Personal number

Everyone who wants to apply for a Norwegian passport must have a Norwegian personal number.    

For children born in Saudi Arabia, Oman or Bahrain, an application for a personal ID can be submitted together with an application for passport “Søknad om pass”

From 1 June 2021, it is no longer possible to apply for a personal number at the honorary consulates in KSA and Oman. All applicants, including children, must apply at the Embassy in Riyadh.  

This means that you will have to meet in person twice at the embassy.

The fee covers both the application for personal number and passport.

Once appointment is booked, applicants will receive instructions by email for payment via bank transfer.

Documentation needed for applicants under 18:

Before booking an appointment, please go to the Norwegian Tax Authorities' website to answer a few questions: Norwegian national identity number to get a passport 

This is to ensure that you bring the correct documents to your appointment

  • All the documents listed on the Norwegian Tax Authorities' website.
  • Original birth certificate with names of both parents. The date of birth (DOB) certificate must be attested by the government authority and translated into English by a certified translation office.
  • Both parents' original passports. 
  • If the parents share the parental responsibility for the child, and only one parent is able to attend the appointment, the other parent must fill out a Power of attorney and send original passport with the parent attending with child. Both parents’ original passports must be shown at the passport appointment.
    Click here for Norwegian and English forms.
  •  If one of the parents resides or is currently staying outside Saudi Arabia, he or she must meet in person at a police station in Norway or at a Norwegian embassy abroad in order to give their consent.
  • Two passport-size photos. Glasses must be removed, the eyes must be open and the mouth closed. The ears must be visible. The photo should be of good quality, in colour, taken against a light background, not older than 3 months.
  • DNA will be requested for children born in SA and Yemen.

Please note: The Embassy cannot accept incomplete applications.

 

 Documentation needed for applicants over 18:

Before booking an appointment please go to the Norwegian Tax Authorities' website to answer a few questions: Norwegian national identity number to get a passport 

This is to ensure that you bring the correct documents to your appointment.

  • All the documents listed on the Norwegian Tax Authorities' website.
  • Original birth certificate with names of both parents. The date of birth (DOB) certificate must be attested by the government authority and translated into English by a certified translation office.
  • Iqama/residence permit
  • Certified copy of the applicant’s passport or other valid photo ID.
  • Information about the Norwegian parent's name and personal number. If the Norwegian parent does not have a personal number, there may be a need to show additional documentation.
  • Two passport-size photos. Glasses must be removed, the eyes must be open and the mouth closed. The ears must be visible. The photo should be of good quality, in colour, taken against a light background, not older than three months, approx. 35x40mm.
  • If you have changed your name after moving from Norway, please include a copy of your marriage certificate or other proof of name change.

When the personal number is ready, we will contact you to arrange a second appointment in order to collect biometric data for the passport application.

Please note: The Embassy cannot accept incomplete applications.

When the personal number is ready, we will contact you to arrange a second appointment in order to collect biometric data for the passport application. A passport photo will be taken at the embassy. Applicants over 10 must sign, and applicants over 12 must also give their fingerprints.