From 19 October 2020, a new regulation on passports and national ID cards applies. From this date, it became more expensive to apply for a passport abroad than in Norway.
The reason for the change is that it is significantly more expensive to issue passports at the Foreign Service missions than in Norway. The new rates cover the costs of issuing and producing the passports and are calculated based on the average cost per passport at the Foreign Service missions.
For processing applications for passports submitted at a Norwegian Foreign Service mission, the following rates apply from August 1, 2022:
- Ordinary passport for applicants over 16 years:
NOK 1,290 (SAR 500).
- Ordinary passport for applicants under 16 years:
NOK 770 (SAR 300).
- Temporary passport (emergency passport):
NOK 1,690 (SAR 660).
Please note that the NOK rates are fixed and the SAR rates are subject to change based on the current conversion rates. The SAR rates are there as a guideline.
Note that the cost is linked to the application processing and not to the issuance of the document itself. This means that the fee is not refundable if the application is rejected. A separate fee is also introduced for applying for a temporary passport (emergency passport), which is the same for adults and children.
Further rules on the passport fee can be found in the Passport and ID Card Regulations § 7-1 (in Norwegian only). Here you will also find information about the fee rates if you choose to apply for a passport while you are in Norway.
The Foreign Service in Saudi Arabia can perform any notarial business that a notary public in Norway can perform.
This includes, among other things, the following actions:
- Verify that a document is original
- Confirming the correctness of a transcript (true copy)
- Verify signatures
- Confirming that a person is alive (certificate of life)
- Confirm that a declaration of intent has been made by a specific person
Notarial services are only carried out by appointment. You can get an appointment by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fee for these services is NOK 288 (SAR 110).
More information about legalisation and notary public services.