No. You may visit the Embassy anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays except holidays.
Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ page lists the most asked questions we receive at the Embassy and is only supplemental to our main pages. For complete information, please see the links to different sections of our website to be found at the top right of this page.
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No. We require all applicants to appear at the Embassy in person and to bring the originals and photocopies of the requirements as listed on our website.
Please click on the following link to view the requirements: https://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/passport
Yes, except for minors who are below 18 years old at the time of application – their passports will be valid for only 5 years.
If you are only renewing your passport with no changes in information on the passport, you do not need your Birth Certificate.
However, if you are applying for a passport for the first time, or replacing a lost passport, you need to present your original Birth Certificate issued on Security Paper from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). PSA Birth Certificates may also be required as proof of filiation (i.e. proof of relationship of a child to his/her parents) for a minor passport applicant.
You may present your original Marriage Certificate issued on Security Paper from the PSA or original Report of Marriage filed at our Embassy.
I have a Birth/Marriage Certificate from the National Statistics Office (NSO), not the PSA. Can I still use this when I apply for a passport?
Can I apply for my passport at an Honorary Consulate in the Nordic countries (Finland, Iceland, Sweden) instead of the Embassy?
No. Our Honorary Consulates do not process passport applications. You will need to visit the Embassy in Oslo or apply during one of the Embassy’s consular outreach missions in your country.
You will have to apply for dual citizenship at the Embassy before you can be issued a Philippine passport again. Please click on the following link for the requirements for dual citizenship: http://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/dual-citizenship-or-citizenship-retention-and-re-acquisition
Yes. You may renew your passport anytime, even if it is expired.
I did not realize that my passport is valid for less than 6 months and will expire soon, but I have already booked my trip. Can the Embassy extend the validity of my passport?
Most airlines and immigration officials will require that your passport be valid for at least 6 months. We advise that you renew your passport before going on your trip.
You will need to report your passport as lost at the nearest police station and secure a police report. You will also need to execute an Affidavit of Loss and present your original PSA Birth Certificate when you apply for replacement of your passport.
No. We will take your photo at the Embassy.
Please click on the following link to view the fees for the different types of passport application: http://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/schedule-of-fees-price-list
Your passport will be available around 4 to 6 weeks after the date you applied.
You may claim your passport between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays except holidays. Please bring your receipt and old passport for cancellation.
We will post your last name and tracking number (receipt number) on our website if your new passport is available for release. Please visit the following link on our website for the lists of passports for release, which we update regularly: http://www.philembassy.no/newsroom/passports-ready-for-release
Yes, as long as he/she is an immediate family member (parent, sibling, spouse, or child of legal age) with a proper authorization letter. The passport of a minor applicant shall be released to parents only or to an authorized representative with Special Power of Attorney.
Yes, as long as the passport is still valid. You will only present your passport for cancellation when your new passport is available for release.
I have a valid visa for another country in my old passport. Will you return my old passport to me when I present it for cancellation?
Please send your old passport to the Embassy by post for cancellation. We will then post via registered mail your new passport together with your cancelled old passport. Normally, registered mail takes about 3 to 4 days if within Norway, and 4 to 5 days if to other countries in the Nordic region.
I am traveling to the Philippines soon but my new passport is not available yet. Can I claim my new passport in the Philippines?
Yes. Please inform the Embassy where you wish to claim your new passport, and we will coordinate with the Consular Office of the DFA nearest you.
Please click on the following link on our website and select your country under the “Do you need a visa?” menu to find out if citizens from your country need a visa to visit the Philippines: http://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/visa
Please send your requirements to the Embassy, including your passport and a self-addressed envelope, by post (we need your original passport as we will apply the visa sticker onto it). When depositing fees in our bank account, please also include the appropriate fee for return postage.
The Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Helsinki, Finland also processes visa applications for those in Finland. Kindly contact the consulate for more information.
I want to make sure my visa is approved before I book my flight. Can I send tentative flight details for my visa application?
Processing of visa applications takes ten (10) working days after the receipt of COMPLETE requirements, EXCEPT for visa-required nationals for whom prior authority from the Department of Foreign Affairs is required for issuance of visas. (Visa-required nationals are those who need a visa to visit the Philippines – please see no. 1.) There is also no fixed period for securing prior authority. In all cases, the Embassy offers no assurance that you will be granted a visa.
Someone from the Philippines is visiting me here in Norway / Finland / Iceland / Sweden. How can they get a visa?
