passport of Norway

Norway Passport

Passport rankings out of 193 countries

Freedom of travel18

Asset protection25

Quality of life12

"Plan B"16

About Norway

A state in Northern Europe. It is located in the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, small adjacent islands and the Svalbard archipelago. It ranks first in the Human Development Index, which takes into account the education, level and life expectancy of the population. Norway produces oil, natural gas, copper, marble, granite, is engaged in forestry and engineering.

Norway is part of the Schengen zone. There are ski resorts and many attractions in the country: for example, the Troll Staircase, the Bryggen shopping complex, the old Stave Church and others.


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Norway passport ranking and benefits

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    Life in Norway and EU countries

    Citizenship allows you to live, work and study in Norway without restrictions. Norway is not a member of the European Union, but is a member of the European Economic Area. Norwegian citizens have the right to live and work in any EU country.

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    Access to 186 countries

    A Norwegian passport provides visa-free entry to the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong and others.

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    Education and healthcare in Norway and the European Union

    A child with a Norwegian passport will have an easier enrollment in a university in Norway or EU member states. Studying for them will cost less than for a non-EU country citizen. Norwegians can get a state scholarship and medical benefits.

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    Work and international business

    A Norwegian passport allows you to open a company in this country or another European state. To work in the European Union, you won’t need to get a residence permit or work permit in advance. Norwegian citizens also have the right to engage in business activities, such as in the fishing industry, which is not available to foreigners.

Grounds for obtaining a Norway passport

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Birth to citizens of the country

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Marriage to a citizen of the country

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Work for the country's government

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Estimated time: 7 years

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Parents citizenship

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Special conditions

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Special services to the state

Obtaining a Norway passport by naturalization: requirements for applicants

Knowledge of state language

Assimilation or cultural knowledge

Stable financial status

Good health

No criminal records

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I get a Norwegian passport?

    Norwegian citizenship is obtained by right of blood or descent, adoption, marriage or naturalisation.

    To obtain Norwegian citizenship by naturalisation, you must have lived in the country for at least 7 years, passed a language and social customs test of the country, and have no criminal record.

    A Norwegian passport by marriage can also be obtained after seven years, taking into account the period of cohabitation with a Norwegian citizen. To apply for citizenship, you must have been married or officially cohabited for at least three years. The remaining four years are counted from the applicant’s residence in Norway. If the couple lives abroad, this period is also accounted for within the seven years before applying for citizenship.

  • Does Norway recognise second citizenship?

    Yes, that’s why you don’t need to give up your first passport when you get Norwegian citizenship.

  • How to live in Norway with citizenship of another country?

    Norway is not a member of the European Union, but it is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA). Therefore, you can move to Norway via a simplified procedure with a passport of one of the EEA countries, like Portugal or Malta.

  • Who can obtain Norwegian citizenship by birthright?

    Norwegian citizenship can be obtained by right of blood — if the child was born in a family where at least one of the parents has Norwegian citizenship. In this case, the place of birth does not matter.

Norway Passport in comparison with other passports