As a member of the Norwegian National Insurance scheme with the right to extended benefits, you can claim reimbursement for your expenses for infertility treatment outside the EU/EEA.
Note: If you purchase drugs for infertility treatment, you will have to pay a user fee of NOK 18,483 (2021). The medicines must be marketed in Norway or contain the same active ingredient as medicines covered by a marketing authorisation in Norway.
You must be a woman who is married, cohabiting in a marriage-like relationship or single. You will only be considered to be single if you do not live with any other adults.
You, and your partner if you have one, must fulfil the conditions for the treatment of childlessness set out in the Biotechnology Act (in Norwegian). For example, strict conditions apply in order to be granted permission for PGD (Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis). Your claim may therefore be rejected if PGD was used as part of your treatment.
Regardless of whether you receive treatment in Norway or abroad, you will only be eligible for reimbursement of your expenses for a total of three cycles ('attempts') per child. Find out more about involuntary childlessness and what is considered to be one attempt here.
Caroline works at the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. She is married to Bjorn and they have wanted a child for many years. They need treatment from a fertility clinic, and as Caroline is entitled to extended benefits, the couple are eligible to have their expenses reimbursed. Caroline had one unsuccessful cycle of treatment at an outpatient clinic in Norway before the couple moved to the USA, and she can therefore claim reimbursement for her expenses for up to a further two cycles.