Foreign affairs

Information for Norwegian citizens in Afghanistan

Updated 27 August

Norway has assisted in the evacuation of over 1 100 people from Kabul over the past few days. The evacuation operation at the Kabul airport has now been concluded. Unfortunately, there are still some people wishing to leave Afghanistan who we were unable to help.

There is no longer any Norwegian diplomatic presence in Kabul. The Norwegian Embassy in Kabul has been closed temporarily, and is being administered from Oslo.

It is therefore not possible for us to assist Norwegians in Afghanistan directly. The closest Norwegian diplomatic mission is the Embassy in Islamabad. The Foreign Service Response Centre in Oslo can be contacted at

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to provide information to people who are still in Afghanistan and are registered in the travel information portal We are in the process of identifying other means of evacuating people, but this could take some time. We urge anyone who is not yet registered in to do so as soon as possible.

Applications for asylum/protection

If you or your close family members are seeking protection, please read the information provided on this webpage carefully:

Want to apply: Protection (asylum) - UDI

Family reunification/immigration

This applies to Norwegian citizens who have spouses/children in Afghanistan who do not have valid residence permits or otherwise formalised ties to Norway. It is possible to apply for family immigration to obtain a residence permit in Norway for these family members. For more information, see:

Want to apply: Family immigration - UDI