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The Foreigner Norway government has no plans to revise dual nationality legislation. The Ministry of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion has answered questions The Foreigner posed relating to the ongoing matter of dual nationality in Norway. When was the law regarding this last revised? “The new Norwegian Nationality Act is dated 10.06.2005. Revisions concerning regulations in the Act have been made on various occasions since this date. The Act in its latest version is accessible on Lovdata in Norwegian.”

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Norway government has no plans to revise dual nationality legislation

Published on Friday, 2nd August, 2013 at 20:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 2nd August 2013 at 20:37.

The Ministry of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion has answered questions The Foreigner posed relating to the ongoing matter of dual nationality in Norway.



When was the law regarding this last revised?

“The new Norwegian Nationality Act is dated 10.06.2005. Revisions concerning regulations in the Act have been made on various occasions since this date. The Act in its latest version is accessible on Lovdata in Norwegian.”

When was the last circular issued?

“Please visit UDI’s (Directorate of Immigration) homepage where you will find the overview,” (external link, in Norwegian).

Why are the rules different for Norwegians abroad – i.e. the Norwegian parent of the child/children born in question – and Norwegians at home, if at all?

“When a Norwegian National applies for another citizenship, or has explicitly confirmed that they accept the citizenship, for example where citizenship is acquired by notification, the Norwegian citizenship is automatically lost. This is the case for children born in Norway applying for an Australian citizenship.

Why does the child automatically lose its Norwegian citizenship if current legislation states that:

a) The parents must jointly apply,

b) It is in fact the Australian parent who has sent the registration form in (registration of births abroad), and

c) The Norwegian parent is not necessarily involved in this process (or has to sign/signs the form at all) – other than by default as the child’s father/mother?

“Regarding to current legislation there is not an explicit requirement of both parents agreement to automatic loss of Norwegian Citizenship for a child when another citizenship is acquired, i.e. Norwegian Nationality Act section 23.”

“Norwegian legislation requires both parents agreement when it comes to application of Norwegian citizenship. Norwegian legislation does not decide about other countries legislation.”

What is the progress of work on a revision/clarification to legislation?

“The government has no plans to revise the legislation at the moment.”

What is the current status quo regarding discussions with Australian authorities?

“The Ministry has had none bilateral consultations on the matter.”

What is Minister Inga Marthe Thorkildsen’s/the Deputy Minister’s comment regarding the ongoing issue?

“At the moment, we have no comment on the matter,” writes the Ministry.




Published on Friday, 2nd August, 2013 at 20:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 2nd August 2013 at 20:37.

This post has the following tags: norwayimmigration, norwaydualnationality.





  
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