Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy

Passport applications

Passport applications must be made in person at the Embassy. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10 am to 2 pm.

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When applying for a new passport, you need to bring valid identification, preferably a Norwegian passport. Application forms are available at the Embassy, where a passport photograph will be taken. If your old passport has been lost or stolen, this has to be reported to the police before a new passport can be issued, and the original police report must be presented at the Embassy.

Payment should be made when applying for the passport, and we accept payment by cash or check only. Prices are as follows:

  • SGD 75* for applicants aged 16 or above
  • SGD 45* for applicants under the age of 16 

The passport will be valid for a time period as follows:

  • Two years for applicants under the age of five
  • Three years for applicants between the age of five and ten
  • Five years for applicants between the age of ten and sixteen
  • Ten years for applicants aged 16 or above

Applicants under the age of 18 need parental consent to apply for a passport, and the passports of both parents must be presented regardless of their nationalities. Applicants between the age of 16 and 18 can apply with written consent from the parents, whereas applicants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by both parents. If only one of the parents can accompany the applicant, written consent from the absent parent, dated and signed and no older than four weeks, must be presented. The passport will not be produced until such consent is received. This also applies if the parent is not a Norwegian citizen. Consent forms can be downloaded from here. Should one of the parents be abroad, he or she can identify him- or herself at a Norwegian foreign mission or Norwegian police authority.

Applicants under the age of 18 applying for a Norwegian passport for the first time need to present:

  • Birth certificate stating the name of both parents
  • Passports of both parents
  • Certificate of Marriage of the parents if applicable. Additional procedures may apply where the marriage is not registered with the Norwegian Population Register. Please contact the Embassy in advance if this applies to you

When applying for passports for children under the age of six or severely disabled persons, we please ask that you bring two passport photographs. 

Passport photographs must meet the following requirements:

  • The photo must be clear and of high quality
  • The photo must be in colour
  • The photo must show the person's current appearance, i.e., preferably photos taken within the last three months
  • The photo should be approximately 35 x 45 mm
  • The photo must be taken from straight ahead (focusing on the eyes) against a white background
  • The photo must show the entire head and the top of the shoulders without shading
  • The face should cover 70-80 % of the entire picture, i.e., the distance from the top of the head to the chin should be at least 30 mm
  • Eyes must be open and clearly visible; eyes, ears an eyebrows must not be covered by hair
  • Chin, forehead and both cheeks must be visible
  • Mouth must be closed, and teeth must not be visable
  • No glasses are allowed in the photograph
  • No headgear is allowed in the photograph

Exceptions to the ban on headgear:

  • Headgear worn for religious purposes or due to medical needs can be worn, provided that it is likely that the same kind of headgear will be worn in the future during passport controls. Headgear must not cover any part of the face, and no more of the head than is strictly necessary
  • Small headbands and hairpins can be worn, provided they are situated far from the face and are not strikingly visible on the photo 


Collection of new passport
The Embassy will contact you as soon as the new passport can be collected, and normal processing time is two to three weeks. You can keep your old passport until the new one has been issued, however, it must be presented for cancellation upon collection of the new passport. Any visas in the old passport will normally remain valid, however, we recommend that you verify this with the relevant Embassies before departure.

Please make sure to inform the Ministry of Manpower of your new passport number if you are staying in Singapore on a work or recidence permit.


Emergency passport
If necessary, you may obtain an emergency passport at the Embassy. Emergency passports are only issued for emergencies and are meant to be used for going home. They are not machine-readable.

To apply for an emergency passport, the same documentation as for a normal passport application is needed as well as two passport photographs meeting the requirements above. The pricing for emergency passports is the same as for regular passports.

If your old passport has been lost or stolen, this has to be reported to the police before a new passport can be issued, and the original police report must be presented.

Please be advised that Norwegian emergency passports are not valid for entry into some countries. In any case it is up to the immigration authorities on the spot to decide at any time whether entry is permitted. Please contact the relevant Embassies or local authorities before departure to check the local immigration provisions at your place of transit or destination.

* Stated prices applicable as of 1 September 2015.

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