On April 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants who present risk to the U.S. labor market during the economic recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak. The proclamation is effective at 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 23 and expires in 60 days, unless continued by the President. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and those holding valid immigrant visas on the effective date of the Proclamation, are not subject to the proclamation. No valid visas will be revoked under this Proclamation. Routine visas services have been suspended at U.S. posts worldwide, but as resources allow, embassies and consulates will continue to provide emergency and mission critical visa services for applicants who are not subject to this presidential proclamation. The full text of the presidential proclamation is available on the White House website at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/.
Rescheduling Your Appointment
If you feel sick and your appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo is in the near future, we kindly ask that you consider rescheduling your appointment. For the safety and health of our consular visitors and embassy staff, please be aware that you may not be allowed entry to the embassy if exhibiting contagious symptoms. Therefore, rescheduling your appointment in advance may be a better option if you are experiencing symptoms of the flu.
For U.S. citizen services, you can reschedule your appointment via our online booking tool. You may also send an email to OsloACS@state.gov, and we will be happy to assist with rescheduling your appointment.
For visa services, your appointment can easily be rescheduled via your profile on the visa service center website. This can be done free of charge, and your visa application fee is valid for one year in the country where it was paid. You may also contact our visa service center via telephone +47 23 96 05 55 or email support-Norway@ustraveldocs.com for assistance.
To reschedule your appointment for Federal Benefit services, please contact our Federal Benefit Unit via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Oslo is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period.
To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:
- In Norway: 23 96 05 55 (8am-8pm, five days a week)
- In the U.S.: +1 703-520-2568 (7am – 3pm EST, five days a week)
- If you need to send documents by mail to the visa unit, it must be addressed to the mailing address:
U.S. Embassy Oslo
PO Box 4075 AMB
- Mail addressed to our visiting address will be returned to sender.
Visiting the Embassy or Consulate
Security for Visitors
- All visits to the Embassy require an appointment. Before you can schedule a U.S. visa appointment, you must complete the online visa application and pay the visa fee. To apply for a U.S. visa, pay the visa fee, and schedule a visa appointment, please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website.
- Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before or after your scheduled appointment. Late arrivals will be rescheduled.
- You must show valid photo identification.
- Electronic equipment and removable media, hazardous items, liquids, and weapons are not permitted in the Embassy.
- Baby strollers are permitted after a thorough search.
- Visitors must empty their belongings into a 17x16x32 cm box for security purposes. Mobile phones and small items may be stored in the box during your visit. Laptops cannot be stored. Items which do not fit into this space must be stored off Embassy property.
- Please bring only what you need with you for your appointment.
Tips for a smooth and comfortable Embassy visit
- Dress for the weather, you may have to stand in line outside.
- Please bring everything that you need to your appointment. Having all items that you need will eliminate the need to leave and re-enter the Embassy thus going through multiple security checks.
- Please read the checklist on our Global Support Services (GSS) website for detailed information regarding required items for your appointment.
Diplomats, Foreign Government Officials and Members of the Military
A-1, A-2 and G-1 through G-4 visas may be issued to diplomats and other government officials for official travel to the United States. Generally, the type of visa required by a diplomat or other government official depends upon their purpose of travel to the United States. There are very specific requirements which must be met by applicants in order to qualify for A, G or NATO visas under U.S. immigration law.
A, G and NATO visa applicants are exempt from paying non-immigrant visa fees.
For questions regarding official visas and/or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at: email@example.com
Revised Visa Reciprocity Schedule for Norway
Effective December 30, 2019, the reciprocity schedule for Norway will be revised for certain nonimmigrant visa categories. Please see the travel.state.gov website for an overview of the new reciprocity fees for Norway.
U.S. law requires U.S. visa fees and validities to be based, insofar as practicable, on the treatment afforded to U.S. citizens. As per Executive Order 13780 of March 2017, the Department of State was required to undertake a worldwide review of nonimmigrant visa reciprocity agreements and arrangements. During that review, the Department of State noted discrepancies between Norway’s visa regime and that of the United States. The United States was therefore required by law to reduce validity and increase fees of some categories to match Norway’s practices.
These changes in visa fees and validities afforded Norwegian citizens were further adjusted to take into account differences in the respective visa systems.
The reciprocity fee is charged in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee) and can be paid at the time of your appointment if the application is approved. Norwegian citizens whose nonimmigrant visa application is denied will not be charged a reciprocity fee.
For more information, please see the Bureau of Consular Affairs website: travel.state.gov.