About the Honorary Consulate General Minneapolis

Last updated: 1/24/2014 // The Honorary Consulate General provides information about Norway, and Norwegian-American relations to the public in the district. We facilitate development of commercial, economic, cultural, scientific and educational relations between Norway and the upper Midwest region.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact information:
Royal Norwegian Honorary Consulate General
901 Marquette Ave. S, Suite 2750
Minneapolis, MN 55402-2961

Phone: (612) 332-3338

Hon. Consul General Gary Gandrud (ext. 3)

Vice Consul Christina Carleton (ext. 2)

Vice Consul Britt Ardakani (ext. 1)

Fax: (612) 332-1386
E-mail: hcg.minneapolis@mfa.no

General Office Hours
Monday–Friday 09:00–16:00 (regular hours)
Monday–Friday 09:00–15:30 (May 15–September 15)

Holidays observed in 2014

The Consulate is closed on the following dates: 
January 1 and 20, February 17, April 18,  May 1, 17 and 26, July 4, September 1, October 13, November 27, December 25 and 26.

The Honorary Consulate General in Minneapolis serves primarily the state of Minnesota, but assists fellow Honorary Consulates in the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Passport Applications
The Consulate will accept applications for passports a few times per year going forward.  If you need to renew/apply for a passport, please contact us at the Consulate.  Please call for more information, and to make an appointment.

We accept applications for children's passports, (age 12 and under) and issue emergency passports all year.

The Honorary Consulate General can:

  • Provide information about Norway and Norwegian-American relations
  • Accept applications for work, student, and family immigration permits
  • Process all consular matters
  • Assist with your application for a Norwegian personal number "personnummer" 
  • Issue emergency passports
  • Assist with applications for citizenship, children's passports (12 and under) and name changes, which will be further processed in Norway
  • Translation of marriage certificates, birth certificates, licences etc.      
  • Answer all questions on the process of moving to Norway
  • Assist with general questions regarding pension, study abroad and UDI (Utlendingsdirektoratet, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration)  
  • Facilitate development of commercial, economic, cultural and scientific relations between Norway and the upper Midwest region.
  • Answer questions about travel to Norway. US citizens do not need a visa to travel in Norway for short term tourist visits (maximum 90 days).

Click here for general information regarding visa requirements to Norway.

For Schengen Tourist Visa questions: Please call the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC  at (202) 467-2600.


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