All applicants need to make an appointment before meeting at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington or at one of the Consulate Generals. You can make an appointment by calling the office closest to your location:
Is your Norwegian passport lost, stolen or do you need a new one? On this page you can find information on how to apply for a new Norwegian passport or obtain a new personal ID number.
First, contact local police to report it stolen or lost.
Then, contact your nearest Consulate General or the Embassy in Washington, D.C. to make an appointment for an emergency passport.
Due to biometric passport requirements, all adult passport applicants must apply in person. The Honorary Consulates are not accepting passport applications for persons over 12 years of age. Biometrics is not mandatory for children under the age of 12, therefore Honorary Consulates may still process passport applications for children.
Please note that all Norwegian citizens must have a registered personal number in the National Norwegian Registry before a passport application can be processed.
Please make an appointment with your closest Consulate General or the Embassy in Washington, D.C. to apply for a passport. You can apply for a passport at any mission.
Passport applicants shall, upon presenting themselves at the Foreign Service Mission, pay an application fee and thereafter submit their biometric data in the form of photo, fingerprints and signature. An application form must be signed in front of a Consular Officer.
Processing time is 3-4 weeks, but may take up to 6-8 weeks if you need to apply for a Norwegian personal number, or if you have changed your name.
Payable by money order
- $53 for adults and children over 16 years of age
- $32 for children under 16.
The fee for an emergency passport is the same as for a regular one.
*credit cards accepted in Washington, D.C., New York and Houston
Your old passport: If this has been stolen or lost you must bring photo identification.
Valid Visa or current U S Resident Alien Card, if you are a citizen of another country, proof must accompany your application
A declaration stating that you have not acquired foreign citizenship, this can be acquired at the Embassy or Consulate General the day of your appointment.
If your current passport does not indicate your Norwegian 5.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.
In addition to the above mentioned documents:
Applications for minors under the age of 18 require consent of both parents.Unless both parents personally accompany the child, a written and signed statment from the parent not present must be presented together with both parents’ passports for verification of signature.
Copy of the child's birth certificate, where the parents' name appears. If it's the child's first Norwegian passport, the original birth certificated or a certified copy must be presented
Children under 7 years of age must bring 2 recent passport photos, taking at a facility that specializes taking passport photos.
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.
A Norwegian personal number is required in order to issue and renew a Norwegian Passport. Requests for a personal number must be addressed in letter form directly to the Embassy or Consulate General. The letter must state that the applicant is applying for a personal number with the means of obtaining a new passport.
You must enclose a certified copy of your birth certificate, a notarized copy of your Norwegian passport, and a notarized copy of your US Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or US Visa. Processing time is approximately 5-6 weeks.
To obtain a personal number for a child, please submit an original transcript, or a notarized copy, of the child's birth certificate, a notarized copy of the parents’ passports, and notarized copy/copies of the US Permanent Resident Card or US Visa of the Norwegian parent/parents. A letter signed by both parents stating that you are applying for a personal number in order to apply for a passport, must be included in the application. Remember to include your contact information. Applications should be sent to the Foreign Service Mission having jurisdiction over your state of residence.
If the child is born before September 1, 2006, by a Norwegian father and a foreign mother, a certified copy of the parents’ marriage certificate must be presented
Name(s) stated in the passport application must be identical to the one(s) registered in the Norwegian Public Register (Folkeregisteret). If this is not the case, the passport application will not be accepted. Please click here for name change and further information.
Are you wondering whether you already are a Norwegian citizen? Answer the questions in this guide, and you will get an answer.