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The U.S. Embassy in Norway is offering appointments only for passport and citizenship services that require an in-person appearance. Please be aware that appointment availability is limited, and apply well in advance of your planned travel.
The Department of State assists U.S. citizens imprisoned overseas and works to ensure their fair and humane treatment.
The Department of State helps the family and friends of U.S. citizens who die abroad. We inform the U.S. citizen’s next-of-kin of the death and we provide information on arrangements for local burial or the return of remains to the United States and on disposition of estates and personal effects. We also issue a Consular Report of Death Abroad, an official record of death.
International Parental Child Abduction
The Department of State’s Office of Children’s Issues works to resolve and prevent cases of international parental child abduction and to help children and families involved in abduction cases. For more information, see our international parental child abduction page on travel.state.gov.
The Department of State helps U.S. citizens who are victims of crime overseas. We connect crime victims with police and other services and provide information and resources to assist with physical, emotional, and/or financial injuries from crime.
Are you a U.S. citizen who needs a passport?
If you are a U.S. citizen experiencing an emergency, please call: +47 21 30 85 40
Under normal circumstances, the U.S. Embassy makes an effort to send a consular officer to Bergen and Stavanger at least once every calendar year. A consular officer can provide limited services to American citizens, such as witnessing signatures on passport applications and on Consular Reports of Birth Abroad for children born to American citizen parents. This saves you and your children a trip to Oslo.
Provides information on absentee voting from Norway, and provides overview of recent and/or upcoming voter registration events in Norway.
U.S. citizens in need of emergency financial assistance while abroad should first attempt to contact their family, friends, banking institution, or employer. Our American Citizen Services unit can assist in this effort, if necessary.
Use a commercial money transfer service, such as Western Union or MoneyGram., to wire money overseas. Money transfer cost comparison tools online can help you identify the best option. The person receiving the money will need to present proof of identity such as a passport. Link text: Be wary of International Financial Scams.
Sending Money through the U.S. Department of State
When the commercial options listed above are not available or feasible, family or friends may send funds via the U.S. Department of State for delivery to a destitute U.S. citizen abroad at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. The U.S. Department of State assesses a $30 fee to establish an account and transfer funds.
Destitute U.S. citizens may be eligible for a loan from the U.S. government to travel to the United States. Repatriation loans must eventually be paid back to the U.S. government. Your U.S. passports will be limited at the time the loan is issued and in most cases you will not be issued a new passport until the loan is paid in full. Contact us for more information.
Consular Affairs (CA) is the public face of the Department of State for millions of people around the world. We provide many services, and the most common are listed below.
Travelers to the U.S. can get visa information and guidance.
U.S. Citizens overseas can renew passports, replace passports, or apply for new passports.
Anyone can take advantage of our notarial services.
If you are a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder), you are responsible for filing U.S. federal income tax returns while abroad. You will find useful information on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, such as Frequently Asked Questions about taxes or how to apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
If you are a U.S. dual citizen or U.S. citizen living outside of the United States, you can register with the Selective Service System.
The Oslo Federal Benefits Unit provides services for the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Personnel Management and Railroad Retirement Board. We provide services to residents of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. For service details, follow the links below: • Social Security Number (SSN) FAQs – Applications, Updates, Replacement cards, Timelines. • Make a change to your Address or Direct Deposit/Bank • How to Report the Death of Beneficiary • Foreign Enforcement Questionnaires (Forms: SSA-7161 or SSA-7162) *** Our office only responds to email inquiries not covered in the topics above. *** If your questions not addressed in the services detailed above, you can expect a response within 5 business days. You may contact us by using our online form or email at email@example.com. Mailing Address: FBU PO Box 4075 AMB 0244 Oslo, Norway Visiting Address: Morgedalsvegen 36 0378 Oslo (Consular Entrance is on Sørkedalsveien)
U.S. service members, veterans, and their beneficiaries can apply for benefits on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website. The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) may also be able to help veterans and beneficiaries with questions about benefits and services.
Depending on where you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. To start, complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) here. Print, sign, and return the FPCA to your local U.S. election office. Include your email address so election officials can reach you if there is a problem. If your state delivers ballots electronically by fax only, include your fax number. If you request electronic delivery and include your email address or fax number, you will receive your blank ballot 45 days before general and mid-term elections and generally 30 days before special, primary, and run-off elections for federal offices. We recommend completing a new FPCA each January, or when you move. If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact the U.S. Embassy in Suva at SuvaACS@State.gov.
Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists.
The U.S. Embassy, Oslo, Norway assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or reputation of the persons or medical facilities whose names appear on the following list.
The Embassy does not function as a legal representative or legal agent for anyone. We do have a list of attorneys that is available.
Beware of Romance and Money Scams
The information you provide is used solely by the Federal Benefits Unit of the U.S. Embassy Oslo.
Victims of Crime Local Resources
Disclaimer: The U.S. Department of State assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the organizations whose names appear on this PDF document. This referral does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the U.S. Department of State.
The United States is a party to the Hague Adoption Convention, an international treaty which seeks to ensure that intercountry adoptions are made in the best interests of the child and that safeguards are in place for their protection. All adoptions in another country must take place according to both U.S. and local laws for the adopted child to be eligible to immigrate to the United States. You should work with a U.S. adoption service provider specifically authorized to facilitate intercountry adoption. You can find more information about authorized authorized adoption service providers and the intercountry adoption process at travel.state.gov and are invited to direct questions to Adoption@state.gov.
If you have a child outside the United States the child may have acquired U.S. citizenship at birth if the requirements under the Immigration and Nationality Act have been met as of the time of your child’s birth. To determine whether your child acquired U.S. citizenship at birth and to document that, you can apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) for your child. You may also choose to just apply for a U.S. passport for your child, although one benefit of a CRBA is that, unlike the U.S. passport, it does not expire and may be used as proof of acquisition of U.S. citizenship at birth. A full validity, unexpired U.S. passport is also proof of U.S. citizenship.
U.S. embassy and consulate personnel cannot perform marriages. Depending on the local law, civil or religious officials generally perform marriages. If your marriage overseas was performed in accordance with local law, it is valid in the country where it took place. Whether your marriage is recognized elsewhere depends on the laws of that place.
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