The Government will repeal the Storting’s passport office decision

Norwegian PassportNorwegian Passport. Photo: Norway Today Media

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The Storting decided that 90 per cent of the citizens should drive a maximum of 45 minutes to a passport office. Now the Government will repeal this decision.

On June 15 last year, the Storting decided that at least 90 per cent of the inhabitants of each police district should have a maximum of 45 minutes driving time to their nearest passport office.

In the proposal for next year’s State budget, the Government will ask the Storting to scrap this decision, writes the newspaper Nation.

In seven of the country’s police districts, the Ministry of Justice believes that the strict travel time requirements will cause the quality of the service to be poor, because small places handle too few cases to ensure that the quality and control is reasonable.

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