|Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 114):|
I became eligible this year to be a Norwegian citizen so I'm watching this closely.
Now how the hell are you going to do that when the Norwegian govt will not in allow dual citizenship, with few exceptions (see below), since dumping your US citizenship is pretty tricky and expensive.
My oldest son is an exception, born in NZ
and granted Norwegian citizenship, my other children are born in Norway, if I applied for NZ
citizenship for them and the Norwegian govt found out they would have their Norwegian citizenship revoked. I know of a couple of US citizens who started the Norwegian citizenship process only to can it after finding out how difficult it is to give up their US citizenship.
The Norwegians are really anal about dual citizenship, from the UDI
Dual citizenship in case a foreign national citizen wishes to become Norwegian
If you wish to become a Norwegian citizen it is required as a principal rule that you renounce any other citizenship. In certain cases there are exemptions from this requirement, and double citizenship is allowed:
1. The legislation in the applicant’s former home country does not permit citizens to be released from their citizenship, or such release is deemed to be practically impossible.
2. The authorities in the former home country have rejected an application for release.
3. For reasons for personal safety, the applicant should not be required to contact the authorities of his or her former home country in order to apply for release.
4. More than one year has elapsed since Norwegian citizenship was granted or since the applicant reached the age at which it is possible to obtain release pursuant to the legislation of the former home country but the granting of release has not been documented, and the home country has provided no information as regards expected processing time. If it is known that the applicant’s former home country does not reply to applications for release from nationality, an exemption may be granted from the requirement regarding release in connection with the granting of Norwegian citizenship.
5. The authorities in the applicant’s former home country set unreasonably burdensome conditions for release. Whether the fee charged for release is unreasonably burdensome shall be assessed on the basis of ordinary income. If the fee exceeds four per cent of the applicant’s income, the release fee is deemed to be unreasonably burdensome. The same applies if the applicant is responsible for the care of children under 18 years of age, and the release fee, including any release fee for children, exceeds two per cent of the applicant’s income. However, a release fee of up to and including NOK 2,500 is not deemed to be unreasonably burdensome. In the case of orphans, any release fee is deemed to be unreasonably burdensome.
So you might get lucky under clause 1, 2, or 5 but since you'll still be a US citizen you'll still have to pay tax, or file returns, and of course Norway has signed up to FATCA, so you're well screwed whichever way you go.