November 8 Resumption of Travel to the U.S.

The United States has announced a new global air travel policy prioritizing public health and protecting U.S. citizens, residents, and visitors.  Effective November 8, all foreign nationals traveling to the United States must be fully vaccinated and provide CDC-accepted proof of their vaccination status before boarding a U.S.-bound aircraft (with very restricted exceptions). To further strengthen protections, …

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National Interest Exception Request Checklist

HOW TO REQUEST A NATIONAL INTEREST EXCEPTION Please include answers to all questions below and required supporting documents in your email request for a National Interest Exception: 1. What country do you reside in? 2. Under which category are you seeking an NIE? Humanitarian: Parents whose child will be born to surrogacy in the United …

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Happy Juneteenth!

Happy Juneteenth!  The U.S. Embassy will be closed for routine services today in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. You can read President Biden’s remarks at the signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act at  https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2021/06/17/remarks-by-president-biden-at-signing-of-the-juneteenth-national-independence-day-act/ .

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Expansion of National Interest Exception Travel

In support of Norwegian and U.S. government efforts to minimize non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, at this time, Embassy Oslo will only adjudicate non-immigrant visa applications for persons ordinarily resident in Norway, or who can demonstrate clear ties to Norway, and are legally in the country at the time they make the appointment.  Further, …

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Revised Visa Reciprocity Schedule for Norway

Effective December 30, 2019, the reciprocity schedule for Norway will be revised for the nonimmigrant visa categories listed below.  Visa categories not listed remain unchanged. U.S. law requires U.S. visa fees and validities to be based, insofar as practicable, on the treatment afforded to U.S. citizens.  As per Executive Order 13780 of March 2017, the …

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Lapse in Appropriations

At this time, scheduled passport and visa services in the United States and at U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits. Due to the lapse in appropriations, this website will not be updated regularly. We will not update this website until full operations resume, with the …

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Updated Guidance on Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals

An order issued by a U.S. District court in the state of Washington on February 3 bars the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals,” including those related to visas and travel for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. …

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Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals

To allow for proper review and establishment of standards to prevent terrorist or criminal infiltration by foreign nationals, the Executive Order imposes on nationals of certain designated countries a 90-day bar on entry into the United States.  This bar also includes a 90-day prohibition on visa issuance.  These countries, as designated by Congress or the …

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