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Norway: Whether a child, born in Norway three years after his/her Iranian parents were granted convention refugee status by Norway, is eligible for national, residence or citizenship rights by virtue of having been born in Norway

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 March 1998
Citation / Document Symbol NOR29021.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Norway: Whether a child, born in Norway three years after his/her Iranian parents were granted convention refugee status by Norway, is eligible for national, residence or citizenship rights by virtue of having been born in Norway, 1 March 1998, NOR29021.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aba3b4.html [accessed 25 October 2014]
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Information on whether a child, born in Norway three years after his/her Iranian parents were granted convention refugee status by Norway, is eligible for national, residence or citizenship rights by virtue of having been born in Norway could not be obtained from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Ottawa.

For general information on rights of refugees in Norway, please consult the following pieces of legislation, which are available at all Regional Documentation Centres and can be accessed on SHARENet/REFWORLD/LEGAL/REFLEG/Norway: Chapter 3 (Protection Against Persecution (Refugees, etc.) of The Regulations Concerning the Entry of Foreign Nationals into the Kingdom of Norway and their Presence in the Realm (Immigration Regulations), which went into force on 1 January 1991 and which contains amendments up to and including 18 December 1992, and Chapter 3 (Protection Against Persecution (Refugees, etc.) of the Immigration Act, which went into force on 1 January 1991.

For general information on the acquisition of Norwegian citizenship, please consult Act No. 3 of 8 December 1950 Relating to Norwegian Nationality (the Norwegian Nationality Act), which is available at all Regional Documentation Centres and can be accessed on SHARENet/REFWORLD/LEGAL/REFLEG/Norway. This Act, which went into force on 1 January 1951, contains amendments up to and including 1989.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Additional Sources Consulted

Secretariat of the Inter-Governmental Consultations, Geneva. September 1997. Report on Asylum Procedures: Overview of Policies and Practices in IGC Participating States.

     Electronic sources: IRB Databases.

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