Passport

Dernière mise à jour: 30.09.2014 // Please direct all requests regarding passports to the consular section at the Embassy (opening hours differs from that of the Embassy). If you plan a trip abroad, kindly check that everyone in your party have valid passports. If someone in the group does not have a valid passport, he or she must apply for a renewal well in advance of the trip.

Where can you apply for a renewal of your passport?

Norwegian Embassies and some Consulate Generals abroad.

  • In Belgium. All age groups can apply at the consular section of the Embassy in Brussels. Children who have not yet celebrated their 12 birthday, can apply at the Consulate General in Antwerp (by appointment only).  

Norwegian police stations, during a stay in Norway (even if you live abroad).

  • We recommend that Norwegians living in Belgium bring their valid Belgian ID-card to the police. Alternatively, bring a newly dated and signed confirmation of habitation/ “bostedsattest” containing the same information as the ID-card (full name, date of birth, place of birth, country of birth, nationality, address, other).

Can you apply for a passport by proxy?

Norwegian citizens who wish to apply for, or renew, their passport must do so in person. You must have a Norwegian social security number/ personal number, in order to apply for a passport.  

Information about you in The Norwegian Population Register/ “Folkeregisteret” (DSF) must be correct

Some personal information comes from the DSF and into your application for a passport. Please ensure therefore that your full name, place of birth and country of birth is correctly registered. Kindly update information about any change of name/ civilian status and address well in advance of applying for a passport. Forms and information on the home pages of the Tax Administration/ “Skatteetaten”. Law on names/ “Navneloven” of 1 January 2003 – please see: lovdata.

Incomplete application

We cannot accept incomplete applications. We must ask that the applicant return with complete documentation, as we cannot put applications on hold.

What is the processing time for passport applications?

Normal processing time is about 14 working days, from the time the application was accepted for production.

Information about applicants will be stored according to current rules and regulations.

Delivery
The new passport must be collected by the applicant himself or herself, or by the applicant’s parent if the applicant is a minor, at the consular section in Brussels. Alternatively and by appointment, we can send the passport to another Embassy, consulate, or the Norwegian police if you wish to collect your new passport elsewhere.

A new passport can be handed out, when the old passports are accounted for and documentation is well received: Older passports must be either destroyed (by authorized authority), or reported lost or stolen. The Embassy must have received all the requested documentation, and found it to be in order.

Must carry valid ID at all times in Belgium

Everyone must carry with them valid ID at any time. Norwegians visiting the country must bring a valid passport.

I am a Norwegian citizen living in Germany –> Can I apply for a renewal of my passport in Brussels?

Any Norwegian citizen can apply for a renewal of his or her passport in Brussels. Due to the Belgian ID-requirement however, we strongly recommend that you apply for a renewal of your passport in Germany if your passport has expired or is damaged and therefore rendered invalid.

APPLICATION FOR PASSPORT - ADULTS

Please bring the following:

- Valid passport*

- Valid Belgian ID-card, or newly dated and signed certificate of habitation/ «bostedsattest” (if you live abroad)

The certificate must contain the following information: full name, date of birth, place of birth, country of birth, nationality, address.

- Fee

You may be asked to provide additional documentation (birth certificate, declaration of citizenship or other) if there is information missing in the Norwegian Population Register (DSF). Please contact the Tax Administration/ “Skatteetaten” where you were last registered to live in Norway (Skatt Nord if you have never lived in Norway), for information about how you are registered.

APPLICATION FOR PASSPORT - CHILDREN

At least one of the parents must accompany the child. If you have the sole responsibility for the child, you must be prepared to document this. Please bring the following:

- The child’s valid passport* (and valid ID-card if applicable)

- Original birth certificate (first time application for a passport)

- Both parents’ valid passports

- Both parents’ valid ID-cards/ alternatively a newly dated and signed certificate of habitation/ «bostedsattest” (if you live abroad)

The certificate must contain the following information: full name, date of birth, place of birth, country of birth, nationality, address.

- Marriage certificate (and possibly authorized translation), unless the marriage is registered in the Norwegian Population Register (DSF).

- Newly dated and signed authorization to apply for a passport from the parent who is not present with the child at time of application (shared responsibility for the child).

Click here for a French, and here for an English authorization form. Please find the Norwegian authorization form on the home pages of the Norwegian police.

- One recent passport photo for children under 5 years of age (Photo must be less than 3 months old. Please follow the link for updated requirements). All children over the age of 5 years will have their picture taken at the Embassy. NB! All children applying from the Consulate General in Antwerp are required to bring a recent photo.

- Fee

APPLICATION FOR PASSPORT FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS – applied for at GK Antwerp

Passports for children under the age of 12 years does not have a digitalized imprint of their fingerprint in them, and therefore this group can apply for a new passport or a renewal at the Consulate General in Antwerp. The applicant is required to meet in person, and need an appointment with the Consul General. For information about what documents to bring, please see the list under «application for passport - children” above.

GK Antwerp accepts cash payment only. The fee is the same as we ask for at the Embassy. Please find contact information to the consulate here.

*) Valid ID

Your old passport usually suffice as adequate identification, if it is still valid or it is less than three months since it expired. Norwegians living abroad must hand in their valid national ID-card, issued by their adopted country, in addition to their passport. If you apply for a passport for the very first time, or your passport expired more than three months ago, you will need to bring the following:

- Valid Norwegian driving license, or other just as secure and valid identity card with picture and social security number/ personal number /“fødselsnummer” (for instance a Norwegian bankcard with photo).

- Alternatively, earlier passports issued in your name.

- Decision on citizenship and certificate of citizenship, if you held another citizenship earlier.

If you cannot identify yourself with a valid passport or a passport that expired less than three months ago, you may have to produce a witness. An adult Norwegian citizen (over the age of 18) who is the owner of a valid Norwegian passport and who can confirm your identity in writing. The passport authority can in addition ask for any documentation necessary to establish your correct identity.

CHANGE OF NAME

The name given in the application must correlate to the name registered in the Norwegian Population Register/ “Folkeregisteret (DSF). It is the applicant’s responsibility to inform the right authority about a change of name. A change can be reported by sending in the appropriate form to the Tax Administration/ “Skatteetaten” (”Melding om endring av navn/ Notification to change a name”). A certified copy of any relevant documentation must accompany the form (for instance an original marriage certificate with an apostille/ legalization). Please contact the Tax Administration/ “Skatteetaten” for further information.

A «Melding om endring av navn/ Notification to change a name» from Norwegians living abroad, should be sent to the Tax Administration/ “Skatteetaten” where you were last registered to be living in Norway. If you have never lived in Norway, please send the form to:  

Skatt Nord Tromsø
Postboks 6310
9293 Tromsø
Norvège

For information about processing times, please contact the «Skatteetaten» directly. Please consult the lovdata for information about the law on names/ “Navneloven”.


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