Children born in Norway to parents without Norwegian citizenship

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Are you a foreign citizen living in Norway? If you give birth in Norway, you must also apply for a residence permit for your child. It is the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) who processes such applications.

You must apply for permanent residence permit for your child within its first year. At that time, both parents must have:

  • Permanent residence permit or Norwegian citizenship
  • Or have applied and are eligible for permanent residence permit or Norwegian citizenship.

It is the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) who processes applications for permanent residence permits.

Do you have any questions? Contact UDI.

Parents in political asylum

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