You can apply for the European Health Insurance Card in the following ways:
The card will be sent to your address registered with the National Population Register.
It normally takes up to 10 working days from the date you have applied for the European Health Insurance Card from Helfo until it is delivered to your mailbox.
On behalf of others
If you log in to Helsenorge, you can apply for children under the age of 18 for whom you have parental responsibility. Keep in mind that when applying for children, you must use the same application form that applies to you. If you have applied for children for whom you have parental responsibility, the card will be sent to the child's address registered in the National Population Register.
Children over the age of 18, a spouse or cohabitant, must apply themselves. If parents/guardians are to apply for the European Health Insurance Card for children over the age of 18, they must have a power of attorney to do so.
Foster parents can apply for the European Health Insurance Card for foster children who are registered in the National Population Register on the same address as themselves. Applying must be done by calling Guidance Helsenorge on +47 23 32 70 00.
If you wish to apply for someone who is not able to use the self-service system, such as elderly parents, please call Guidance Helsenorge on +47 23 32 70 00. The person in question must either be present during the call to confirm his or her identity, or you must have a power of attorney.
Click here to read more about power of attorney and find the power of attorney form (only in Norwegian).
Family members without a Norwegian national ID number
Do you have certificate S1 that also covers your spouse or children, and they need a European Health Insurance Card from Norway?
In certain cases, you have to call Guidance Helsenorge on +47 23 32 70 00 for help to apply for the European Health Insurance Card for your child/spouse. It is not possible to apply for the European Health Insurance Card via Helsenorge for
- children/spouses who do not have a Norwegian ID number (national identity number or D-number)
- children/spouses who are covered by your S1 certificate, or have their own S1 certificate
Employees not listed in the State Register of Employers and Employees (Aa-register)
A small number of employers and contractors are exempt from the obligation to report to the State Register of Employers and Employees. If this applies to your employer, Helfo will not have access to the necessary information about your employment.
You can apply for the European Health Insurance Card by completing and submitting this form:
Send the form to Helfo, P.O. Box 2415, N-3104 Tønsberg, Norway.