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 is not addressed in the services detailed above, you can expect a response within 5 business days.
PO Box 4075 AMB
0244 Oslo, Norway
0378 Oslo (Consular Entrance is on Sørkedalsveien)
If an in-person visit is required, these must be arranged in advance, by e-mail.
Please read this important security information before visiting us.
Proof of Residence Outside The United States
The text on this page relates to documentation required when requesting a Social Security Number (SSN) for yourself or your child over the age of 12 years. It is very rare for someone who was born in the U.S. not to have been assigned a Social Security Number. The most common reason for such an occurrence is a child born in the U.S. who moved abroad while very young.
You must submit documentation to prove your allegation of absence from the U.S. as the reason a Social Security Number was never assigned. The documentation must be comprehensive and date from the time the person departed the U.S. to the present. Proof for each year is not required, but the documentation must provide sufficient evidence of absence from the U.S. (i.e., foreign residency). We will not accept a Social Security Number application if there is insufficient evidence of foreign residency.
The following documents are examples of evidence that are usually readily available, and these may be used in combination with other personal documents to provide the necessary proof of foreign residence:
- Extract of records with the original seal/stamp of the National Registry/Tax Office showing date you moved to the country after leaving the US and the periods of residence in the country.
- School records such as report cards or a letter from the school confirming dates of attendance
- Travel documents such as current or canceled passports (U.S. or other)
- Employment records
- Medical records
- All evidence submitted must be original documents, photocopies are not acceptable.
It will help speed your interview if you bring in your original documents AND photocopies. The photocopies will be checked and retained for your application, and your original documents returned to you immediately.
Help Us Fight Fraud
There are three ways to report possible fraudulent situations:
SA Fraud Hotline
P.O. BOX 17768
BALTIMORE, MD 21235
Details regarding the allegation should include the basics of:
- Who committed the fraud (name, date of birth, social security number and address)?
- What exactly did the suspect do?
- Where did the fraud take place?
- When did it happen?
- How was the fraud committed?
- Do you know why the person committed the fraud?
- Who else has knowledge of the potential violation?
The more you can tell us, the better chance we have of determining whether a crime has been committed.