Please ask the embassy or consulate of your country covering the Philippines. The Philippine Embassy in Norway is not involved in the issuance of visas to those wishing to visit the Nordic countries.
I want to stay in the Philippines more than the 30 visa-free days that I’m allowed. Should I get a visa from the Embassy?
You may do either of the following: (1) apply for a visa at our Embassy for a maximum 59-day stay, or (2) apply to extend your stay directly with the Bureau of Immigration while already in the Philippines and prior to the expiration of your 30 visa-free days (you need a departure ticket within 30 days of arrival to avail of visa-free entry. If you have a departure ticket after more than 30 days of arriving in the Philippines, you need to secure a visa before going to the Philippines(.
My minor child is visiting the Philippines on her own. Does she need to present anything to Philippine immigration?
Under Section 29(a) (12) of the Commonwealth Act No. 613 or the Philippine Immigration Act of 1940, for children below fifteen (15) years of age who are unaccompanied by or not joining a parent to be admitted into the Philippines, the applicant's parents must execute a Waiver of Exclusion Ground (WEG), to be submitted at the port of entry. The requirements for WEG may be viewed here: http://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/visa
Minors above 15 years old do not need to accomplish a WEG.
The Embassy issues single-entry visas valid for 3 months, and multiple-entry visas valid for 6 months or 1 year. For all visas, visitors are allowed a maximum 59 days per stay (meaning if you have a multiple-entry visa, you will need to exit the and re-enter Philippines after 59 days in the country).
Kindly refer to the website of the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) for information on the Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV): https://pra.gov.ph/. The Embassy issues SRRVs on behalf of the PRA.
I am a former Filipino and have acquired a foreign citizenship. Can I still travel to the Philippines without a visa?
Under the Balikbayan Program, former Filipinos are granted visa-free entry into the Philippines for a period of one (1) year, with the exception of visa-required nationals. The privilege is extended to the former Filipino’s spouse and children, provided they are traveling together with the former Filipino to the Philippines.
The Embassy provides notarial services in various forms. The Embassy can provide an acknowledgement, wherein a consular official witnesses the signing of an instrument such as contracts, authorizations, and Special Powers of Attorney (SPA) by Filipino citizens.
A consular official of the Embassy can also affirm that the signatories of a document have attested to the truth of statements in affidavits, petitions, and other such documents. This is called authentication. However, the Embassy will only authenticate documents authenticated by Finland. Beginning 14 May 2019, the Embassy will no longer authenticate public documents issued in Norway, Iceland, and Sweden that will be used in the Philippines. Such documents must instead bear an Apostille from the appropriate authority of the document’s origin country. Apostillized documents from these countries no longer have to be authenticated by any other entity and will automatically be accepted in the Philippines. For more information, please refer to our announcement: https://www.philembassy.no/newsroom/announcement-regarding-the-entry-into-force-of-the-apostille-convention-on-authentication
For all notarial services, please submit a copy of your valid Philippine passport along with the document to be acknowledged/authenticated.
Please download and fill out the form for Special Power of Attorney (SPA) from our website: https://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/authentication-notarials-and-legalization. You will need to appear personally at the Embassy and sign the SPA in front of a consular officer. Kindly bring a photocopy of the document and copy of your valid Philippine passport. The Embassy will then acknowledge (“red-ribbon”) SPA. The fee is NOK 225.
I have a foreign document that I need authenticated by the Philippine Embassy, because I will use it in the Philippines. Do you do this?
Beginning 14 May 2019, we will no longer authenticate public documents issued in Norway, Iceland, and Sweden that will be used in the Philippines. Such documents must instead bear an Apostille from the appropriate authority of the document’s origin country. Apostillized documents from these countries no longer have to be authenticated by any other entity and will automatically be accepted in the Philippines.
For documents from Finland for use in the Philippines, the present authentication process remains: your document will have to be authenticated first by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Finland. Our Embassy will then authenticate the signature of the foreign MFA official.
For documents to be acknowledged by the Embassy such as Special Power of Attorney (SPA), personal appearance before a consular officer at the Embassy is required.
Beginning 14 May 2019, only documents issued in Finland for use in the Philippines should be authenticated. In addition to sending your document (which should already have been authenticated by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland) and passport copy of the signatories, please include a self-addressed envelope that we will use to send you back the authenticated document. When depositing fees in our bank account, please also include the appropriate fee for return postage.
