Norwegian Honorary Consulate - Cape Town

For the latest information regarding the status of the coronavirus in South Africa please refer to the Department of Health’s coronavirus resource portal.

THE CONSULATE IS OPEN ON TUESDAYS BETWEEN 10AM AND 2PM. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS ONLY FOR FOR PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENTS FOR NORWEGIAN CONSULAR SERVICES.

APPLICANTS WILL ONLY BE ADMITTED WITH A VALID BOOKING CONFIRMATION.

Our call hour from 9am - 10am (Tuesday - Friday) and email correspondence will resume as normal.
Thursdays and Fridays are reserved for administrative tasks.
For emergencies call (24 hour line) : +27 12 3643700

Please also refer to the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria’s website .

Norwegian Passport Collections

ADULT PASSPORT COLLECTIONS:

  • Please bring your old passport, even if expired. This will need to be cancelled in advance of handing out the new document.
  • Passports must not be more than 3 months expired at the time of collection. If so, additional official valid photo ID required.
    Passports must be collected by the applicant in person.

CHILD PASSPORT COLLECTIONS:

  • Please bring child’s old passport, even if expired. This will need to be cancelled in advance of handing out the new document.
  • The parent making the collection must also bring their valid passport as proof of ID.

Duration: 15 minutes

Norwegian Personal ID Number

Please be advised that personal number applications will now be handled by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria.

To schedule an appointment at the Embassy, please send an email to cons.pretoria@mfa.no.

Remember to include the Norwegian personal number of the Norwegian parent(s).

The embassy is open for personal number appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment only.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Norwegian Passport Applications

As of the 1st of June, 2021 Norwegian honorary consulates, including the consulate in Cape Town, are no longer able to accept passport applications for children.

This is due to new passport regulations introduced by the Norwegian Directorate of Police, with stricter requirements for ID control and biometry.

As of the 1st of June, all Norwegians, regardless of age, will have to apply for their passports in person at the embassy in Pretoria.

To schedule an appointment at the embassy, please send an email with a copy of your current Norwegian passport and your South African entry visa/residence permit to
cons.pretoria@mfa.no.

Should you have dual nationality, please send a copy of your South African passport ID page.

In order to apply for a Norwegian passport you need to have a Norwegian personal number (ID number). If you do not have a personal number, you must apply for this before lodging a passport application.

Applicants based in Cape Town can arrange to have their new passports sent to the consulate in Cape Town for collection.

Any emergency passport requests should be sent to the consular section at the embassy.
cons.pretoria@mfa.no

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • https://www.norway.no/en/south-africa/for-nordmenn/passports/

Norwegian Emergency Passport (Adopted Child)

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPOINTMENT:

  • Registrar of Adoptions Covering Letter
  • Unabridged, Full or Abridged Birth Certificate with Apostille from DIRCO
  • Order of Inter-Country Adoption document with Apostille from DIRCO
  • Confirmation of Adoption from the Magistrate’s Court with Apostille from DIRCO
  • Certificate of Conformity of Intercountry Adoption with Apostille from DIRCO
  • Valid flight details for return journey (child & parents)
  • 3 x colour passport photos, white background, size 45mmx35mm (no teeth showing/smiling)
  • Both parents’ original passports
  • The emergency passport application fee as per the Embassy in Pretoria''s website.
  • R250 courier fee to be paid in cash/by card at the appointment

https://www.norway.no/en/south-africa/for-nordmenn/consular-fees/

Please ensure that all the relevant documents are in order complete with an apostille from DIRCO in advance of the appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Duration: 45 minutes

Retention of Norwegian Citizenship

Please be advised that the application is to be made through the UDI’s application portal.

All relevant documentation is now to be submitted in person to the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

https://www.udi.no/en/want-to-renew/keeping-your-norwegian-citizenship-retention-of-citizenship/

https://www.norway.no/en/south-africa/for-nordmenn/passports/#Retentionofcitzenship

Norwegian Parental Consent

Please contact the consulate in advance of making an appointment to provide parental consent.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPOINTMENT:

  • original valid passport or asylum seeker document

FEES TO BE PAID EITHER IN CASH OR BY CARD AT THE APPOINTMENT:

A service fee for the attestation of signature.

R250 courier fee to send the documents to the Embassy in Pretoria.

Duration: 30 minutes

Registration of Marriage with Skatteetaten

Please be advised that the consulate is not involved in marriage registration applications and that applicants will need to deal with Skatteetaten directly.

See Skatteetaten’s website for further information.

Certified copies of the relevant documents can be made at the consulate for a fee. Please send scans of the documents in advance of the appointment.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPOINTMENT:

Please confirm the list of required documents with Skatteetaten directly by calling: ​+ 47 22 07 70 00

All applications and supporting documents are to be sent directly to Skatteetaten by mail.
See the address below:
Skatteetaten
P.O.Box 9200 - Grønland
0134 OSLO
Norway.

Should you wish to use a courier service, be sure to contact Skatteetaten directly for a street delivery address.

NOTE:

Original unabridged marriage certificates will need to be legalised with an apostille from DIRCO in Pretoria before they can be used to register marriages in Norway.

Confirmation of marriages registered with Skatteetaten/Folkeregisteret will be required before applying for a personal ID number for children born outside of Norway.

OTHER RELEVANT LINKS:

Norwegian Certifications/Notarial Acts

Please be advised that the consulate offers limited notarial services. With that in mind, email norway@cnsct.co.za in advance of making an appointment.

Please include information regarding the service required and scans of the relevant documents or forms.

There is a fee associated with this service which can be paid either in cash or by card at the appointment. See the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria’s fee chart for details.

Duration: 1 hour

Norwegian Drivers Licence Application

Please be advised that the Consulate does not deal with drivers licence applications.

For information regarding lost or stolen licences please see the link below:
https://www.vegvesen.no/forerkort/har-forerkort/mistet-forerkort

Duration: 15 minutes

General Collections

Please use this option for collections of the following documents:

  • UDI decisions
  • NAV decisions
  • certified documents
  • citizenship retention decisions

REQUIRED FOR THE COLLECTION:

  • Valid passport

Duration: 15 minutes

Norwegian Emergency Passport Collections

ADULT EMERGENCY PASSPORT COLLECTIONS:

  • Valid official photo ID if available.

CHILD EMERGENCY PASSPORT COLLECTIONS:

  • The parent making the collection must bring their valid passport/ID document as proof of identification.

Duration: 15 minutes