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Strictly tightens the requirements for obtaining an emergency passport

Strictly tightens the requirements for obtaining an emergency passport

A new regulation coming into effect soon will shatter the Norwegian holiday dream.

The POD is currently working hard to clarify the criteria for issuing an emergency passport.

– Criteria for obtaining an emergency passport will be tightened. Directorate

Norum tells TV2 that POD is now working to clarify the criteria in the terms, which may take a few days to a week.

– It’s a stressful situation and full range of work, Noram agrees.

Life and health

– Asbjørn Svellingen, police superintendent and division chief in the western police district, confirms that the list is now being signaled that life, health and special interests are now being emphasized.

This is bad news for many Norwegians who have not left the country for a year or two due to the epidemic. As a result, many do not renew their passports.

This was coupled with problems in preparing the passport.

Swellingen, who works at Bergen Airport, explains that the police need to tighten the requirements for issuing emergency passports. Demand for this specialty has grown significantly as a result of recent corporate scandals.

Standing in a long passport queue: Many people do not need a passport for more than two years. As a result, 300,000 to 400,000 Norwegians are currently without a valid passport. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / Scanpix

Effective in a week

– A new regulation is being prepared and it is planned to come into force soon, Swellingen confirms in the Western Police District.

His office now receives thirty calls a day, which go to emergency calls. Some life, health or special welfare concerns.

On Monday afternoon, the police website said nothing about the tightness coming.

No information was immediately available emphasizing that life, health and special welfare concepts are now used as a basis.

On the other hand, it says:

“To apply for an emergency passport you must report it to the police. To search for your passport and ID office issuing emergency passports, enter the postal code or location in the search field below, where you will find additional information about the opening hours and attendance of your office.

Passport queue: There are long queues at the Oslo passport office ahead of the summer holidays.  Photo: Ingvild Gjerdsjø / TV 2

Passport queue: There are long queues at the Oslo passport office ahead of the summer holidays. Photo: Ingvild Gjerdsjø / TV 2

Service work

– This is a service task that requires a great deal of our ability, and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to assist someone with an emergency passport this week before the terms go into effect.

Many have not needed a passport for two years. As a result, 300,000 to 400,000 Norwegians are currently without a valid passport.

In March, Bjørn Eirik Vandvik, director of the POD’s police department, told TV 2 that people in the queue were sitting in unusually long queues.

Now that many of us are approaching vacation time, and many more are now approaching departure the pulse is increasing.

TV2 has contacted the Norwegian Directorate of Police to get answers to a number of questions regarding tightness, but so far has not been allowed to speak with anyone in charge.

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Fearless holiday dream

Jarle Arildsen from Bergen is one of the future travelers. The family of seven moves to Mallorca.

– Tightness means that one is not allowed to travel and that is 11 years younger, says Arildson.

The family had decided that she needed to get an emergency passport, and her regular passport was waiting in a long queue.

– It looks a bit confusing. Now that you’ve started vacationing with Corona two years later, then these tensions have come and it does not seem too well thought out or well planned, Arildsen believes.

Life and health

Alone at home: Isabelle Hylleseth Madsen (11) is now at risk of staying at home in Bergen, while the other family moves to Mallorca.  Photo: Private

Alone at home: Isabelle Hylleseth Madsen (11) is now at risk of staying at home in Bergen, while the other family moves to Mallorca. Photo: Private

There was a problem picking up a normal passport and the queues were congested.

The pull is strong as the standby time is now suspended.

– Those who go out to travel and wait for their normal passport, try to solve this with the help of emergency passports, Swellingen confirms.

– This means we have seen a sharp increase in the number of inquiries.

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