How to apply for a passport
You must be a Norwegian citizen to apply for a passport.
You can book, change or cancel an appointment at many passport offices online. If online booking is not available, you must go in person to the passport office during opening hours.
The online booking system lets you:
- Book an appointment for several people at the same time.
- Book an appointment up to 30 days in advance (more in some places).
- Change or cancel an appointment. Select the passport office you have an appointment with and then enter the booking number you have been given. Remember to cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend.
Book an appointment at your nearest passport office
Type in a place name to book an appointment at the nearest passport office. You will also find contact information and opening hours.
- Your existing passport (must be handed in when you apply for a new one).
- Other valid proof of identity (with a photo and your National ID Number) if you have not had a passport before or it is more than three months since your last passport expired. Examples of valid identity documents include a driving licence or bank card.
- Cash or debit card to pay the passport fee. You cannot use a credit card.
- If you are applying on behalf of a child under the age of 18, you must bring a written authorisation from the other parent/guardian. You must bring the original authorisation (not a copy) and it must have been signed no more than 3 months earlier. If the other parent/guardian is unable to come in person to the passport office, you must also bring valid proof of their identity (the original document or a certified copy).
- Passport photo for children under the age of 3. Applicants over the age of 3 will have their photos taken by a passport officer. If it will be difficult to take a photograph at the desk, bring a passport photo taken by a photographer.
- Document from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) confirming you have been granted Norwegian citizenship (if you are applying for your first Norwegian passport).
If you have any special needs, contact the passport office to discuss practical matters concerning photos, signatures and fingerprints.
- You must come to the passport office in person. If you are applying for a passport on behalf of someone else (including a baby), they must come with you to the passport office.
- Everyone must be present at the queue ticket machine before you check in.
- Arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment time. A member of staff could be available to process your application before the specified time.
- Get to know the queuing system at the passport office. Listen out for announcements and keep checking the information screens for updates.
- over 16 years of age: NOK 570
- under 16 years of age: NOK 342
It can take up to 10 working days before you receive your passport. In general, it will take less time. Between April and July, it could take longer because of the number of people applying.
You can choose to have your passport sent to your home by post. You can also collect your passport from the police station. You will be asked to decide while you are at the passport office.
If you will not have time to have your passport sent to your home before you start your journey, you must collect your passport in person. You must also collect your passport if you did not hand in your previous passport when you applied for a new one.
Collecting your passport
The passport officer will tell you when you can collect your passport.
Some passport offices have special opening hours for the collection of passports. See the opening hours for the particular passport office you went to.
Receiving your passport by post
If you ask to have your passport sent to you by post, you must make sure your full name is written clearly on your home mailbox. Otherwise, your passport will not be delivered.
All passports are sent as ordinary post. If your passport has not arrived after 10 working days, you must notify the police. You will then be entitled to a new passport at no extra cost. If you are due to travel before the new passport is ready, you will be issued with a temporary (emergency) passport free of charge. To prevent improper use, the passport's disappearance will be recorded in the central passport register.
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