Section for Diplomatic Relations

Matters relating to the Norwegian Royal Family and their relations with foreign heads of state and royal families. Diplomatic and consular missions of foreign states in Norway and their personnel, relations with the Norwegian authorities, privileges, immunities, etc. The Diplomatic List. Matters relating to the Norwegian flag. National emblems and heraldic matters. Preparation of powers of attorney and ratification documents, letters of accreditation and recall. Issue of Norwegian diplomatic, special and service passports and visa applications for Foreign Ministry employees on official visits. Letters of recommendation. Legal and general protocol issues.

The section is headed by Director Odd Mølster.

Contact information Section for Diplomatic Relations 

Name/title

Functions

Telephone/e-mail

Mr Odd Mølster  Director

      
  • Head of Section for Diplomatic Relations

23 95 03 32 
odd.molster(at)mfa(dot)no

Mr Arthur Baste Knutsen 
Deputy Director

      
  • Deputy Head of Section for Diplomatic Relations
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  • Matters related to the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations
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  • The Norwegian flag, flag  etiquette and protocol

23 95 03 33
arthur.baste.knutsen(at)mfa(dot)no 

 

 

 

      
  • Diplomatic personnel, administrative/technical personnel and family members
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  • Arrivals/departures. ID cards and Residence Card Foreign Missions for dipl/adm/tech staff
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  • Admission cards to Oslo Airport
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  • Order of precedence

23 95 03 29

 

 

 

      
  • Agrément, preparations for receiving credentials of foreign ambassadors
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  • Honorary consuls in Norway. Exequatur
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  • List of consular representatives in Norway

23 95 06 04    

 

 

      
  • Non-diplomatic staff: Service staff, locally employed staff and private servants
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  • Arrivals/departures, Residence Card Foreign Missions and ID cards for non-diplomatic staff
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  • Approval of Defence Attachés
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  • The Oslo Diplomatic List
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  • Emergency contact information

23 95 06 87

 

  • Embassy protection
  • Demonstrations outside the Embassies
  • Police assistance for events and receptions
  • Approval of elections on premises
  • Owned and rented Embassy property
 23 95 07 54

 

      
  • Official Norwegian passports

 

23 95 03 69       

 

      
  • Duty-free import, refund of VAT
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  • Import/sale of motor vehicles. CD plates
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  • Traffic violations
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  • Parking spaces reserved for missions and parking fees
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  • Duty-free alcohol at arrangements outside Embassy premises
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  • Petrol credit cards

23 95 03 55  

 

 

 

  • Visa applications for Norwegian officials

23 95 14 05

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