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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.
If you are a U.S. citizen experiencing an emergency, please call: +47 21 30 85 40
The U.S. Embassy Oslo should be notified immediately when a U.S. citizen is detained by the Norwegian police. If arrested in Norway, U.S. citizens should request that the U.S. Embassy Oslo be notified. Family members and friends should likewise notify the U.S. Embassy Oslo of the arrest of a U.S. citizen in Norway, if there is any chance that the detained U.S. citizen has not been able to make contact directly.
In the event of the death of an American Citizen in Norway, please email American Citizen Services at OsloACS@state.gov. If it is an emergency, please call (+47) 21 30 85 40. The Embassy can help locate and contact family or friends of the deceased. We can also help in other ways, such as by helping you find local service providers that you can employ for final arrangements. The Embassy can also issue a Consular Report of Death of a U.S. Citizen Abroad. This serves as a death certificate for legal purposes in the U.S., such as insurance and probate. Please contact the Embassy for more information. There may be a fee for issuing this document.
When a U.S. citizen is the victim of a crime overseas, he or she may suffer from physical, emotional or financial injuries. It can be more difficult because the victim may be in unfamiliar surroundings, and may not know the local language or customs. If you are a victim of a crime in Norway, please send an email to OsloACS@state.gov.
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.
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.
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 comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s webpage Service Around the World. If you are already receiving SSA benefits payments, there will be no change in the method of distribution of those payments.
Service members, Veterans, and their beneficiaries can apply for benefits services on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website at www.va.gov. The Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) can also be of assistance if Veterans and beneficiaries have questions about benefits and 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. government employee working overseas, you cannot claim the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. For additional information, visit the IRS website.
U.S. embassies and consulates overseas assist the Selective Service System with its registration program abroad.
Now all U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. To start, go to www.FVAP.gov to complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), print and sign the form then return it to your local election office in the United States. We recommend overseas U.S. citizens get in the habit of completing FPCAs each January. You should include your email address on the form so it’s easier for your election officials to reach you if there is a problem. If your state delivers ballots electronically by fax only, be sure to include your fax number. If you request electronic delivery and include your email address or fax number, you’ll 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.
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.
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The information you provide is used solely by the Federal Benefits Unit of the U.S. Embassy Oslo.
The process varies greatly, as it is governed by the laws of the countries where the adoptive parents and the child reside (which in the case of the United States means both federal and state law), and also in which of these locations the legal adoption is finalized.
A child born outside the United States to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may be eligible for U.S. citizenship if the parent(s) meets the requirements for transmitting U.S. citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act. U.S. citizens eligible to transmit citizenship are required to file for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).
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