News and events

Embassy and Consulate Closed Notice

The Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi will be closed Thursday 23 January 2020 through Wednesday 29 January 2020 due to the Lunar New Year. Regular business hours will resume Thursday 30 January 2020.

Religion and Environment

On 14 October, Ambassador Grete Løchen attended the National Interfaith Conference in Vietnam to promote the role of faith-based organisations in environmental protection and climate change responses together with political leaders, and leaders from faith-based organizations of 16 religions in Vietnam. Below is the full text of Ambassador's address at the Conference.

Regional OPTOCE Project launched in Vietnam

Ambassador Grete Løchen's speech at the launch of the Regional OPTOCE Project on October the 4th 2019, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Vacancy: Seeking Vietnamese speaking visa officer for the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand

The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok has become a regional hub for immigration cases from South-east Asia, and processes visa applications from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, Indonesia, East-Timor, Malaysia and Brunei. Due to this expansion, the Embassy is seeking a qualified and highly motivated team member for their visa section.

Are you planning to travel to Norway and need a visa or residence permit?

As of the 6th of August 2019, applications for a visitor’s visa/residence permit to Norway submitted in Vietnam will be handled by the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.

Vietnam - Norway Joint Statement

Full text of the Vietnam - Norway joint statement.

The Mine Ban Convention - 20 years of protection

Full text of the Ambassador's Speech on behalf of Norway as Presidency of the Mine Ban Convention at the dinner reception of the Regional Seminar on Landmines, Cluster Munitions and Explosive Remnants of War. Vientiane, Lao PDR, 29 – 30 April

Amendments to the Children Act and the Citizenship Act on parentage and citizenship for children born outside Norway came into force

On 1 April, amendments to the Children Act and the Citizenship Act on parentage and citizenship for children born outside Norway came into force.

Norway increases contribution to Green Climate Fund

Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein is giving priority to the Green Climate Fund as a channel for funding Norway’s climate-related efforts in developing countries in the coming years. Norway is hosting a replenishment meeting for the Fund in Oslo on 4-5 April.

Den 1. april ikraftsettes endringer i barnelova og statsborgerloven om foreldreskap og statsborgerskap for barn født i utlandet.

First woman to win the Abel Prize

Karen Uhlenbeck, an US mathematician becomes the first woman who wins the Abel Prize for her fundamental work in geometric analysis and gauge theory, which has dramatically changed the mathematical landscape

The Ibsen Scholarships 2019-2020

Looking for funding for your performing arts projects?

2019 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Laureates Named

Travelling to Norway as a group?

Then you may apply all together and save time!

Norway's New Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2019 - 2022)

Today, 11 January, the Norwegian Government's new Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2019 - 2022) is launched. With the new Plan, Norway commits to continue to strengthen women's participation in peace and security efforts and women's rights in conflict settings. We will increase our efforts in strategic phases of peacemaking.

The Norwegian Parliament votes in favour of dual citizenship

Dual citizenship could be allowed by 2020.

Norway to take over presidency of the Mine Ban Treaty

The Mine Ban Treaty is perhaps the most successful multilateral arms-related treaty in recent times. It was adopted in Oslo on 18 September 1997 and signed by more than 100 countries in Ottawa on 3 December the same year.

Ambassador Grete Løchen presenting her credentials to President H.E. Nguyen Phu Trong

On 17 November 2018, Norway’s Ambassador to Vietnam Grete Løchen presented her credentials to the President of Vietnam, H.E. Nguyen Phu Trong, officially starting her 4-year posting in Vietnam

Ambassador Message

On the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the establishment of Norway-Vietnam diplomatic relation, Ambassador Grete Løchen delivered her first message on the bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Norway-Vietnam Business Summit on Marine Rest Raw Materials Processing

Rest Raw Material Processing - Potential for Norway-Vietnam Cooperation

The United Nations Day 2018. Let’s celebrate cooperation!

On this UN Day, let’s celebrate cooperation! If we are to solve the greatest challenges of our time, we need more – not less – international cooperation.

Solar Seminar with EVN PECC1 on 15 October

Ambassador Designate Grete Løchen attended and delivered the speech at the Seminar "Norwegian solutions for solar power". The event was arranged by the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi, Innovation Norway, and the Power Engineering Consulting JSC 1 under the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN PECC1).

Norwegian Fisheries Seminar on 1-2 October

The Seminar was co-organised by the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi, Innovation Norway and the Vietnamese Department of Fisheries. Speakers from Norway’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Fisheries; Directorate of Fisheries; and Norwegian companies discuss how Norway effectively combats illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, and uses satellite and other technologies for this. Below is Ambassador Designate Grete Løchen's opening remarks at the Seminar.