Embassies and Consulates in Norway

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Norway, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Norway.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Norway does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Norway, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Norway

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The Norwegian capital, Oslo hosts 79 embassies.

There are also 175 consulates and two other Representative Offices in Norway: The European Union Delegation in Oslo and Palestine’s Representative Office.

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Oslo, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Norway and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Norway. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometime other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Oslo


Canadian Embassy in Norway
Address: Wergelandsveien 7, 0167 Oslo, Norway
Tel: (+47) 22 99 53 00
E-Mail: oslo@international.gc.ca
Social Media:
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 12:30 and 13:00 to 16:30. Consular services from Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 12:00

The embassy of Canada in Oslo provides consular services to Canadians visiting and living in Norway such as registration of child birth abroad, requirements and documents and processes for getting married abroad, notarial services, passport services, etc.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Oslo, Canada has another honorary consulate in Stavanger.  


Embassy of China in Norway
Address: Tuengen Allé 2B, 0374 Oslo. PO Box 4058 AMB 0244 Oslo
Tel: (+47) 22 49 20 52

Consulate in Oslo:
Address: Holmenveien 5, 0374 Oslo
Tel: (+47) 93 06 66 21 and 94 06 96 28
E-Mail: oslo@csm.mfa.gov.cn
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaInNorway/ and
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 13:30—16:30 (except holidays) for the consular service

The consulate provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization and notarization of certificates, marriage registration and instructions for applying for the Temporary Ship Nationality Certificate.


French Embassy in Norway
Address: Drammensveien 69, 0244 Oslo. P.O.Box 4013 AMB
0244 OSLO
Tel: (+47) 23 28 46 00. Consular service: 23 50 25 56
E-Mail: ambafrance.oslo@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AmbaFranceNorvege and https://twitter.com/AmbaFr_Norge and https://www.instagram.com/ambafrance_norvege/?hl=fr
Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. The consular section is open to the public, by appointment only.

The French General Consulate in Norway provides reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births ..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Oslo, France has other honorary consulates in Bergen, Kirkenes, Narvik, Stavanger, Tromsø (france.tromso@online.no), Trondheim and Ålesund.


Embassy of Germany in Norway
Address: Oscarsgate 45, 0258 Oslo. PO Box 4010 AMB, 0244 Oslo, Norway
Tel: (+47) 23 27 54 00
E-Mail: info@oslo.diplo.de
Social Media: https://twitter.com/auswaertigesamt and https://www.facebook.com/DenTyskeAmbassadenOslo/ and https://www.instagram.com/auswaertigesamt/
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. * In urgent emergencies outside of office hours, the on-call service can be reached at the following number: (+47) 90 85 08 02 (Mon. - Thu.: 4 p.m. - 12 a.m., Fri.: 1 p.m. - 12 a.m., Sat., Sun. and on public holidays: 08.00 - 00.00).

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Norway provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Oslo, Germany has other honorary consulates in Bergen (bergen@hk.diplo.de), Bodø (bodo@hk-diplo.de), Kirkenes (kirkenes@hk-diplo.de), Kristiansand, Tromsø (tromso@hk-diplo.de), Trondheim (trondheim@hk-diplo.de), Ålesund (alesund@hk-diplo.de), Stavanger (stavanger@hk-diplo.de).


Embassy of the Japan in Norway
Address: Haakon VIIs gate 9, 0161 Oslo
Tel: (+47) 22 01 29 00
E-Mail: info@os.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/japan_i_norge/ and https://www.facebook.com/japansambassade
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:00 

The Japanese consulate shares the same details as the embassy. They provide a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization.


Embassy of Russia in Norway
Address: Drammensveien 74, 0271 Oslo
Tel: (+47) 22 55 32 78 and 22 44 06 08. Consular section: 22 55 17 63
E-mail: oslo@mid.ru and consul@online.no
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/RusEmbNo/
Opening Hours: Consular section is open for public Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 12:00 (all matters) and from 13:00 to 16:00 (non-visa matters).

For services such as issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation, visa and passport processing as well as document legalization, it is requested to visit the Consular Section upon appointment.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Oslo, Russia has other honorary consulates in Kirkenes (rusconsnorway@mid.ru) and Spitsbergen (spitsbergen@mid.ru).

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Norway
Address: Thomas Heftyes gate 8, 0264 Oslo
Tel: (+47) 23 13 27 00
E-Mail: ukinnorway@fcdo.gov.uk
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/britishembassyoslo and https://twitter.com/ukinnorway and https://www.instagram.com/ukinnorway/
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Visits to the Embassy are by appointment only.

The British Embassy in Norway provides services to British nationals living in and visiting the country. Some of the services are: emergency travel document replacement, notarial and documentary services, marriage, consular fees, visa services, etc.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Oslo, Russia has other honorary consulates in Bergen, Bodø, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim and Ålesund.

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Norway
Address: Morgedalsvegen 36, 0378 Oslo
Tel: (+47) 21 30 85 40
E-Mail: osloamb@state.gov
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/usembassyoslo/ and https://www.instagram.com/usembassyoslo/ and https://twitter.com/usembassyoslo and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzKWttvquK4E32ncY3vQneQ
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

The US representation in Norway provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services, assistance on death of a U.S. Citizen and emergency financial assistance, etc.

Honorary Consulates in Norway

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Norway, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Stockholm, in Sweden for Norway.

Honorary Consulates in Oslo

Honorary Consulates in Ålesund

  • Belgium
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Honorary Consulates in Bergen

Honorary Consulates in Stavanger

  • Belgium
  • Barzil
  • Denmark
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Honorary Consulates in Tromsø

  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Honorary Consulates in Trondheim

  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sweden