On Monday, new and stricter rules came into force in Norway, and holiday travel no longer qualifies people for emergency travel passports.
To ensure the option of emergency documents for those in critical situations, the police have tightened the criteria for obtaining an emergency passport.
“We have great understanding that many people are desperate and frustrated. It is sad for those who are not allowed to travel on holidays they have been looking forward to. But since there are not enough emergency passports for everyone, we must make sure that those who really need them get them,” department director Bjørn Vandvik in the Police Directorate said.
Now, the person applying for an emergency passport must document that the criteria are met.
Details of the new rules can be found on the police website.
In addition to holiday trips, weddings, baptisms, and confirmations are examples of occasions when you can no longer get an emergency passport.
On the other hand, you can get an emergency passport for the following: traveling home to the country of residence, picking up minor children for return to the country of residence, necessary medical treatment abroad, serious illness or injury to close family abroad, and travel in connection with socially critical jobs.
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