EMBASSY RELATED QUESTIONS
The Embassy is not authorised to perform wedding ceremonies.
Issues related to Northern Ireland are under the jurisdiction of the Norwegian Embassy in London.
Visa for Norway
Irish citizens do not need a visa to go to Norway.
If you are not an Irish citizen you may need a Schengen visa to enter Norway. Please contact the Danish Embassy, 01 475 6404, for information about visa requirements, as they handle visa requests for Norway, Sweden and Iceland, in addition to Denmark.
What is the voltage of the power supply in Norway?
The electricity supply in Norway is 220 V, but appliances up to 240 V will work. Plugs have two round pins, and adapters are available.
Where can I find statistical information about Norway?
Statistics Norway has statistical information about Norway in English on their web site.
Is my driving licence from another country valid in Norway?
New regulations concerning driving licences came into force in Norway on March 1, 2004, and the rules applying to the exchange of a foreign driving licence for a Norwegian one were also changed as of that date. Statens Vegvesen has all the information you need.
Can I learn Norwegian in Ireland?
The Sandford Language Institute in Dublin have Norwegian language courses for beginners and intermediates commencing three times a year.
Sandford Language Institute
Tel: +353 1 260 1296
Fax: +353 1 219 6976
Can I be confirmed in Ireland?
"Nettkirken" can provide information on how to be confirmed while you are abroad.
Can I bring my cat or dog to Norway?
You will find information on the import of cats and dogs to Norway on the homepage of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority .
How can I obtain copies of official Norwegian texts and publications?
Avd. for Offentlige Publikasjoner
PO Box 8134 Dep
"Green" telephone: + 47 800 80 960
Web: http://www.akademika.no/ (Norwegian only)
Are Norwegian law texts available in English?
Lovdata Foundation, established by the Ministry of Justice and the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo, operates a database with extensive information on Norwegian legal texts. A range of Norwegian legislation in English is available from the Lovdata Foundation's web-pages.
For laws relating to business and industry, you can also contact the following publisher:
Næringslivets Forlag A/S
PO Box 5145 Majorstua
Tel: + 47 22 965429
Fax: + 47 22 698210
I would like to work in Norway. How do I find a job?
The government employment service in Norway is called Aetat. On their web-page you will find information about job vacancies. European Employment Services (EURES) provides information about living and working conditions in Norway, how to recruit in Norway, etc. EEA/EU citizens may also contact EURES in their home country, who may assist you in finding a job in Norway.
For information about formal requirements for being able to work in Norway, please see here or visit the Directorate of Immigration web page.
How do I find an address or telephone/fax number in Norway?
Try the International Directory Enquiries. Bear in mind that the letters "æ", "ø" and "å" appear at the end of the alphabet, i.e. after z.
Import of personal goods to Norway
If you are moving to Norway and would like to import a car and other articles, please visit the Norwegian Customs and Excise website.