, but have never applied for a passport or anything similar.

From what I gather, I will have to apply to keep my Norwegian citizenship:
https://www.udi.no/en/word-definitio...ship/#link-674

I have the 6 months time spent there (but not 2 years living there) to fulfill the requirements, but does anyone know whether I would have to give up my British citizenship to keep my Norwegian citizenship.

This checklist includes a point for confirming I have no other citizenship:
https://www.udi.no/en/checklists-con...zenship/?c=gbr

But this page says you can have dual citizenship if 'you received one citizenship from each of your parents when you were born':
https://www.udi.no/en/word-definitio...l-citizenship/

Does anyone have experience with applying to retain Norwegian citizenship in this way, and if so did they need to renounce their previous citizenship?

Thanks for the help
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Old Jul 6th 2017, 1:07 am   #2
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Hey,

I think it will be much the best to contact the Norwegian embassy about this. That's the kind of stuff they deal with all the time.
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Old Jul 6th 2017, 8:24 pm   #3
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The OP is six months old but for what it's worth my understand of Norwegian nationality law is that the OP can retain both his/her British and Norwegian citizenship.
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Old Jul 9th 2017, 1:52 am   #4
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The OP is six months old but for what it's worth my understand of Norwegian nationality law is that the OP can retain both his/her British and Norwegian citizenship.
Yes, I only saw that now, but I guess the answer is the same for those wondering.
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