About the Embassy

The Norwegian Ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. The Norwegian Ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C.

Last updated: 3/3/2015 // Embassy contact information, opening hours, history and more.


Strong historical ties link Norway and the United States. Between 1825 and 1940, more than one-third of Norway's population emigrated to America. Allies ever since, the two nations fought together in World War II and were co-founders of both the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Today, the Embassy in Washington is Norway's largest, with a staff of approximately 50, including representatives from a number of Norwegian ministries.


Contact information

Royal Norwegian Embassy
2720 34th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone: (202) 333-6000
Fax: (202) 469-3990
E-mail: emb.washington@mfa.no

Complete list of Embassy staff


Opening hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Office hours for passport applications: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 11 am. Please call ahead to check on availability.

The Embassy will be closed on the following days:

Jan. 1, New Years Day
Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Day
Feb. 16, Presidents Day
April 3, Good Friday
May 1, Norwegian Labor Day
May 17, Norwegian Constitution Day
May 25, Memorial Day
July 3, Independence Day (observed)
Sept. 7, Labor Day
Oct. 12, Columbus Day
Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day
Dec. 25, Christmas
Dec. 26, Boxing Day

For visa applications please contact the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C. http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Washington/Contact/Embassy--Consulates/

In an emergency outside of office hours, if calling the main telephone number, you will be redirected to the emergency call center of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo, Norway.

Residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin may contact the Embassy directly regarding passports, visas and consular matters. Residents of other states should contact the Consulate General closest: Houston, New York or San Francisco. (See Honorary Consulates to see which states are covered by each Consulate General) The Honorary Consul General in Minneapolis covers Minnesota.

White House Tours: Although the White House's website may still direct foreign nationals to contact their embassies to arrange tours, at present we are not able to do so, as the State Department has not developed a system to accept our requests. In the event that the State Department develops a system for submitting requests, we will post an update. Where applicable, we suggest that you contact your members of Congress and explain the situation in hopes that they will grant you the number of tickets you need.

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Did You Know?

Norway established its first embassy in Washington, D.C., on October 31, 1905.