Information to passport applicants
The Norwegian Embassy in Harare handles applications for biometric passports. The passports are not issued by the Embassy in Harare, but through the police in Oslo. Consequently, the application process takes normally 2 weeks.
If you already have a valid handwritten passport, it does not have to be changed. All Norwegian passports are valid until the expiry date stated in the passport. You will need a biometric passport for a travel to the USA after 1st October 2003 if you do not have a valid visa.
How to apply for/renew your passport
Applications for machine-readable passports must be lodged during the Consular Section’s opening hours, which are from Monday to Friday, between 08:00 hrs and 11:30 hrs. Emergencies may be dealt with outside these hours.
When you arrive at the Embassy, please bring the following documentation:
- 2 completed forms for passport application (obtainable at the Embassy ).
- 2 passport photographs, not older than 3 months, minimum 36 x 47 mm. This does also apply to minors.
- Old passport.
- Fee – Adults: NOK 450,- (or equivalent in local currency). Children under the age of 16: NOK 270,-.
Children under the age of 18 must in addition to the above supply the following:
- Old passport or for first time applicants; Extract from ‘Folkeregisteret’ in Norway (National Registry), which confirms the child’s full name and date of birth with personal number. Please note that in order to obtain machine-readable passport, one must have a personal number. For guidance on how to obtain such a number, please read the section regarding personal number.
- Birth certificate, which shows both parents’ names.
- Both parents passports. This also applies if one of the parents is not Norwegian.
- Parent’s marriage certificate.
You are kindly requested to read carefully through page 2 of the Passport application. Please remember that both parents must sign the form – this also applies if one of the parents is not Norwegian.
If the child is 10 years of age or older, the child must be present when submitting the application.
Where to apply?
Norwegians domiciled in Zimbabwe, must apply in person through the Embassy.
Passport lost or stolen
One is required to report the loss of passport to local police and submit the following:
Another form of Norwegian identification, such as Norwegian driver’s licence, Norwegian banker’s card, Norwegian birth certificate, etc.
A special form for loss of passport must be completed in duplicate (this form may be obtained at the Embassy). [top]
Personal number (Norwegian ID number)
If you have ever been domiciled in Norway since 1964, you hold a personal number. If you are uncertain of what the number is, please contact the Special Registry in Kongsvinger on telephone number: 00 47 62 88 23 20.
If you were born abroad or have never been a resident in Norway since 1964, you must apply to obtain a personal number. An application must be made in the form of a letter and sent to the following address:
Oslo Likningskontor og Folkeregister
Tel: 00 47 22 66 19 20 (fax will not be accepted).
With the application for children, please enclose a certified true copy of the birth certificate and copies of parents’ passports. The birth certificate must be either in Norwegian or English.
For adults, a certified true copy of passport will suffice.
Please be aware that the application process for a personal number may take approximately 6-8 weeks.
Change of name
For proof of change of name, please note that if you are registered in ‘Norsk Folkeregister’ (National Register of People) as having moved from Norway an original marriage certificate or statutory declaration with your passport will suffice for the Embassy to make amendments in your passport – or you may want to apply for a new passport. However, if you are registered as living in Norway and want to change your name, you must apply to ‘Folkeregisteret’. If the latter applies to you, please contact ‘Folkeregisteret’ in the area you were last registered as living. For Oslo ‘Folkeregister’ the telephone number and website address are: 00 47 22 66 19 20 – Likningskontoret Oslo
Collection of Norwegian passport
When the machine readable passport has been issued, the passport may be picked up at the Embassy (it will not be possible to have the passport sent directly from the police in Oslo). However, if you do not leave your old passport at the Embassy when you lodge your application for machine readable passport, you will be required to collect the passport at the Embassy during consular opening hours. It will be your responsibility to telephone the Embassy to find out when the new passport is ready for collection.
Born outside Norway?
If you are a Norwegian national born abroad, please read carefully section 4 on the first page (old type) or the last page (new type) of your Norwegian passport.
You may obtain an emergency passport at the Embassy. However, it will only have limited validity and is a manually issued passport issued for one entry to Norway.
You will need to submit the same application forms and documentation as for a normal passport application. In addition, you should also enclose an explanatory letter. The fee for an emergency passport is the same as a machine readable passport.
The Act of 8 December 1950 relating to Norwegian Nationality contains the provisions which define Norwegian nationality and describe how Norwegian nationality is acquired.
For Norwegians living abroad, it is important to note the following:
If you hold Norwegian citizenship, but were born abroad and have never lived in Norway, you may lose the right to Norwegian citizenship upon reaching the age of 22. You may, however, apply to keep your Norwegian citizenship.
Such applications must be lodged after the age of 21, but before the age of 22 through the nearest Norwegian foreign service mission.
Please note that if you are a second generation Norwegian having been born abroad, it may be more difficult to retain your Norwegian nationality.
Further information concerning Norwegian nationality may be obtained from:Directorate of Immigration
P.O.Box 8108 Dep.
Telephone: 0047 23 35 15 00
The application for retention of Norwegian nationality should be made in the form of a letter, where it is explained why you want to keep your nationality. With the letter, the following must be enclosed:
- Norwegian passport. If you have never had a Norwegian passport; some of form of identification
- Birth Certificate, which states both the child’s name and both parents’ names
- The passport of the parent who is Norwegian
- If the father is Norwegian and the mother is not; the parent’s marriage certificate