Documents from Norway, Iceland, or Sweden for use in the Philippines should instead be Apostillized; they will no longer need to be sent to our Embassy to be authenticated as Apostillized documents will be automatically recognized in the Philippines.
If you were married or had a child abroad and would like to have a record of your marriage or birth of your child with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), then you may file a Report of Marriage/Birth. For Filipina women who got married abroad, a Report of Marriage is required to use the surname of your husband on your Philippine passport.
Kindly note that foreign authorities do not automatically forward marriage and birth records to our Embassy or to the PSA.
A Report of Marriage/Birth must be filed at a Philippine Embassy or Consulate covering the country where you got married/had your child. Our Embassy processes Reports of Marriage of those married/born in Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Sweden.
Please click on the following links to view the requirements for a Report of Marriage/Birth:
Yes. Kindly have the document translated into English and have the translation notarized, before having it authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Apostillized by the appropriate authority of the country where you got married.
I am annulled/divorced from a previous spouse. May I file a Report of Marriage for my marriage to my present spouse?
If annulled, your annulment must first be annotated onto your previous PSA Marriage Certificate. If divorced in a foreign country, you must first file for judicial recognition of your foreign divorce in a Philippine court, then have the divorce annotated onto your previous PSA Marriage Certificate. You may then file a Report of Marriage for your present marriage after annotation of your annulment/divorce from your previous marriage.
Yes. You will receive it together with a copy of your Report of Marriage/Birth.
Yes. You will need to execute an Affidavit of Delayed Registration of Marriage/Birth along with the other requirements for Report of Marriage/Birth.
Please click on the following link to view the fees for the different types of passport application: http://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/schedule-of-fees-price-list. Kindly note that if executing any related affidavits, the fees for affidavits are separate from that for the Report of Marriage/Birth.
Yes. In addition to sending your documents, please include a self-addressed envelope that we will use to send you back your personal copy of the Report of Marriage/Birth. When depositing fees in our bank account, please also include the appropriate fee for return postage.
You may request a copy directly from the PSA in the Philippines 3 to 6 months after filing the Report of Marriage/Birth. Please visit the website of the PSA for more information: https://psa.gov.ph/
Can I use the copy of my Report of Marriage/Birth from the Embassy to apply for a Philippine passport, or do I need my Marriage/Birth Certificate from the PSA?
Yes, you may use the personal copy of your Report of Marriage/Birth for your passport application (for changing surname to husband's surname or for new passports) at our Embassy if the Report of Marriage/Birth was also filed at our Embassy and it was filed within one year before the passport application.
I was born Filipino and acquired a foreign citizenship through naturalization. Am I not automatically a dual citizen?
No. By becoming naturalized as a foreigner, you are deemed to have lost your Philippine citizenship. Republic Act No. 9225 or the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003 grants natural-born Filipinos who have lost their Philippine citizenship through naturalization in a foreign country the opportunity to retain or re-acquire their Filipino citizenship.
Generally, natural-born Filipinos are those with one or both parents who were Filipino at the time of their birth. For more specific cases, you may inquire directly with the Embassy.
If you are not a natural-born Filipino, i.e. if neither of your parents were Filipino when you were born, then you may not file for dual citizenship under Republic Act No. 9225.
Finland, Iceland, and Sweden all allow dual citizenship for those who were naturalized as their citizens, i.e. those who acquired Finnish, Icelandic, or Swedish citizenship. Norway does not allow dual citizenship.
Please click on the following link to view the requirements for dual citizenship: http://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/dual-citizenship-or-citizenship-retention-and-re-acquisition
My child was born before I acquired my foreign citizenship, when I was still Filipino. Does my child have to apply for dual citizenship?
No. Your child is a dual citizen by birth, since at least one of his parents were Filipino at the time of his/her birth. In order for him/her to be issued a Philippine passport, he must have a Birth Certificate issued by the PSA, or a Report of Birth filed at a Philippine Embassy if born abroad.
I have a child who is 18 years old or older. Can he/she still be included in my petition for dual citizenship?
No. He/she will have to file his/her own separate petition for dual citizenship, if he/she acquired a foreign citizenship by naturalization.
Please bring the originals and 5 photocopies of the complete documents on the day of your oath-taking, as well as 4 recent colored passport-size photos and payment in Norwegian kroner.
Yes. For those outside Norway, please deposit an additional NOK 50 to your consular fees to account for bank charges.
No. We accept only cash payments in Norwegian kroner.
Please monitor the Embassy website for any announcements regarding consular outreach missions.