Norwegian authorities encourage everyone who travels to or stays in Saudi Arabia to register at reiseregistrering.no or on the Reiseklar application. Registration is optional. By registering, you enable Norwegian authorities to reach you with important information if anything should happen.
The Embassy in Riyadh/Consulate in Jeddah are not able to hold the test, as we do not have the required test room equipped wit computer. However, British Council centres can administer the test with a service charge. Visit their websites for more information on how to take the test and the location of their centres.
The Norwegian Embassy in Riyadh is not authorized to perform marriage/wedding ceremonies in Saudi Arabia, kindly read more on marriage abroad on the Norwegian Tax Authorities' websites.
For information regarding the rules and regulations related to marriage in Norway, please see the Norwegian Tax Authorities' websites.
A visitor to Saudi may drive with an international or foreign license that is valid for a period of one year, or until its validity expires, whichever is earlier.
Only if you plan living in Saudi Arabia, you will need to exchange the Norwegian driving license with a Saudi one. The embassy can assist in certifying the English translation of a Norwegian driving license.
The embassy cannot issue a Norwegian driving license if it is lost/stolen. Read more about this issue at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
To drive in Norway, you can exchange a license issued in an EU/EEA country. Visitors from countries outside the EEA can use their foreign driving license for up to 90 days.
To Norway: For information about bringing personal medication when travelling to Norway, please visit the Norwegian Medicines Agency’s (Legemiddelverkets) websites.
To Saudi Arabia: Bringing narcotic drugs to Saudi Arabia is strictly forbidden.
For bringing personal medication, you need to provide a prescription for the medication to the Food and Drug Authority upon arrival. Visit their websites for more information.
Drugs that are for personal use will be cleared for import into Saudi Arabia provided the following conditions are met:
The prescription medications in question must be accompanied either:
1) Recent medical report (less than six months old) issued by the patient’s medical care provider and clearly stating the following:
- personal information of the patient;
- medical diagnosis;
- treatment plan;
- medical recommendations;
- generic name of the prescription drugs, dosage and dosage form;
2) A doctor's prescription (less than six months old) in the name of the patient with the following information:
- medical diagnosis;
- generic name of the prescription drug, dosage and dosage form;
- drug usage instructions and prescribed duration of use; and
- official seal of the health care provider.
The person importing the prescription medications will be held personally responsible for its lawful use and agrees to limit its usage to the intended patient only.
Medicine brought to Saudi Arabia without a prescription might be subject to confiscation.
Norwegian embassies does not cover expenses for Norwegians abroad. You can read more about which consular services that are provided to Norwegians abroad here (in Norwegian only): Konsulær bistand til norske borgere - regjeringen.no.
If you become ill and are a member of the National Insurance Scheme with the right to ordinary or extended benefits for health services, you will be entitled to cover health expenses. A full overview of what expenses covered can be found at helsenorge.no.
If you become ill and are not a member of the National Insurance Scheme, the National Insurance Scheme will not cover any health expenses you may have abroad. You will also not automatically be entitled to cover expenses for treatment of illness you received during your stay abroad when you return to Norway
If you have questions related to coverage of health services abroad, you must contact helsenorge.no .