Where can we find information about moving to Singapore?
We recommend the following article (in Norwegian) by the Embassy regarding moving to Singapore. You are also encouraged to learn more about living in Singapore at www.ecitizen.gov.sg.
How do I get a new passport?
Passport applications must be made in person at the Embassy. Please bring your current passport with you. If you have lost your passport or your passport has been stolen, you need to file a police report before coming to the Embassy and bring the police report with you. More information is available here.
We are Norwegians living in Singapore and are expecting a baby. How does our newborn child obtain a Norwegian passport?
As a rule, both parents should accompany the child to the Embassy when lodging the application. When applying, please bring the child's birth certificate and the passports of both parents. Please be advised that Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority only allows newborns without passports to stay in Singapore for 42 days, so the application should be lodged as soon as possible. More information is available here.
Do Norwegians in Singapore have to register at the Embassy?
Registration at the Embassy is voluntary. However, such a registration is welcomed as it aids the Embassy's contingency planning and consular assistance in the event of an emergency. Furthermore, registered Norwegians are included in the mailing list of the Embassy's newsletter and will receive invitations to certain events organised for the Norwegian community in Singapore. Register here.
Is there a Norwegian school in Singapore?
No, there is no ordinary Norwegian school in Singapore. There is, however, a Norwegian Supplementary School that teaches Norwegian students a mix of Norwegian language and Norwegian social sciences every Thursday afternoon from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm. In addition, Norskskolen offers free online education in Norwegian, social studies and religion and ethics for primary and secondary school students living abroad. More information is available in Norwegian here.
Can we get married at the Embassy in Singapore?
Yes, provided that both bride and groom are Norwegian citizens. Please send a request to the Embassy (firstname.lastname@example.org) well ahead of your preferred wedding date. More information is available in Norwegian here.
Can I bring tobacco and snus into Singapore?
All tobacco products, including snus (snuff), must be declared at Singapore Customs upon arrival. The duty rates are listed here. You are strongly encouraged to visit the web site of Singapore Customs since the rules are subject to changes and are quite strict.
With effect from 1 August 2016, the ban on emerging tobacco products in Singapore tightens. From this date it is prohibited to bring snus to Singapore.
The Ministry of Health in Singapore confirms to the Norwegian Embassy that the ban applies to everyone, meaning that from the 1 August 2016 it is not allowed to import or bring snus to Singapore.
For more information see press release from The Ministry of Health here.
What happens if I am arrested in Singapore?
All Norwegians must respect and obey Singaporean law while in Singapore. If you are arrested, you are entitled to consular assistance from the Embassy. More information on how the Embassy may assist you is available in Norwegian here.
I live in Singapore and travel frequently in the region. Where can I get information about different destinations and travel advice?
Please consult the website of the the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foregin Affairs, www.landsider.no. Where applicable, you can also visit the website of the Norwegian Embassy in the country you plan to travel to.
Please note that most countries in the region require your passport to have at least six months validity upon arrival. Please ensure that your meet the local immigration requirements, otherwise you may be denied entry upon arrival.
We wish to employ an au pair from Asia in Norway. How is this done?
Please visit the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration UDI.
We plan to bring our domestic helper to Norway. How does he or she obtain the correct paperwork?
Applications for visas and residence permits to Norway are handled at the Joint Visa Application Centre. More information and contact details can be found here.
Where can I find information regarding Norwegian business and the Norwegian business community in Singapore?
Please refer to Norwegian Business Association in Singapore (NBAS). Additionally, Innovation Norway has a branch office in Singapore.
I want to go to Norway. Do I need a visa? How do I obtain a visa or work permit?
Citizens of Singapore are able to enter and remain in Norway and the Schengen area for up to 90 days without a visa. However, it is a requirement for entry that the passport of the person travelling is valid for at least three months after the intended date of departure from the Schengen area. Stays in Norway exceeding 90 days, student exchanges, family migrations, au pair visas and other long term visits require a residence permit. For more information, see this page.
Where can we find tourist information about Norway?
Please visit www.visitnorway.com.
I plan to study in Norway. How can I best prepare myself for this?
Useful information can also be found at studyinnorway.no. You are also encouraged to contact the receiving university or college in Norway for information about Norway and Norwegian university life.