Here you can find information about applying for a Norwegian passport.
In order to apply for a Norwegian passport you need to have a Norwegian personal number (ID number). For children born in Jordan or Iraq, applications for ID numbers are handed in together with the application for a Norwegian passport. All applicants under 18 must be accompanied by both parents, and both parents must give their consent by signing the application form.
Norwegian citizens who wish to apply for an ID number and Norwegian passport, must do this by appointment, and through meeting up at the Embassy in person. You can schedule an appointment by sending an email to email@example.com. Please provide the following details in your email to the Embassy:
- Name and date of birth of child/person applying for ID number
- Name and nationality of parents
- ID number of parents with Norwegian citizenship
- Telephone number
- Preferred date for appointment
Please bring following documents to appointment:
- One completed application form. The form is signed at the Embassy
- Original birth certificate with names of both parents
- The child's Jordanian and/or Iraqi passport (Iraqi applicants are kindly asked also to bring their originial Iraqi ID card)
- Parents' original marriage certificate/contract (if married)
- Parents' original passports (all passports must be submitted if the parents have several citizenships)
- Norwegian-Iraqi applicants must submit both parents' original Iraqi ID cards and citizenship certificates even if they have a Norwegian passport
Birth and marriage certificates must be submitted in their original form, in addition to translations in Norwegian or English. Both the original and translated versions must be legalised by the Jordanian/Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Embassy does not accept documents that are legalised by Kurdish authorities. All documents from Iraq must be legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad.
In cases where the parent with Norwegian citizenship is registered in the Norwegian Public Register (Folkeregisteret) as living in Norway and unmarried, the father must sign a declaration of paternity.
Please note: Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Applicants from Iraq will be requested to provide a DNA-test. In some cases this is also required of Jordanian applicants.
Procedure without DNA-test
- The Embassy sends the application for a Norwegian ID-number to Skatt Nord (the Tax Administration) in Tromsø. The estimated processing time at the Tax Administration is 4 weeks.
- Skatt Nord informs the applicant and Embassy about their decision.
- When the application decision for ID-number is received, the Embassy processes the application for a passport. If the passport application is approved, the passport should arrive at the Embassy within 2-3 weeks.
Procedure with DNA-test
- The Embassy sends the application for a Norwegian ID-number to Skatt Nord in Tromsø.
- Skatt Nord Tromsø sends the applicant a request for payment information and a DNA-test.
- After receiving payment, Skatt Nord sends the testing equipment to the Embassy.
- The Embassy gives the applicant and mother an appoinment for conducting the DNA-test. It can take up to 8 weeks from receiving the application for an ID-number, until the Embassy can conduct the DNA-test. The test will be sent to Norway for analysis.
- Skatt Nord informs the applicant and Embassy about the results. The estimated processing time is 4 weeks.
- When the decision for the ID number application has arrived, the Embassy handles the passport application. If the passport application is approved, the passport should arrive at the Embassy within 2-3 weeks.
Norwegian citizens living in Jordan and Iraq can apply for a new passport at the Norwegian Embassy in Amman.
To apply for a Norwegian passport, you need to have a Norwegian personal number (ID number). If the applicant does not have a Norwegian ID number, an application for this must be submitted at the same time (see above information).
All Norwegian citizens who want to apply for a Norwegian passport must do so by scheduling an appointment and meeting up at the Embassy in person. NB! Passports are issued to persons under 18 years only at the written request of both parents. Both parents must attend along with the minor. If one of the parents is prohibited from coming with the child, that parent must give his or her consent.
You can schedule an appointment for the handing in of your passport application by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the following information in your email to the Embassy:
- Name and ID numbers of the person(s) wishing to apply for a passport, and their parents/guardians
- Telephone number
- Preferred time for appointment
After you have scheduled an appointment with the Embassy, make sure to bring the following documents to your appointment.
- One completed passport application form. The form is signed at the Embassy. The name used in the application must be the same as the one in the Norwegian Public Registry (Folkeregisteret).
- A valid ID, and your last passport. If your passport did not expire more than three months ago, this is also sufficient as ID.
- If you live in another country (for example Jordan or Iraq) as a citizen of that country, you must also show the passport from that country.
- If you live in another country than Norway (for example Jordan or Iraq), and you are not a citizen of that country, you need to show the residence permit.
- Children under 18 years old must additionally bring the following documents:
- Both parents' Norwegian passports
- If your parents live in another country than Norway (for example Jordan or Iraq) as citizens of that country, you must also present their passports from that country.
- If your parents live in another country than Norway (for example Jordan or Iraq), and they are not citizens of that country, you need to present their residence permits.
- Both parents must attend along with the minor. If one of the parents is prohibited from coming with the child, that parent must give his or her consent. The consent is given at the local police in Norway. You find the consent form on the web page of the police.
