Norwegian Honorary Consulate - Cape Town

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NEW CONSULATE OPENING HOURS

DURING LOCKDOWN LEVEL 4 THE CONSULATE IS OPEN ON WEDNESDAYS BETWEEN 10AM AND 12PM. 

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

APPLICANTS WILL ONLY BE ADMITTED WITH A VALID BOOKING CONFIRMATION AND A CLOTH FACE MASK.

Our call hour from 9am - 10am (Tuesday - Friday) and email correspondence will resume as normal.

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.
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.
(30 minutes)

Norwegian Personal ID Number

Please send through scanned copies of the relevent documents for review in advance of making an appointment. This will help to prevent unnecessary delays with applications.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPOINTMENT:

  • An application letter addressed to the Norwegian National Population Registry (Folkeregisteret), Skatt Nord, Tromsø, requesting a personal number for passport purposes. This should be signed by both parents and should state the names of both the child and parents.
  • Unabridged Birth Certificate with Apostille (Legalisation from DIRCO)
  • Documentation of other citizenship e.g. passport (if applicable)

Please note that children must be present when applying, and accompanied by both parents.
Signatures must be original and handwritten. Digital signatures will not be accepted.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARENTS:

  • Valid passport of both parents (if either parent is a dual citizen please bring both passports)
  • Valid residence permit in the country of residence of the Norwegian parent
  • Marriage Certificate with Apostille (legalisation from DIRCO) if the parents are married.
  • Documentation of paternity for children born abroad if parents are unmarried
  • Documentation of other citizenship (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Norwegian citizenship or proof of retention of Norwegian citizenship (if applicable)
  • Documentation of release from previous citizenship (if applicable)

Please note that all documents MUST be in original.

It is possible to apply for the personal ID number and first passport simultaneously.
In such cases, please book a separate appointment for the passport application.

NOTE:

  • The Norwegian Tax Authority is currently experiencing a high volume of applications.
    With that in mind, the minimum processing time for a personal ID number is 8 weeks.
  • Marriages should be registered with Skatteetaten/Folkeregisteret in Norway in advance of the appointment.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(1 hour)

Norwegian Child Passport (under 12 years)

The child must have already been issued with a Norwegian personal ID number.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPOINTMENT:

  • Child's current Norwegian passport if applicable. Passports must not be more than 3 months expired at the time of application. If so, additional official valid photo ID required.
  • Child's South African passport (or passport of additional nationality) if applicable
  • Unabridged birth certificate showing the names of both parents with Apostille (legalisation from DIRCO)
  • Both parents' passports. This also applies if one of the parents is not Norwegian
  • Valid residence permit for the country of residence. This is required for both the child and Norwegian parent, if applicable.
  • 3 x colour passport photos, white background, size 45mmx35mm (no teeth showing/smiling)
  • The passport application fee + R200 courier fee to be paid in cash/by card at the appointment
Please note that all documents MUST be in original.

Children must be present when applying, and accompanied by one or both parents. If only one parent accompanies the child, he/she must provide a signed consent from the absent parent, stating that he/she accepts that the child will apply for a Norwegian passport. (Please use this form).

Passport applications take approximately 2-3 weeks from when the passport is produced in Norway until it arrives in Pretoria. It will then be sent to the Consulate in Cape Town for collection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(1 hour)

Norwegian Biometric Passport (over 12 years)

Please be advised that ALL PASSPORT APPLICATIONS for people over 12 years are to be made in person at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria.

Applicants are advised to send an email with their Norwegian personal number to visa.pretoria@mfa.no to schedule an appointment. The Embassy is open for passport appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9-12.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Norwegian Emergency Passport (adult)

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPOINTMENT:

  • Loss of passport Affidavit from the local police
  • 3 x colour passport photos, white background, size 45mmx35mm (no teeth showing/smiling)
  • Valid flight ticket showing travel back to Norway
  • Valid Norwegian photo ID (either ID card or drivers license) if available
  • The applicant must prove his/her Norwegian citizenship (an interview may be conducted)
  • The passport application fee + R200 courier fee to be paid in cash/by card at the appointment
NOTE: The Consulate in Cape Town does not carry Norwegian emergency passports. The Embassy in Pretoria issues these documents and sends them to the Consulate for collection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(1 hour)

Norwegian Emergency Passport (child)

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPOINTMENT:

  • Loss of passport Affidavit from the local police
  • 3 x colour passport photos, white background, size 45mmx35mm (no teeth showing/smiling)
  • Valid flight ticket showing travel back to Norway
  • Valid Norwegian photo ID if available
  • Both parents’ passports or valid photo ID
  • The passport application fee + R200 courier fee to be paid in cash/by card at the appointment

NOTE: The Consulate in Cape Town does not carry Norwegian emergency passports.
The Embassy in Pretoria issues these documents and sends them to the Consulate for collection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(1 hour)

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 recent colour photos; size 45mmx35mm (no teeth showing/smiling)
  • Both parents' original passports
  • The passport application fee + R200 courier fee to be paid in cash/by card at the appointment

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

NOTE: The Consulate in Cape Town does not carry Norwegian emergency passports.
The Embassy in Pretoria issues these documents and sends them to the Consulate for collection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(1 hour)

Retention of Norwegian Citizenship

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

The Consulate is responsible for collecting the relevant supporting documents as per the UDI checklist and sending them to the Embassy in Pretoria.

Certified copies of the relevant documents can be made at the Consulate for a fee.

Please ensure that you send scanned copies of the relevant documents for review in advance of your appointment.

NOTE: There is a R200 courier fee to be paid either in cash/by card at the appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

(1 hour)

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.
  • R200 courier fee to send the documents to the Embassy in Pretoria.

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.

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

(30 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
(30 minutes)