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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
Morgedalsvegen 36
0378 Oslo 

The postal address is:
U.S. Embassy Oslo
PO Box 4075 AMB
0244 Oslo

(+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.

American Citizen Services

  • Passport Issuance and renewal, registration of Americans living in Norway, birth reports for American children born in Norway, voter registration, notarial services, and emergency services.
  • Opening hours Monday through Thursday from 10:00-11:00 by appointment only
  • Email: OsloACS@state.gov

Visa Information

Federal Benefits Unit

  • Assistance with benefits from U.S. government: Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, Office of Personnel Management (civil service), and Railroad Retirement Board.
  • Visit by appointment only can be scheduled via email
  • Email: fbu.oslo@ssa.gov

Public Affairs

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.

Press Section

Information Resource Center (IRC)

  • The IRC is the “information booth” of the Embassy.
  • We provide reference, referral and documentation service for researchers, journalists, government officials and others with a professional or scholarly interest in the United States.
  • Contact Us: osloirc@state.gov

Education USA

Meet America

  • We invite high school classes to the embassy for interactive sessions on various U.S. related topics.
  • We can send an embassy speaker to come to your school (in the larger Oslo area).
  • Contact us: osloIRC@state.gov

Thematic Programs and Grants

  • American Speaker Program: we recruit and fund specialists to come from the U.S. to lecture and participate in workshops and seminars with local audiences.
  • Grants: we give small grants to local organizations for projects related to the U.S.
  • Contact Us: osloirc@state.gov

Defense Cooperation

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:

  • National and defense decision-making process
  • Defense procurement regulations and policies
  • Defense budget and procurement plans
  • Defense industries and product lines
  • Points of contact for specific procurement programs
  • Coordination with other U.S. Embassy offices
  • Industrial cooperation requirements
  • Bilateral logistics agreements
  • Data Exchange Agreements
  • Foreign Comparative Testing programs

Security Cooperation

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

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

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).

Useful links

  • US Defense Security Cooperation Agency
  • Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (Coming soon)
  • Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (Coming soon): Department of Defense Regulations regarding acquisitions
  • OSD Comparative Testing Office (Coming soon): Provides links to Foreign Comparative Testing program and provides guidance for doing business with the US Department of Defense
  • US Air Force Material Command (Coming soon)
  • US Navy Research, Development and Acquisition (Coming soon)

Contact details

Office of Defense Cooperation
U.S. Embassy
Morgedalsvegen 36
0378 Oslo

Commercial Section

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:

  • World class market research
  • Trade events that promote U.S. products or services to qualified buyers
  • Introductions to qualified buyers and distributors
  • Coordination of resources across federal departments and agencies relevant to business investment in the U.S. See also www.selectusa.gov.
  • Counseling and advocacy through every step of the export process.

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.

To learn more about how the U.S. Commercial Service in Oslo, Norway, can assist your company, check out the Embassy Business page or the U.S. Commercial Service in Norway website.

Political and Economic Section

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.