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TELL US: Do tougher language requirements make Norwegian citizenship less appealing?

Frazer Norwell
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TELL US: Do tougher language requirements make Norwegian citizenship less appealing?
Tell us, will tighter language rules for Norwegian citizenship put you off applying? Pictured is a Norwegian flag. Photo by Jacob Thorson on Unsplash

Norway will raise the language requirements for citizenship from October 1st. Will the higher threshold for Norwegian language skills put you applying? The Local wants to hear from you.


The requirements for becoming a Norwegian citizen will become even tighter from October 1st, when the language rules will become even stricter.

Citizenship applications will require the proficiency for spoken Norwegian to be B1 level for applications submitted after October 1st, the Norwegian Immigration Directorate (UDI) writes on its website.

B1 level oral Norwegian is considered intermediate when using the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for grading language proficiency.

Will the language requirements becoming higher deter you from applying for citizenship further down the line, and do you think language rules for citizenship are a good idea?

The Local wants to hear your thoughts. Please take a few minutes to fill out the form below, and we will try and include your answers in a future article.

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