Section 41 a. 24-year age requirement for family establishment

A condition for a residence permit under sections 40 (spouses) and 41 (cohabitants) is that both parties are aged 24 or over, unless
  1. a.
    the marriage was entered into or the cohabitation was established before the time of the sponsor’s entry into Norway, or
  2. b.
    the parties have entered into marriage or lived in an established cohabitation in Norway while both have held a residence permit or Norwegian or Nordic citizenship.
Exceptions to this requirement may be made if it is obvious that the marriage or cohabitation is voluntary.