All applicants must call for an appointment in order to apply for a new passport.
Passport applications for adults and children:
All passports for adults and children must be applied for in person at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC or at one of our Consulates General (New York, Houston, or San Francisco). All passport applications require a personal number (please see further information below).
All applicants under 18 must be accompanied by at least one parent. If one parent is not coming to the appointment, a notarized written consent letter must be provided. Passports in original must be presented from both parents.
Payable by credit card
- $140 for adults and children over 16 years of age.
- $83 for children under 16.
- $183 for emergency passport, any age.
The processing time is normally about 2 weeks, however it may take longer during high season.
- Your most recent passport. If the passport expired more than three months ago, please bring other valid photo ID.
- Your old passport: If this has been stolen or lost, you must bring photo identification.
- A declaration stating that you have not acquired foreign citizenship prior to 1 January 2020. This can be obtained at the Embassy or Consulate General the day of your appointment.
- If your current passport does not indicate your Norwegian five-digit personal number, please provide an official Norwegian document confirming it (driver’s license, birth certificate, tax return etc.).
- If your name has been changed, please contact the closest foreign service mission to verify that your name is correct in the population register (folkeregisteret). This must be done prior to applying for a passport.
Place and country of birth
- Many people are not registered with a place or country of birth in the national population registry (Folkeregisteret), and this must be corrected before applying for a new passport.
- If the country of birth is not registered in the national population registry, it will be shown as "XXX" for the country code in the passport.
- Please check if your country of birth is registered in the national population registry if you are planning to apply for a passport. This applies even if your country of birth is shown in your old passport.
You can contact Skatteetaten to find out if this applies to you. You can read more on Skatteetaten's website.
Children under 18:
- Most recent passport
- Both parents' passports
Norwegian passports are biometric. More information on biometric passports can be found on the Norwegian police's website.
Please note: Children must be present when applying, and accompanied by one or both parents.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
If you lose your passport, it must be reported lost as soon as possible. You need to contact the Norwegian Embassy, or the nearest Consulate General to report it lost. In New York City, you will need a statement from the Embassy or Consulate General, to bring to the US police in order to report it stolen/lost. Then you must bring the police report back to the Norwegian Embassy, or the nearest Consulate General when you apply for a new passport or an emergency passport.
Please note that when your passport is 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.
An emergency passport may be issued in cases of emergency. This is a hand-written passport and it is only valid for one return journey to Norway.
To apply for an emergency passport, you need to bring the following to your appointment:
- Police report regarding loss/theft of passport
- Copy of your e-ticket/confirmation of your booked ticket
- Two passport-sized photos
- A valid photo ID
The names in the passport will be identical to the ones registered in the Norwegian National Registry (Folkeregisteret). Should you wish to change your name, this must be completed before you can apply for a new passport. Please contact the Norwegian Tax Administration (Skatteetaten) regarding this: Skatteetaten . You will need an official US document with your new name on it, before it can be changed in the population register (US permanent resident card/US driver’s license). You may have to send the documentation in the mail to Skatteetaten if you live abroad.
Everyone applying for a Norwegian passport must have been issued a personal number. Please see information from the Norwegian Tax Administration (Skatteetaten) website here: Norwegian national identity number to get a passport - The Norwegian Tax Administration (skatteetaten.no)
Applications for a personal number must be submitted at the Embassy/Consulate General that has jurisdiction over your State of Residence.
As of 26 October 2020, it is required that married couples register their marriage with the Norwegian Tax Administration in Norway themselves prior to applying for a personal number for their child.
Please send your marriage certificate with an apostille along with copies of your passports to the Norwegian Tax Administration in Norway (Skatteetaten).
After your marriage has been registered, you must contact the Embassy/Consulate General and will be required to provide the following documentation: :
- Birth certificate in original
- US passport if applicable
- Both parents' passports and residence permit in the US
- You may only send in an application for personal number for one child at a time.
It takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks to get a personal number.
For the cases where paternity does not follow automatically (“pater est”), paternity must have been determined by NAV prior to the appointment.
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. 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 180 days in total. The application must be submitted to a Norwegian Embassy or Consulate General before the applicant reaches the age of 22. The applications are processed by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). The application should be filled out online. Please print out and sign the cover letter with barcode from the application portal, together with the checklist and bring to your appointment with all the required documentation.
- Applications must be submitted to the Embassy before the applicant's 22nd birthday
- Signed cover letter from the application portal together with UDI's checklist must be included in the application.
If your application to retain your Norwegian citizenship was approved before 19 October 2015, this approval will not be reflected in the National Registry (Folkeregisteret). You can contact the Norwegian Tax Authority directly to have the information added:
Skatteetaten, Postboks 9200 Grønland, 0134 Oslo,NORWAY
Children under 5 years: passport will be valid for 2 years.
Children between 5 and 10 years: Passports will be valid for 3 years.
Children between 10 and 16 years: Passports will be valid for 5 years.
Persons over 16 years: Passports will be valid for 10 years.
Passports for children born outside of Norway, or children born with dual citizenship, not fulfilling the residence requirements, will only be valid until his/hers 22nd birthday. At that time he/she will lose his/her Norwegian citizenship unless an application to retain Norwegian citizenship has been recieved by a Norwegian Foreign Service Mission before he/she turns 22 years old. For more information please refer to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration.