British Ambassador to Norway
We develop and maintain the good relations between the United Kingdom and Norway. This involves dealing with a range of political, business, economic and security issues that are important to the UK and Norway.
The embassy and seven honorary consuls provide consular advice and assistance to British nationals in Norway.
Travel advice for Norway
Information, news and updates for Norway to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling in Norway.
Emergency travel documents
Information about how to get an emergency travel document if your UK passport is lost or stolen.
For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website. Please note that the British Embassy Oslo cannot answer enquiries about passport applications.
Out-of-hours emergency assistance
British nationals who need emergency assistance outside normal office hours should call (+47) 2313 2700 where they will be given details on how to proceed and how to contact a duty officer if needed.
Getting married in Norway
Information about legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.
Registering a birth or death
Notarial and documentary services
Information about official documents, certificates, and notes available at the Consular section of the Embassy in Oslo. Appointments for these services can only be made using our online appointment booking system.
The British Embassy in Oslo does not handle visa queries. At the bottom of this page please find links to UK Visas and Immigration and the Visa Application Centre in Oslo. Please do not contact the British Embassy with a visa enquiry.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters
UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in our Consular section.
What our consular section cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
- help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf
These links guide you through the visa application process:
Visa Application Centre in Oslo
The Oslo Visa Application Centre is operated by a commercial partner Teleperformance Ltd on behalf of UK Visas and Immigration International.
Visa Application Centre
House of Business Solli plass
Henrik Ibsens Gate 90
Monday – Tuesday from 09.00 – 13.00
There is a charge of £59 to use the Visa Application Centre in Oslo. This is in addition to the visa fee and will be charged in Euros using the consular rate of exchange at the point of booking the appointment. You should apply online at the UKVI website before your appointment at the Visa Application Centre.
Visa enquiry service
If you cannot find the answer to your question on the UK Visas and Immigration website there is an international enquiry service. This is managed by an external partner representing UK Visas and Immigration. This enquiry service offers a contact form for you to send an email (free of charge), an instant webchat service (there is a single credit card charge) or a phone number to call (charged to a credit card per minute).
The British Embassy Oslo does not handle any visa enquiries or applications. We cannot answer questions about visas or the status of your application. Please do not contact British Embassy Oslo with visa enquiries.