The government will no longer deprive children of citizenship when parents have made mistakes

PassportPassport.Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB scanpix

The law that makes it possible to take away citizenship from children because parents and grandparents make mistakes should be amended, the government proposes.

This should also apply to persons who have turned of legal age, but who were under the age of 18 when they were granted Norwegian citizenship, according to the bill proposed by the government.

– “It is important for the government that children’s rights are safeguarded. Therefore, the main rule should be that children’s citizenship cannot be revoked because of the mistakes made by their parents or grandparents. However, the proposal proposes a limited exemption that allows for the revocation of citizenship if, after a specific assessment, the person does not have a strong connection to Norway,” says Integration Minister Jan Tore Sanner (H).

The government also proposes changes to the case when the authorities want to revoke the citizenship of adults. The measures will strengthen legal certainty.

Cases of revocation of citizenship have been pending since spring 2017. UDI estimates that revocation cases will be in excess of 915 cases at the start of 2020

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