Here you can find information about applying for a Norwegian passport.
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All applicants must schedule an appointment online in order to apply for a new passport. You will not be seen without an appointment.
We recommend that you book an appointment for passport renewal at least three months before your passport is due to expire. The embassy receives a high number of passport applications and you may need to wait a long time for an appointment. The embassy does not have a waiting list for applicants who want an earlier appointment. However, new appointments may become available due to cancellations and we urge applicants to check the booking system regulary to ensure that they get the earliest appointment available.
It is possible to apply for a passport when in Norway or at Norwegian foreign mission in other countries if more convenient.
How to use the booking system:
For passport appointments please chose either "appointment 1" or "appointment 2". Please book one appointment for each person that needs a passport. Appointments can be changed or cancelled online.
Passport applications for adults and children from 12 years of age:
All passports for adults and children over 12 must be applied for in person at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London. Your passport application requires a personal number (please see further information below).
Passport applications for children under the age of 12:
Children under the age of 12 must meet in person either at the Embassy in London, at the Honorary Consulate General in Edinburgh , or at one of the Norwegian Honorary Consulates in the UK to apply for a passport. All applicants under 18 must be accompanied by one of the parents, and both parents must give their consent by signing the application form.
The Consular section only accepts payment by card at the time of your appointment.
For applications for children under 12 years that are handed in at other consulates, please consult the relevant consulate about their payment procedures.
Please see link for fees
The processing time is generally 7-10 working days however it may take 2-3 weeks during high season.
Please note: Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Norwegian passports are biometric. More information on biometric passports can be found on the Norwegian Police's website.
- Your most recent passport.
- Birth certificate. In some instances there can be a need to establish a place of birth in the National Registry. Should you wish to know whether this applies to you please see the Norwegian Tax Administrations/National Registry website.
Children under the age of 12:
Please bring the following documentation:
- 1 completed passport application form. Both parents need to sign the form.
- Two photos when applying for passport at an Honorary Consulate. When applying at the Embassy you need to bring photos for children who are under five years old. The passport photograph should be taken without glasses and with the eyes open and the mouth closed. The ears must be visible. It must be of good quality, taken against a light background, not older than 3 months, approx. 36x47mm.Most recent passport
- Both parents' valid passports. This also applies if one of the parents is not Norwegian. If the old passport expired more than three months before renewal, please bring the birth certificate showing the names of both parents.
Children must be present when applying, and accompanied by one or both parents.
Children 12 to 18:
- 1 completed passport application form. Both parents must sign page 2 of the application form.
- Most recent passport.
- Both parents' passports. This also applies if one of the parents is not Norwegian.
- If the most recent passport expired more than three months before renewal, please bring the birth certificate showing the names of both parents.
Your new passport can be sent to you with special delivery. You can pay for the delivery at your appointment at the Embassy (see fee for payment). Sending of your new passport to your home address can only be done if your most recent passport has been cancelled. Please note that the embassy accepts no liability for loss of passports in the mail and that postage is done at the customer’s own risk.
Passports can also be collected at the Embassy's reception, main entrance, during the following hours: 1:00pm - 2:00pm Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. You do not need an appointment to collect your passport. Please remember to bring your most recent passport, this also applies when collecting your children’s passports. If someone else is picking up the passport on your behalf, they will need a written authorization from you as well as their own passport
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. A letter from the employer must be submitted with the application.
The second passport will have a maximum validity of two years.
When reporting it lost at the Norwegian Embassy, you should bring Norwegian identification (driver’s licence, Norwegian credit/debit card with photo and signature, Norwegian birth certificate, etc.) together with a completed 'Notification of loss of passport' form. Please note that if your passport has ever been reported lost or stolen, it is no longer a valid travel document. If you find a passport that has been reported lost, you must hand it in to the Embassy or the police in Norway.
In case of an emergency, a temporary handwritten emergency passport may be issued. An emergency passport is only valid for one return journey and must be surrendered at the end of the trip. The fee is the same as for a regular passport. Please note you must research whether your intended destination accepts handwritten (non-biometric) passports since not all countries do.
Please email the consulate (firstname.lastname@example.org) to enquire about emergency passports. Please include the full name, date of birth and flight details for all the persons wishing to travel. Emergency passports may also be issued at the Honorary Consulate General in Edinburgh.
To apply for an emergency passport, you need to bring the following to your appointment:
- Copy of your e-ticket/confirmation of your booked ticket
- 2 Passport photos
- A valid ID if you have one (for example a driver's licence, bank card with a picture)
- Bank card to pay for the emergency passport, same fee as for passport (see link for fees).
Name(s) stated in the passport application will be indentical to the one(s) registered in The Norwegian Registry (Folkeregistet). Should you wish to change your name, this must be completed prior to your visit to the Embassy. Please contact the Tax Administration/National Registry for further information in regards to name change.
Everyone applying for a Norwegian passport must have been issued with a personal number.
Applications for a personal number can be submitted at the embassy in London or at one of our consulates around the UK in connection with an application for passport. You have to book an appointment in order to apply for a personal number and passport at the Embassy.
The following documentation must be provided:
- Birth certificate showing the names of both parents.
- Both parents' passports. This also applies if one of the parents is not Norwegian.
It takes approximately four to five weeks to be issued with a personal number.
Please note that both parents may have to be present when applying for a personal number for their child in order to sign a declaration of paternity. This applies when the Norwegian parent is still registered as unmarried and living in Norway in the Norwegian National Registry.
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. Sufficient connection is defined as visits to Norway that exceeds a 180 days in total. Such application must be submitted before the applicant reaches the age of 22 years. The applications are processed by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). Please click here for further information and the application process.