Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at Sons of Norway!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

UPDATE: New developments in the upcoming changes to Norwegian passport applications

Last month I posted about the upcoming changes to Norwegian passport applications in the U.S. Initially December 1st had been set as the date that it would no longer be possible to apply for a new passport through Honorary Consulates, including the one in Minneapolis.

Then, last night, I was informed that the date has changed. At least with regard to the Minneapolis Honorary Consulate. For those in the Midwest, the Honorary Consulate will still accept passport renewal applications until sometime in April 2010. I haven't been given an exact date, but this does buy Norwegian nationals at least another four months to start the process (though I strongly suggest that if
you have a passport that expires in the next couple of years start the process ASAP). Once I have a firm date in April I'll pass it along.

Also, has anyone heard if the other Honorary Consulates have been allowed the same extension? Leave a comment if you know.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

24 days til Christmas!

Greetings everyone! I hope you all survived the Thanksgiving holiday and family celebrations unscathed! With November out of the way, I'm willing to bet that lots of you have started putting up your Christmas decorations (shame on those of you who started before Thanksgiving!) at home. Well in celebration of the season, I want to point you to the My Little Norway blog. They have a great post about Christmas in Norway, which I think everyone ought to read!