Travel document (passport, immigrant's passport and refugee travel document)


A travel document is proof that you can cross national borders, and is normally a passport.

Norwegian passport

If you have become a Norwegian citizen, you can be issued an ordinary Norwegian passport.

The passport is red.

Refugee travel document

If you came to Norway as an asylum seeker or resettlement refugee and have been granted protection (asylum), you can be issued a refugee travel document.

The travel document is green.

Immigrant’s passport

If you hold a residence permit in Norway and it is not possible for you to obtain a passport from your home country, you can apply for an ordinary Norwegian immigrant's passport.

The immigrant's passport is normally valid for several years.

You can use it as an ordinary passport to travel into and out of Norway, but you cannot use it to visit your home country.

The immigrant's passport is blue.

Immigrant’s passport for a single journey

If you hold a residence permit in Norway and you suddenly have to go on an important trip abroad, you can apply for a Norwegian immigrant's passport for a single journey.

It cannot be possible for you to obtain a passport from your home country in time for your journey. 

The immigrant's passport for a single journey is blue, and the passport will state that it can only be used for a single journey. 

 

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