The British Embassy in Oslo develop and maintain relations between the UK and Norway.

Their work covers a range of issues including political, business, economic and security issues that are important to the UK and Norway.

Urgent assistance

If you are in Norway and you urgently need help (e.g. if you have been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +47 2313 2700. If you are in the UK and concerned about a British national in Norway, call 020 7008 1500.

Get or renew a passport

The British Embassy cannot help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office, if you need help, here:

If you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document, see:

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document, if you are abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, here:

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact the British Embassy in Oslo as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and

  • are a British citizen and

  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact the Embassy to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or

  • not a British citizen or

  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted them, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Oslo, here:!/british-embassy-oslo/issuing-an-emergency-travel-document/company_list

Get a visa

The British Embassy cannot help with visa enquiries.

If you are not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa, here:

If you are a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on their foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit, see:

For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration:

Notarial and documentary services

The Embassy may be able to offer notarial services, including Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; make a certified copy of a document, etc. See the full list of notarial and documentary services they provide here:

Legalisation services

The British Embassy in Oslo does not provide legalisation services. Read their notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation here:

Ask the UK Government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine), here:

Local service providers

Use the Embassy’s list of local suppliers and services if you need help in Norway. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK Government.

How else the British Embassy in Oslo can help

In addition to the services listed above they can also:

  • provide information about transferring funds

  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital

  • help people with mental illness

  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing people and kidnapping

  • contact family or friends for you if you want

  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad

For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide, here:

Consular fees

The British Embassy in Oslo charge fees for some of their services. See the full list of consular fees in Norway here:


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