The government is extending its hands to OFWs through its embassies. If you are currently working or living in Norway, the embassy is open to serve your needs, such as passport application, passport renewal, visa application and renewal, death certificate filing, birth certificate filing, marriage solemnization, and other similar services. You will know more about the services offered by the embassy as you go through this blog. The embassy in Norway also works with different agencies such as OWWA and POLO to continuously promote the interest of Filipinos in the country. You can also knock on those agencies if you feel like you need help regarding your employment or contracts.
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POLO works under DOLE, which focuses on labor issues. It has more than 30 branches around the world and most of them are near the embassies of the Philippines. The agency helps Filipinos who are in emergency situations or who are dealing with legal matters. In case you encounter legal and emergency problems, don’t hesitate to contact the hotline numbers provided on the website of POLO. OWWA, on the other hand, deals with OFW memberships. This agency is where you usually sign up if you want to go abroad. This is done to protect those Filipinos who fly abroad and to prevent Filipinos from illegally entering different countries.
As someone who works in Norway, you should be able to keep the information about the embassy so that by the time you encounter emergency issues, you have something to use as references or contact details. Always be ready no matter what the situation is by keeping the contact details of the government.
In this piece of article, we included everything you need to know about the Philippine embassy in Norway, including the services it offers, questions about requirements, tips when going to the embassy, contact details, location, and a map guide. This may help you find the information you are looking for.
History – Philippine Embassy in Norway
To formalize the diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Norway, the embassy in Norway was established on April 30, 2007. It became the official contact point of the Philippines to the OFWs who are living and working in the country. Accordingly, the embassy is responsible for the enhancement of political, cultural, and economic relations between the countries. It also helps POLO and OWWA to discharge its functions by promoting the interests of Filipino workers abroad, supporting them with their needs, and helping them in times of trouble.
If you want to know the services offered by the embassy of Norway, here’s the list:
- Consular Outreach Program
- Adult New Applicant
- Adult Renewal Applicant
- Minor New/Renewal Applicant
- Travel Document
- Authenticating Documents Made Simpler by the Apostille
- Civil Registry
- Solemnization of Marriage
- Report of Marriage
- Report of Birth
- Report of Death and/or Consular Mortuary Certificate
- Dual Citizenship
- Waiver of Exclusion Ground
- Certificate of Not the Same Person
- Balikbayan Program
- Schedule of Consular Services and Fees
- Consular Service Fees and Turnaround Time
- List of Other Services
- Transport of Pets
- NBI Clearance
- Renewal of Philippine Driver’s License
- Securing a J1-Waiver
- PH Requirements for Medical Missions
- Departure Formalities
- Philippine Overseas Labor Office
- Issuance of Overseas Employment Certificate
- OWWA Membership Program
- Employment Contract Verification and Authentication
- Implementation of POEA Rules on Direct Hiring
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Services
What are the documents I should bring during my passport renewal?
The Philippine Embassy in Norway offers passport renewal services and other related services. If you are going to the embassy to renew your passport, the following are needed:
- Original old or expired passport.
- Complete passport application form.
- Photocopy of your passport’s data page
- Photocopy of your permanent resident card, a record of landing, and work permit.
- Passport processing fee
What are the documents needed when a minor wants to obtain a passport?
Those who are under 18 years old can obtain their own passports provided that the following documents are submitted. On top of the requirements, minors are also required to be with their parents on the day of the appointment.
- Birth certificate
- Report of birth form
- Letter from the doctor who delivered the child attesting to the birth.
- Medical record of the child from the hospital where the child was delivered, in case the doctor can’t be located anymore.
- Original and photocopies of the passports of the parents.
- Letter of consent with the signature of both parents
What happens if I lost my Philippine passport?
In case you lost your passport, there is no way to recover your document but you can apply for a new passport with the following documents:
- Police report or case certificate
- Affidavit of Loss of Passport (this can be completed in the Philippine embassy but with a separate processing fee).
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate if applicable
- A legal document showing your name, date of birth, and place of birth.
- Photocopy of your lost or destroyed passport, if applicable.
- Death certificate of spouse, if applicable.
- Annulment/divorce, if applicable.
How can you obtain dual citizenship?
If you want to be a Filipino and have another citizenship from another country, let’s say Norway, you need to obtain a certification from the embassy allowing you to keep both citizenships.
Tips When Visiting the Embassy
When visiting the embassy in Norway, here’s what you need to do:
Go to the official website of the embassy in Norway.
If you are visiting the embassy in Norway sooner, it is advisable that you visit the official page of the embassy to check the latest news, updates, and announcements. All the information you will find here is useful and for your own awareness.
You need to dress properly if you are going to the embassy. Avoid wearing shorts and sando so that you will be permitted to enter the embassy.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Embassy of the Philippines in Oslo, Norway
Contact Person: Hon. (Ms.) Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
4th Floor, Nedre Vollgate 4, 0158, Oslo, Norway
Tel. No.: (+47) 224-00900
Duty Officer No.: (+47) 9500-1072
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Website: www.oslope.dfa.gov.ph / www.philembassy.no
Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/PHinNorway/
Google Map Location
In case you are wondering where the Philippine Embassy in Norway is located, below is a map guide for you: