The Ministry has nine departements, in addition to the Press Office and the Section for European and International Affairs.
The Department of Administration is the Ministry’s administration and operations department with responsibility for pay and personnel policy, documentation and ICT.
Department director: Deputy Secretary General Anne Herse
Department director: Director General Håvard Bekkelund
Department director: Director General Thor Arne Aass
The Migration Department is responsible for formulating and coordinating legislation and policies on immigration, asylum seekers and refugees.
Department director: Director General Terje Sjeggestad
The Press Office works as the information adviser for the political and administrative management, as well as for the nine departments.
Department director: Head of Communications Gunnar A. Johansen
The Legislation Department is the legal expertise department serving the Government and the central government administration.
Department director: Director General Knut Helge Reinskou
The tasks of the Polar Affairs Department are the matters dealt with by the Ministry of Justice concerning the Norwegian Arctic and Antarctic polar regions including the administration carried out by the Governor of Svalbard, preparation of the annual Svalbard budget and coordination of the Polar affairs of the central government administration.
Department director: Director General Øystein Mortensen
The Police Department and the Directorate of the Police constitues the central authority for the police. The Police department is administratively responsible for the Superior Prosecution Authority and the Military Disciplinary Authority.
Department director: Director General Unni Gunnes
Department of Public Security is responsible for crisis management and rescue and emergency work.
Department director: Director General Øistein Knudsen jr.
The Department of Civil Affairs has a broad field of activity that primarily concerns the rights of individual citizens.
Department director: Director General Fredrik Bøckman Finstad