Information about the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Houston.
Norway has been represented in the South Central Region of the United States since it opened its first Honorary Vice Consulate in New Orleans in 1906. The Consulate General has been located in Houston since 1977.
The Consulate General in Houston provides consular services in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The Consulate General supervises 7 Honorary Consulates/Consulates General under its jurisdiction. The main consular services provided are:
- Assisting Norwegian nationals.
- Performing notarial acts, serving writs.
- Assisting Norwegian vessels and aircrafts and their crews and exercising supervisory activities on behalf of the Norwegian government.
In addition, the Consulate General is actively engaged in promoting the development of commercial, economic, cultural and scientific relations between Houston and Norway. Strong ties already exist in a number of sectors, particularly with respect to oil and gas and shipping.
For visa applications to Norway please see here for information on new application procedures in effect from Fall 2015.
Languages Spoken at Various Locations
Career Mission: Houston, Texas – Norwegian and English
Honorary Consulates General/Consulates:
Tulsa, Oklahoma - English only
Dallas, Texas - English only
New Orleans, Louisiana - English only
Mobile, Alabama - English only
Tampa, Florida - English only
Miami, Florida – Norwegian, English, and Spanish
San Juan, Puerto Rico – English and Spanish
(Note: materials that need to be forwarded to other locations must be English)
Please find contact information for the Honorary Consulates General/Consulates here.
Trade promotion and business expansion
Innovation Norway and NORWEP focuses on facilitating business relations for Norwegian companies wishing to establish themselves in the region, or do business with firms located in the region. Currently more than 140 Norwegian firms – mainly in the petroleum and maritime sectors – are established in Houston