CECILIE: Passkontroll

Passkontroll Passport control
Cecilie er norsk. Hun er trettiåtte år gammel. Hun er gift med Benjamin. Cecilie is Norwegian. She is 38 years old. She is married to Benjamin.
Hun reiser fra Frankrike til Norge sammen med Dina og Alex. Nå snakker de med en mann. Han kontrollerer pass. She travels from France to Norway with Dina and Alex. Now they are talking to a man. He is checking passports.
Mann: Er du norsk? Man: Are you Norwegian?
Cecilie: Ja, jeg er norsk. Cecilie: Yes, I am Norwegian.
M: Har du pass? M: Do you have a passport?
C: Ja, her er det, vær så god! M: Yes, here it is. Here you are.
M: Takk. Du heter Cecilie Hansen Vidal. Hvor kommer du fra nå? M: Thank you. Your name is Cecilie Hansen Vidal. Where do you come from now?
C: Jeg kommer fra Paris. C: I come from Paris.
M: Bor dere i Norge? M: Do you live in Norway?
C: Nei, men vi flytter til Norge nå. C: No, but we are moving to Norway now.
M: Du har en gutt. Har han også norsk pass? M: You have a boy. Does he also have a Norwegian passport?
C: Nei, han har ikke norsk pass. Han har fransk pass, her er det. C: No, he does not have a Norwegian passport. He has a French passport, here it is.
M: OK. Du har også ei jente. Hva heter hun? M: OK. You also have a girl. What’s her name?
C: Hun heter Dina. C: Her name is Dina.
M: Hvor gammel er du, Dina? C: How old are you, Dina?
Dina: Jeg er fjorten år. Dina: I’m fourteen.
M: Har du pass? M: Do you have a passport?
D: Ja, vær så god! D: Yes, there you are!
M: Takk, alt i orden. Ha det bra! M: Thank you, all right. Goodbye!
C: Ha det bra! C: Goodbye!
D: Ha det! D: Bye!

Passport controls can be stressing!

Here, some (not so) fun facts:

Norway, although in Europe, is not a member of the European Union (EU), but it is indeed a part of the Schengen Area.

Even if immigration controls no longer apply within European countries and between Schengen countries, it is strongly recommended that you bring a valid passport or national ID card (if applicable) when travelling in and out of a Schengen country, as you must have the ability to prove your citizenship if required.

A national ID card is only issued in certain countries and shows the nationality of the card holder, but it is not necessarily recognized in Norway. And to complicate things even more, citizens of certain countries travelling to Norway may be subject to special entry and/or visa requirements, for example Americans, Canadians and Australians just to name a few.

To sum up: A valid passport is the only internationally recognized proof of citizenship indipendently of where you are travelling.

So, keep that in mind on your next Nordic journey!

Norwegian passport

Have you notice the double name of Norway on the passport picture above?

Norge is Bokmål, Noreg is Nynorsk.

You read about our two official languages in week one, remember?

But now, some practice with today’s Flashcards:

Flashcards Norwegian - English

Flashcards English - Norwegian

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Norwegian for Beginners 1

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)