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.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website.
UK Visas and Immigration International has asked us to advise their customers that from 24 March 2014 a new commercial partner Teleperformance Ltd runs their Visa Application Centre in Oslo. The Visa Application Centre address:
House of Business Solli plass Henrik Ibsens Gate 90, 0255 Oslo
Opening hours are Monday – Tuesday from 09.00 – 13.00
There is a charge of £59 to use the Visa Application Centre in Oslo, representing a reduction in cost to applications. 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.
Additional services will be available from the Visa Application Centre in Oslo, including priority visa service, return courier, and passport pass back. Further details on all of the services, including eligibility criteria, are available on the UKVI website when you book your appointment. Applicants have the alternative option of applying instead at the Visa Application Centre in Dusseldorf, open Monday to Friday and where no User Pay fee is charged.
Please note that the British Embassy Oslo does not handle visa applications or queries. All visa enquiries must be directed to the Visa Application Centre run by Teleperformance Ltd or directly to the UK Border Agency.
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