If the parents reside in Jordan or Iraq, we strongly recommend that both parents come with the child to the Embassy.
If a consent is presented for one of the parents at the Embassy, the consent must be in original and presented together with the original Norwegian passport of the parent, and if applicable, the relevant passport/residence permit from the country of residence.
Children under 12 years old must also bring a passport photo:
- Two passport photos without any head garments or dark glasses (in focus, high quality, same photo series, white background, max. 3 months old, min. 36x47mm)
Please note. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
How long is the application process? The applications are handled by the police in Oslo, and are sent back to the Embassy upon completion. Estimated processing time is 2-3 weeks.
Fees apply for all passports
Applicants over 16 years old: 38 JOD
Children under 16 years old: 23 JOD
Fees are to be paid in cash when handed in application.
There is no fee for an ID number application, but applicants that are required to take a DNA-test must pay for this.
You will be informed when your passport is ready for collection. The Embassy will schedule an appointment for you to collect it. You must have an appointment before collecting your passport. Please remember to bring your old passport and proof of identity.
Loss of passport should be reported to the local police. The police will give you a report of theft, which is to be handed in to the Embassy together with a completed 'Notification of loss of passport' form. The police report must be submitted in its original form and translated to English. Both versions must be legalized by the Jordanian/Iraqi MFA. Please note that we use the attached form of lost passport, where more information about the lost/stolen passport is required.
You should also bring identification (driver’s licence, Norwegian credit/debit card with photo and signature, Norwegian birth certificate, etc.). You can apply for an emergency passport at the Embassy.
If you find a passport that has been reported lost, you must hand it in to the Embassy or the Police in Norway. Please note that if your passport has ever been reported lost or stolen, it is no longer a valid travel document.
If you lose your passport in Jordan or Iraq, the Embassy can issue an emergency passport for travel back to Norway. Emergency passports are issued to those who have an immediate need, and do not have the possibility to await the issuing of an ordinary passport.
The emergency passport must be delivered to the police, passport authorities or border control upon your return. This applies also to ordinary passports that have been registered as invalid in the passport registry. Emergency passports are not normally issued if you have been issued one more than two times within the last five years, or have previously failed to hand in an emergency passport to the above mentioned authorities.
You must schedule an appointment and meet up at the Embassy in person to be issued an emergency passport. You can request an appointment by emailing email@example.com. Please provide the following information in the email to the Embassy:
- Applicant's full name and personal number (ID number)
- Telephone number
- Preferred appointment time
- Planned time of return to Norway
Documents required for an emergency passport:
- Norwegian ID document (e.g. drivers license, bank card with picture and signature, Norwegian birth certificate etc.)
- Report from local police of lost/stolen passport
- Completed 'Notification of loss of passport' form
- Two passport photos without headwear or dark glasses (high quality, same photo series, white background, max. 3 months old, min. 36x47 mm)
- Travel documentation
A person in possession of an ordinary passport may be issued a second passport when there is a documented need for it, e.g. in connection with extensive business travel that requires frequent visa applications. Applications for a second passport must be accompanied by the following:
- A signed letter from the employer stating the reasoning for a second passport application (written on the organisation's letter paper)
- Valid original passport or expired second passport
Please note: second passports are valid for 2 years.
The same procedure as for ordinary passport applications applies (see above information).
Persons residing in Norway are obliged to report change of address to the Norwegian authorities. If you are staying outside of Norway or a Nordic country for at least six months, you must report the change of residence and new address.
You must fill out a form from the Norwegian Tax Administration and send it to the tax office at your place of residence in Norway, at least 14 days before leaving Norway. Please see the web pages of The Norwegian Tax Administration for the form and more information regarding this issue. You will get a letter when your move from has been registered. The letter sent to your new address abroad.
This is especially important when applying for a passport and personal number. Correctly registered residency is important in order for the Norwegian authorities to give information to citizens and to secure their rights and duties. This applies to among other things social benefits, taxation and residence permits for foreigners. Registered residency does not influence the Norwegian citizenship.
Name(s) stated in the passport application must be identical to the one(s) registered in the Norwegian Public Register (Folkeregisteret). If this is not the case, the passport application will not be accepted. Please click here for the name change form and further information.
Name change forms are sent to:
Skatt Nord Hammerfest
Estimated processing time for name changes is 14 days including postage time to and from Norway.
A person who acquired Norwegian citizenship at birth, but who has not resided in Norway for a total period of two years or in Norway and other Nordic countries for a total of seven years, will lose their Norwegian citizenship at the age of 22. The period of residence is defined as a continuous stay of not less than seven months. A person with sufficient connection to Norway may, however, apply for retention of his/her Norwegian citizenship. Such applications must be submitted before the applicant reaches the age of 22 years. Please click here for further information.