From next year onwards, Norway will allow dual citizenship for its citizens.

This means that foreign residents who qualify for Norwegian nationalisation can keep their existing passport or citizenship.

The Nordic Page reports that Norwegians will also benefit from this new law, because it will allow them to apply for citizenship in other countries too.

“Dual citizenship ensures that Norwegian law is keeping up with developments in a more globalised world, where increasing numbers of people have a connection to more than one country,” Minister of Education and Integration Jan Tore Sanner said.

This proposal was passed last year by the Norwegian Parliament and was approved last week for implementation on 1 January 2020.

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