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.

Our services

Emergency consular 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.

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.

Passport extensions

Details of how to get a passport extension can be found here. If you want to make an appointment, contact our Consular section using the details as the foot of this page.

Emergency travel documents

An emergency travel document enables British nationals abroad whose passport is lost/stolen or unavailable because it is being renewed or has been sent for a visa application, to make a single or return journey to the UK or another country of residence, via a maximum of five transit countries.

You can book an appointment emailing us oslo.consular@fco.gov.uk. Please email your full name, contact telephone number and the service your require. The consular team will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment. Appointment times are between Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 0900 - 1400.

If you are travelling within the next 24 hours, please call us on (+47) 23 13 27 00 and select option two for Consular Services.

Passports

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.

Getting married in Norway

Information about legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Registering a birth or death

From 8 September 2014, UK birth registrations and death registrations in Norway will transfer from the British Embassy Oslo to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK.

There are no changes to the entitlement to register a birth or death. The processing time will remain the same. However, you will now need to allow extra time for the documents to be sent to and from the UK. See www.gov.uk/register-a-birth or www.gov.uk/register-a-death for further information.

Notarial and documentary services

Information about official documents, certificates, and notes available at the Consular section of the Embassy in Oslo. You can book an appointment emailing us oslo.consular@fco.gov.uk. Please email your full name, contact telephone number and the service your require. The consular team will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment. Appointment times are between Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 0900 - 1400.

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

Visas

This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.

Our people

Sarah Gillett CMG CVO

Sarah Gillett CMG CVO

British Ambassador to Norway

    Contact us

    British Embassy Oslo

    Visiting address: Thomas Heftyes Gate 8

    Postal address:

    Oslo
    0244
    Norway

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