Passport applications must be made in person at the Embassy. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10 am to 2 pm.
When applying for a new passport, you need to bring valid identification, preferably a Norwegian passport. Application forms are available at the Embassy, where a passport photograph will be taken. If your old passport has been lost or stolen, this has to be reported to the police before a new passport can be issued, and the original police report must be presented at the Embassy.
Payment should be made when applying for the passport, and we accept payment by cash or check only. Prices are as follows:
- 80 SGD/450 NOK* for applicants aged 16 or above
- 50 SGD/270 NOK* for applicants under the age of 16
The passport will be valid for a time period as follows:
- Two years for applicants under the age of five
- Three years for applicants between the age of five and ten •Five years for applicants between the age of ten and sixteen
- Ten years for applicants aged 16 or above
Applicants under the age of 18 need parental consent to apply for a passport, and the passports of both parents must be presented regardless of their nationalities. Applicants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by both parents. If only one of the parents can accompany the applicant, written consent from the absent parent, dated and signed and no older than four weeks, must be presented. The passport will not be produced until such consent is received. This also applies if the parent is not a Norwegian citizen. Consent forms can be downloaded from here. Should one of the parents be abroad, he or she can identify him- or herself at a Norwegian foreign mission or Norwegian police authority.
Applicants under the age of 18 applying for a Norwegian passport for the first time need to present:
- Birth certificate stating the name of both parents
- Passports of both parents
- Certificate of Marriage of the parents if applicable
Additional procedures may apply where the marriage is not registered with the Norwegian Population Register. Please contact the Embassy in advance if this applies to you When applying for passports for children under the age of six or severely disabled persons, we please ask that you bring two passport photographs.
Passport photographs must meet the following requirements:
- The photo must be clear and of high quality
- The photo must be in colour
- The photo must show the person's current appearance, i.e., preferably photos taken within the last three months
- The photo should be approximately 35 x 45 mm
- The photo must be taken from straight ahead (focusing on the eyes) against a white background
- The photo must show the entire head and the top of the shoulders without shading
- The face should cover 70-80 % of the entire picture, i.e., the distance from the top of the head to the chin should be at least 30 mm
- Eyes must be open and clearly visible; eyes, ears an eyebrows must not be covered by hair •Chin, forehead and both cheeks must be visible
- Mouth must be closed, and teeth must not be visable
- No glasses are allowed in the photograph
- No headgear is allowed in the photograph
Exceptions to the ban on headgear:
- Headgear worn for religious purposes or due to medical needs can be worn, provided that it is likely that the same kind of headgear will be worn in the future during passport controls. Headgear must not cover any part of the face, and no more of the head than is strictly necessary
- Small headbands and hairpins can be worn, provided they are situated far from the face and are not strikingly visible on the photo
Collection of new passport
The Embassy will contact you as soon as the new passport can be collected, and normal processing time is two to three weeks. You can keep your old passport until the new one has been issued, however, it must be presented for cancellation upon collection of the new passport. Any visas in the old passport will normally remain valid, however, we recommend that you verify this with the relevant Embassies before departure. Please make sure to inform the Ministry of Manpower of your new passport number if you are staying in Singapore on a work or recidence permit.
If necessary, you may obtain an emergency passport at the Embassy. Emergency passports are only issued for emergencies and are meant to be used for going home. They are not machine-readable. To apply for an emergency passport, the same documentation as for a normal passport application is needed as well as two passport photographs meeting the requirements above. The pricing for emergency passports is the same as for regular passports. If your old passport has been lost or stolen, this has to be reported to the police before a new passport can be issued, and the original police report must be presented. Please be advised that Norwegian emergency passports are not valid for entry into some countries. In any case it is up to the immigration authorities on the spot to decide at any time whether entry is permitted. Please contact the relevant Embassies or local authorities before departure to check the local immigration provisions at your place of transit or destination.
* Stated prices applicable as of 1 September 2015.
Children of Norwegian citizens are Norwegians and can apply for a personal identification number. As a general rule, a personal identification number is a necessary precondition for the issuance of a Norwegian passport.
Applications for personal identification numbers must be submitted in person at the Embassy, and as for passport applications, both parents should as a rule accompany the child to the Embassy. This also applies if one of the parents is not a Norwegian citizen. The following documents must be presented in support of the application:
- Birth certificate stating the name of both parents
- Passports of both parents
- Certificate of Marriage of the parents if applicable. Additional procedures may apply where the marriage is not registered with the Norwegian Population Register. Please contact the Embassy in advance if this applies to you
- Two passport photographs of the child (note: passport photo requirements)
Personal identification numbers can only be issued in conjunction with passport applications, and thus such an application will be made at the same time. A fee will apply.
Please also note that the process should be started as soon as possible after the child is born. If the child is not also a Singaporean citizen, it will only be permitted to stay in Singapore for 42 days without a passport.
The Embassy can confirm information documented in the Norwegian Population Register. This includes issuance of letters of confirmation of certain common law marriages. The Embassy can also serve the same function as a Norwegian public notary if it is to benefit a Norwegian citizen or if the issue has a sufficient connection to Norway or Norwegian interests. The Embassy does not perform translations.
The Embassy can issue letters of confirmation based on information from the Norwegian Population Register. The register contains information on matters such as marital status and place of residence.
Letters of confirmation of common law marriages can be issued if the two parties have been registered in the Norwegian Population Register as living at the same address for at least two years consecutively before coming to Singapore. Such confirmation is often necessary to obtain residence permit for an unemployed and unmarried partner of a person holding a work permit. If a company or a third party is to obtain such a confirmation on the parties' behalf, a dated and signed letter of authorisation, copy of the principal's passport and copy of the ID of the person authorised will be required in advance of collection.
The Embassy can also serve the same function as a Norwegian public notary if it is to benefit a Norwegian citizen or if the issue has a sufficient connection to Norway or Norwegian interests. This includes the following notorial acts:
- Confirm signature
- Confirm that a declaration of intent is given by a certain person
- Confirm documented information
- Record declarations and statements
- Confirm that a given authority or person is authorised to conduct certain actions
- Confirm the authencity of documents, passports or transcripts (certified true copy). Please bring the original of any document to be verified
A fee will be charged for any legilisations or confirmations.
The Embassy does not perform translations, however, there are several agencies in Singapore that do. Please contact a certified translator to translate any documents intended for a public authority.
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 shall lose his or her Norwegian citizenship upon reaching 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 application must be submitted before the applicant reaches the age of 22 years. Please click here for further information.