In principle, it is the person or persons with parental responsibility for the child who must sign the application. In most cases, this will be one or both of the child’s parents.
If the parents are unable to sign the application, the child welfare service may sign it. In such case, the child welfare service must also submit a written explanation of why the parents are unable to sign the application.
The child and the person(s) with parental responsibility must go to the police to submit the signed application and all the documentation.
Alternatively, the child welfare service may accompany the child. If the child welfare service accompanies the child, they must also submit a written explanation of why the parents are unable to attend.
If the child is unable to obtain a passport from their country of origin, they may apply for an immigrant’s passport from the Norwegian authorities. The child welfare service may apply for a passport on the child’s behalf.