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You are welcome to attend 2 events before paying the membership dues. Questions? Contact our Membership Coordinator

Charity Acknowledgements

The AWCO is pleased to be acknowledged as a Platinum and Gold Donor for The FAWCO Foundation Target Projects:

Wells for Clean Water: Cambodia.

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Living in Norway  

Whether you are planning a move to Norway, just arrived, or have lived here for years, we hope you will find something in these pages to help make your life easier and enable you to more fully enjoy the rich and varied experiences of living in Norway and Oslo, specifically.

These pages are intended to serve as a reference. We have tried to include answers to common questions and provide valuable resources. One thing you can count on is change, change, change! Everything from legal regulations, policies and practices, to website and e-mail addresses to phone and fax numbers. While every effort is made to keep these pages up to date, we still recommend that you call or e-mail ahead to ensure the information is still accurate. Let us know if you come across inaccurate information and we will update it immediately.

While living in Oslo can be exciting, intimidating, and even scary, Oslo has much to offer. We hope you will find your own special niche here and come to enjoy the uniqueness of Oslo -- maybe even someday call it "home."

The American Women's Club of Oslo assumes no liability for inaccurate information nor do we necessarily endorse any individual or business named in these pages.

Everyday Life

Banking: How to Use a Giro
Conversion Tables  (includes conversions for cooking, driving, clothing, length/area/weight, and currency)

Conversion Tables (from American Women's Club Malmö. website)
Consumer Rights
Driving in Norway
Public Transportation in Oslo
Health Care in Norway
Cooking and Grocery Shopping in Norway
Alcohol in Norway
Norwegian Food
Out and About  (from VisitOslo.com)
Restaurants in Oslo (from VisitOslo.com)
Shopping in Oslo (from VisitOslo.com)
"Harry tur" to Sweden
Bringing Things over from the U.S.
Gifts from Abroad

Fitting In

Norwegian flag history and rules
Holidays: Norwegian and American
Norwegian Language Instruction
Social Norms


International Schools and Day Care
Au Pairs
Things to Do in Oslo for Children

Norwegian Government

Elections in Norway
Citizenship Issues (Norwegian, American, and children)
Permanent Residence in Norway

U.S. Government

US Citizen Income Tax and Financial Regulations
STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (for U.S. citizens traveling to or living in another country)
Absentee Voting for U.S. Citizens Abroad (State Department overview)
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) for Citizens Living Outside the U.S. (fvap.gov)
Vote from Abroad
Vote411.org Overseas Voter Information (by the League of Women Voters)
Smart Voter Election Information (by the League of Women Voters)
Overseas Voting (by the American Embassy in Oslo)
Overseas Voters Service (by FAWCO)
Democrats Abroad Norway
Republicans Abroad Norway

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American Women’s Club of Oslo

Fritzners gate 15

0264 Oslo, Norway

+47 400 42 917



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