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Lost or Stolen Passports in Norway

Learn more about what you should do if your passport is lost or stolen in Norway, whether you live here or are on holiday.

  • Passport lost or stolen while on holiday
  • Passport Lost or Stolen - Resident

Passport lost or stolen while on holiday

Passport lost on holiday in Norway

1. Report to Police. If your passport is lost or stolen you must immediately report this to your nearest police station and make a report of a lost/stolen passport.

Norwegian police stations will usually have at least one officer who speaks excellent English and requesting such a document is not a difficult or onerous task. Google "Police" and the city or town you are currently located in, and you will be given details of the nearest police station to your location.

The police report will sometimes be accepted by some airlines in lieu of a passport, and this may allow you to travel back to Ireland. However, you should always check with your airline before going to the airport.

2. If your airline will not accept the police report, you should contact the Embassy to make arrangements for an alternative travel document.

Minimum requirements to apply for an Emergency Travel Document:

  • Your original police report
  • Two passport photographs
  • Proof of your flight home
  • Evidence of your identity/citizenship. If you do not have alternative photo i.d. with you in Norway, you will need to ask somebody to bring your original long form birth certificate (and civil marriage certificate in the case of a married woman whose passport name is in her married surname), or an old cancelled passport, to a Garda Station in Ireland and fax a copy to the Embassy
  • The relevant fee
  • Depending on your situation, we may require additional evidence in support of your application, including a fully witnessed application form, and additional proof of name and address.

Please bear in mind this service is not available outside of office hours except in case of emergency. You may need to arrange a new flight to allow you time to obtain a travel document.

3. If you are in an emergency situation requiring urgent travel (such as the death or serious illness of a family member)

Contact the Embassy by phoning the main switchboard at 0047 2201 7200 (outside normal working hours). You will be directed to the answering machine and a message will give the contact details of the on call Duty Officer.

Passport Lost or Stolen - Resident

Passport Lost or Stolen - Resident

If you are resident in Norway and your passport has been stolen or lost, you must follow the following steps:

1. Report to Police. If your passport is lost or stolen you must immediately report this to your nearest police station and make a report of a lost/stolen passport.

Norwegian police stations will usually have at least one officer who speaks excellent English and requesting such a document is not a difficult or onerous task. Google "Police" and the city or town you are currently located in and you will be given details of the nearest police station to your location.

2. Apply to the Embassy of Ireland, Oslo for a full new passport. For general advice, please see our step-by-step guide on how to apply for a passport.

All applications must include:

  • A completed and witnessed APS2 application form
  • 4 Passport Photographs (2 witnessed)
  • Previous passport if you have had one
  • Original long form birth certificate. This must be included for all under 18's and for adults if you have lost your passport, or if applying for your first passport
  • Civil Marriage Certificate (if you are changing your name)

With a view to preventing identity theft and the circulation of falsified passports, there are additional safeguards for the passport application procedure for those adults seeking to replace a lost or stolen passport. If your passport has been lost or stolen, you must also supply the following documents:

Additional form of photo-identification; e.g. certified copy of a driving licence, work ID; student card; social club membership; passport from another country etc.

Evidence of entitlement to Irish citizenship where applicable

Documentary evidence to show use of name, e.g. payslips; records of unemployment or disability payment; bank statement; college registration etc. and

Evidence of residency at the application address, e.g. utility bills, official correspondence from public or private sector etc.