You must have lived in Norway for at least three or five years in the past 10 years and have had valid residence permits for at least one year. Furthermore, your total residency and marriage term must be at least seven years. The application process takes about 11 months.
In addition to these requirements, you need to provide proof of having been vaccinated against smallpox, which means either by showing a vaccination certificate or by answering "yes" to this question on the form: "Have you ever had smallpox?"
The cost is 990 NOK (about $125) for a single-page application form, plus 30 NOK ($4) for each additional page. You can submit your application by mail or in person at a Norwegian embassy or consulate. In person is recommended because it saves time.
To become a citizen, you must attend a general course for citizens at a community center run by the government, where you will learn about the history of Norway and its politics. The course is six hours per session, twice a week for four weeks, and it's mandatory for all citizens over the age of 15. Those under 15 cannot apply alone; they must be accompanied by an adult citizen who is willing to help them with their application.
For three years You must have maintained a resident permit in Norway for at least three years and complete certain additional conditions before applying for a permanent residence permit. If you hold a permanent residence permit, you will be given a two-year residency card. If your residence permit is not valid for another year, you can apply for an extension.
In order to be granted a residence permit, the Norwegian Immigration Service (Uttrekningstjenesten, or UTT) must decide that you are suitable to reside in Norway and that there is no reason why you should not be granted a permit. The length of time it takes to process your application varies depending on how many people are trying to enter Norway and whether your application is approved immediately, so it's best to try and do it as soon as possible after arriving in Norway.
If you are granted a residence permit, you will receive a document called "Førstehjelpskarte". This document is necessary if you want to work in Norway and needs to be translated into Norwegian for your application to be accepted. It can take up to six months to get this document back from the consulate/embassy where they were issued originally.
Your residence permit will state how long it is valid for and what rules you need to follow in order to keep it.
To seek for Norwegian citizenship, you must have spent at least seven of the past 10 years in Norway. This implies that you must have spent no more than two months each year outside of Norway in the previous 10 years, and your total time in Norway must be at least seven years. If this condition is met, then you will be able to apply for a Norwegian passport.
In addition, you must fulfill some other conditions to be eligible to apply for Norwegian citizenship: you must be 18 years old, you must have a residence permit, and so on. The process requires you to provide evidence that you meet these requirements; for example, by including your passport with the new nationality symbol on it with your application.
You can also include a letter from your employer or school saying that you have satisfied the conditions required for Norwegian citizenship. This makes the process even easier as it reduces the need for an interview. However, if you do choose to go through an interview process, it can be done by mail or via Skype. The application form itself is simple to complete - just check off the boxes corresponding to the years you have lived in Norway and submit it along with the required documents.
After submitting your application, you will usually receive a confirmation email indicating that your application has been received by the Ministry of Justice. If everything goes well with your application, then you should expect to receive your Norwegian passport within six months.
Time spent away from Norway for more than two consecutive months in a calendar year often increases the length of time necessary for residence by the same amount. So, if you spent a year abroad in the middle of your seven-year term, the time necessary to qualify increases to eight years. However, if you can provide evidence that you're planning to return to Norway within five years, you may be able to apply for a permit.
You can apply for a permit when you arrive in Norway. If your application is approved, you'll receive a permit valid for up to three months. You must then produce the permit when you register with the police station where you are staying. If your application is denied, you have another opportunity to apply when you renew your residence permit. The renewal period varies depending on how long you originally applied for your permit, but can range from one month to one year.
Anyone who has lived in Norway for four years in an uninterrupted period will be granted permanent resident status. A new system was introduced in 2013 requiring applicants to prove that they intend to make Norway their main home by stating this on their application form. Those who fail to do so could see their residency permits revoked.
Those who meet the language requirement and are employed in government jobs can expect to become citizens after one more year's residence. The remaining periods vary depending on how long you stayed away from Norway and what type of visa you used.
You must be between the ages of 18 and 21, have no spouse or cohabitant, and have previously obtained a residence permit in Norway for a number of years. Your parents and all of your siblings live in Norway or intend to relocate there. You will need to secure a job in the Norwegian economy to be granted a permit.
There is no specific age limit for those who can apply for a parent visa. However, if your parent is over the age of 60, they may not be able to travel to take up a new job in Norway. In this case, you should try to find another solution such as extending their existing permit or applying for a sibling visa.
It is possible to apply for a parent visa after reaching the age of 18. However, there is no guarantee that your application will be approved. If it is rejected, then you will have to start the process again from step one.
The Ministry of Justice and Public Security will be the authority that decides if your parent's residence permit can be extended. If your application is approved, then your parent will receive a letter informing them of the decision. It is important to respond to this letter so that we do not lose contact with them. If they do not reply, then they have been declined.
It is also possible to request a sibling visa.