Passport and citizenship
Citizenship entails affiliation to a state with rights and obligations in relation to that state. Norwegian citizenship is granted in accordance with the Norwegian Citizenship Act.
According to The Act on Norwegian nationality, a child born to a Norwegian mother or father acquires Norwegian citizenship automatically at birth. This applies no matter if the child is born in Norway or abroad, and no matter if the parents were married or not.
Applying for personal number
National identification numbers ("personal numbers") consist of 11 digits, where the first six are your date of birth and the last five are your ID number.
Applying for passport
In accordance with the Norwegian Passport Act §3, it is a condition for entitlement to a Norwegian passport that you provide proof of your identity and your Norwegian citizenship. The same rules and procedures apply for both first time applications and applications for renewal. Please read all the information below before booking an appointment.