Norwegian Foreign Service missions now only accept applications for machine-readable passports. The applicant must meet in person at a Foreign Service mission when applying for a passport. The passport will be printed in Norway, and the processing time will be approximately 4 to 5 weeks. In emergency cases, a hand written passport may be issued by the Foreign Service mission. An emergency passport would be given a short validity and would have to be surrendered at the end of the trip. The fee is the same as for a regular passport (see below.)
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Please bring the following documentation:
- The application form "Søknadsopplysninger for pass" must be filled out in duplicate (all in capital letters). In addition 3 copies of the form "Søknad om pass GP-7059" must be signed. (Not required for children under 10 years of age). This form is not sent to the applicant by mail, but will be given out for the applicant to sign when he/she appears in person at a Foreign Service mission to apply for the passport.
- 4 recent passport photos. The photos should be taken slightly from the side so that the face is visible in its entirety; one ear should also be visible. The background must be of light color.
- Your old passport. If this is lost or stolen you must bring your birth certificate together with another photo ID. You must also fill out the form "Melding om tap av pass", form (GP-7091). If the passport has been stolen, you must bring a police report.
- Documentation regarding your Norwegian personal number. Unless your personal number (5-digits) is indicated in your previous passport, please provide an official Norwegian document confirming it (driver’s license, birth certificate, tax return etc.). If you have never been issued a Norwegian personal number, please see below how to obtain one. It is the applicant’s own responsibility to obtain a Norwegian personal number.
- If your name has been changed since the issuance of your previous passport, you must bring documentation regarding this change. NB! The passport will be printed in the name you are registered under in The Population Register. "Melding om endring av navn" must be filled out and sent The Population Register in the municipality where you used to live in Norway. If you haven't previously notified the The Population Register about the change of name. Please enclose proof of name change; for example notarized copy of Marriage Certificate.
- The passport fee is $ 75.00 for adults and children over 16 years of age. The passport fee for children (under 16) is $ 45.00. Please note that other currency will not be accepted.
More information can be obtained at www.politiet.no.
Additional required information regarding issuance of passports to children under the age of 18.
In addition to the above-mentioned documentation, please note that issuance of passport to children under 18 years of age also requires the following documentation:
- Both parents must give their consent regarding issuance of passports to children. At least one parent must come in person with the child. A written and signed statement from the parent not present must be presented together with both parents’ passports for verification of signature.
- Copy of the child’s birth certificate where the parent’s names appear. If it is the child’s first Norwegian passport, the original birth certificate or a certified copy is needed.
- If the child is born by a Norwegian father and a foreign mother, a certified copy of the parents’ marriage certificate must be presented.
Passports to children born outside of Norway can only be issued with validity until the holder’s 22nd birthday. By that time he/she will loose his/her Norwegian citizenship unless an application to retain it has been received by a Norwegian Foreign Service mission before he/she turns 22 years old. The application should be in letterform, signed by the applicant. A copy of the applicant’s passport and birth certificate should be enclosed, together with a copy of the passport of the parent from whom the applicant inherited his/her Norwegian citizenship.
For children from 0 - 2 years old the validity of the passport is 2 years
For children from 5 - 10 years old the validity of the passport is 3 years
For children from 10 - 16 years old the validity of the passport is 5 years
For children over 16 years old the validity of the passport is 10 years
How to obtain a Norwegian personal number
As of January 1st, 2000 it is mandatory for all persons who are eligible for a Norwegian passport to submit their personal number (Norwegian: "personnummer") together with their passport application. 'The personal number is a five-digit number issued by Norwegian authorities in addition to your date of birth, e.g. DOB 5 June 1960, + personal number 34567 = birth number: 050660 34567 (equivalent to a social security number). This new requirement applies for first issue, as well as for renewal, of passports. Requests for personal number must be addressed in letter form directly to:
Oslo likningskontor og folkeregister
Tel: +47 22 66 19 20
Fax: +47 22 66 19 25
You must enclose a certified copy of your birth certificate together with a copy of your Norwegian passport. Processing time is approximately four weeks.
To obtain a personal number for a child, please send notarized copy of the child's birth certificate, copy of the Norwegian parent's passport, copy of the parents' Marriage Certificate (if only the father is a Norwegian citizen).