Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.
Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.
Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).
Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.
Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.
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Available. A birth certificate, fødselsattest, is available for those born after January 1, 1916. Copies can be obtained from the parish where the parents resided at the time of birth (if born between 1916 and 1946) or from the Public Census Office, Folkeregisteret, in the city or town of birth if born after 1946. Baptismal certificates, dåpsattest, are no longer considered official documents, but may be obtained. If the parents were members of the State (Lutheran) Church or residing temporarily in Norway, the baptismal certificates are issued by the Norwegian State Church (Den Norske Kirke) through the parish where the parents resided at the time of the applicant's birth. The parish also issues certificates for those whose parents were not members of any church. Members of other faiths may write to their ministers. Both birth certificates and baptismal certificates list the child's name, sex, date and place of birth, and parents' names at a minimum and are signed and sealed with a rubber seal.
Available. A death certificate, dødsattest, can be obtained from the parish where the death occurred, from the sheriff, Lensmann, the police or the probate court, Skifterett. Death Certificates from the probate court are preferred.
Available. If the marriage occurred before October 1, 2004, the marriage certificate, Vielsesattest or Vigselsattest, can be obtained from the church or civil authority where the marriage was solemnized. If the marriage took place after October 1, 2004, the marriage certificate can be obtained from the Public Census Office, Folkeregisteret.
Available. Divorce decree certificates, skillsmissesattest, rendered prior to 1954 can be obtained from the State Archives, Statesarkivet. The County Governor, Fylkesmann, furnishes certificates for divorces obtained after 1954.
Available. Adoption decrees, adopsjonsbevilling, are issued by the County Governor, Fylkesmann, in the County, Fylke, where the adoption took place. The decree includes the names of adoptive parents and the place and date of birth of child.
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Available. Applications can be made in person at the police station in the applicant's place of residence. If the applicant no longer lives in Norway, an application may be made by mail. The application must include a photo, ID card with personal number, and a reason for the request. Addresses and phone numbers for Norwegian police stations can be found at www.politi.no. Select the appropriate county (fylke) from the list "Hvor vil du?" Alternatively, applicants may send their information to the Police Directorate at Politidirektoratet, Postbox 8051 Dep. 0031, Oslo. The record is valid for the entire country. Processing time is about 14 days.
Available. Court records, retts og domsdokumenter, can be obtained from the court before which the case was tried. It consists of a judicial summation of the case and the judgment and sentence handed down. Older records may be held at the State Archives.
Available. A prison record, fengselsattest, may be obtained from the prison where the sentence was served.
Available. A service record, tjenesteattest, may be obtained from Vernepliktsverket by phone: 815 55 580; by email: email@example.com; or by writing to Vernepliktsverket, Postmottak, 2617 Lillehammer, Norway. Active duty military personnel accused of crimes (other than petty offenses) are usually tried by the civil authorities who register the trial and findings in the civil penal certificates.
There are three types of Norwegian machine-readable passports and travel documents. Norwegian citizens receive passports with a dark-red cover. Foreigners granted status as "refugees" under the UN Convention are issued travel documents, reisebevis, with two gold stripes across a dark green cover. Applicants for political asylum who have not been granted status as convention refugees, but have been allowed to stay on humanitarian grounds, are currently issued dark-blue immigrants' passports, utlendingspass, which replaces the earlier light-blue "foreigners' passports."
Available. Legal change of name. Navnebevilling/navnemelding is issued by the Public Census Office, Folkeregisteret, or, in some cases, by the County Governor, Fylkesmann.
Oslo, Norway (Embassy)
PSC 69 - Box 1000
APO AE 09707-5460
All nonimmigrant visa categories for Norway, including Svalbard and the island of Jan Mayen are processed in Oslo. Immigrant visas are processed by the embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.