NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: DEFERMENT OF PROCESSING OF DUAL CITIZENSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR FORMER FILIPINOS WHO HAVE ACQUIRED NORWEGIAN CITIZENSHIP

DEFERMENT OF PROCESSING OF DUAL CITIZENSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR FORMER FILIPINOS WHO HAVE ACQUIRED NORWEGIAN CITIZENSHIP

The Embassy informs the public that in view of the change in Norway’s citizenship law allowing Norwegians to hold other citizenships beginning 01 January 2020, the Embassy is presently in consultations with the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) to organize a public forum about the implications of having dual Filipino-Norwegian citizenship. The Embassy is aiming to organize the forum as soon as possible, sometime in January 2020, subject to the availability of UDI resource persons.

In the meantime, the Embassy will not yet be receiving applications for dual citizenship for former Filipinos naturalized as Norwegians. The Embassy will begin receiving and processing such applications once the consultations with UDI are concluded and will announce the same accordingly.

For the guidance of all.