U.S. Citizens with emergencies, please call (+47) 21 30 85 40
Outside of Office Hours, contact: (+47) 21 30 85 40
Outside of Norway: 011 47 2130 8540
The visiting address is:
U.S. Embassy Oslo
The postal address is:
U.S. Embassy Oslo
PO Box 4075 AMB
(+47) 21 30 85 40
(open 08:30 to 17:00 Monday-Friday)
The Embassy is closed on Norwegian and American holidays.
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy provides assistance to American citizens residing in or visiting Norway and visa services for temporary visitors to the United States.
The Public Affairs Section works to promote people-to-people ties between the United States and Norway. We advocate and explain U.S. policies and culture to the Norwegian public. In addition the Section manages media relations, encourages educational and professional exchange among Norwegians and Americans, and supports the work of our bilateral Fulbright Commission to strengthen educational links between the U.S. and Norway.
Thematic Programs and Grants
The Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) Norway is responsible to the U.S. Ambassador and the Commander, U.S. European Command, for administering U.S. Security Cooperation and Defense Cooperation in Armaments Programs, and defense logistics activities with Norway.
The primary constituency of ODC-Norway includes U.S. Department of Defense personnel, Norwegian Ministry of Defense staff, Norwegian Chief of Defense staff, the Norwegian National Defense Logistics Organization, U.S. defense vendors, and Norwegian defense-related industries wishing to participate in cooperative programs in order to gain access to the market. Specific areas in which the ODC may provide assistance include:
Security Cooperation includes Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of U.S. defense equipment, training, and related services. Such transfers are carried out under the principle that if they are essential to the security and economic well-being of friendly foreign governments, they are equally vital to the security and economic well being of the United States.
Defense Cooperation in Armaments includes support for bilateral government-to-government cooperative programs such as the Joint Strike Fighter Program Sustainment and Follow-on Development, the F-16 Multinational Fighter Program, numerous Data Exchange Agreements, Foreign Comparative Testing, Engineer & Scientist Exchanges, and support to U.S. defense industries seeking to do business in Norway.
Logistics planning includes coordinating bilateral mutual logistics support agreements, which provide the U.S. and Norway flexible and responsive logistics support during peacetime and war. Key programs include the Marine Corps Pre-Positioning – Norway (MCPP-N) and Collocated Operating Bases (COB).
Office of Defense Cooperation
The Embassy’s Commercial Section is part of the U.S. Commercial Service, the trade promotion unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
U.S. Commercial Service — Creating Prosperity Through Global Trade
The U.S. Commercial Service promotes and protects U.S. commercial interests abroad and delivers customized solutions to ensure that U.S. businesses compete and win in the global marketplace.
The U.S. Commercial Service promotes economic prosperity, enhance job creation, and strengthen national security through a global network of international trade professionals. U.S. Commercial Service trade specialists in 107 U.S. cities and in more than 80 countries work with U.S. companies to help them get started in exporting or increase their sales to new global markets. Our services include:
The U.S. Commercial Service also assists Norwegian companies in accessing U.S. suppliers of products and services for their operations or for distribution in Norway. We offer a variety of services to both U.S. and Norwegian companies to fit almost any need.
The combined Political-Economic Section engages with the Norwegian Government and Parliament, local governments, political parties and organizations, the business/commercial sector, academia, and civil society on political and economic policy matters.
Working with governmental and non-governmental contacts, we advocate policies consistent with U.S. interests, promote support for U.S. policy priorities, and maximize cooperation with Norwegians in areas of mutual interest. Some examples include our common effort through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to help Afghanistan become self-sufficient; developing new sources of energy; supporting sustainable development in the Arctic, including through the work of the Arctic Council, and promoting democracy and respect for human rights throughout the world.
The Section also ensures the U.S. Department of State and other U.S. government agencies are aware of significant political and economic developments in and around Norway.