Treaty Series No. 832

Treaty Between the United States of America and Norway, Signed at Oslo, November 1, 1930 8

The President of the United States of America and His Majesty the King of Norway being desirous of regulating the liability for military service and other acts of allegiance for persons who are [Page 714] nationals of both countries, have decided to conclude a Treaty for that purpose, and have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries:

The President of the United States of America, Laurits S. Swenson, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to Norway;

His Majesty the King of Norway, Johan Ludwig Mowinckel, His Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs;

Who, having communicated their full powers found in good and due form, have agreed as follows:

Article I

A person born in the territory of one party of parents who are nationals of the other party, and having the nationality of both parties under their laws, shall not, if he has his habitual residence, that is, the place of his general abode, in the territory of the state of his birth, be held liable for military service or any other act of allegiance during a temporary stay in the territory of the other party.

Provided, that, if such stay is protracted beyond the period of two years, it shall be presumed to be permanent, in the absence of sufficient evidence showing that return to the territory of the other party will take place within a short time.

Article II

The present Treaty shall be duly ratified by the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by His Majesty the King of Norway, and shall enter into effect after the exchange of ratifications at Washington.

It shall thereafter remain in force for a period of ten years. If neither party shall have given the other 6 months’ previous notice of its intention then to terminate the same, it shall further remain in force until the end of 12 months after either of the contracting parties shall have given notice to the other of such intention.

In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Treaty in duplicate in the English and Norwegian languages and have thereunto affixed their seals.

Laurits S. Swenson

Joh Ludw Mowinckel

  1. In English and Norwegian; Norwegian text not printed. Ratification advised by the Senate, December 20, 1930; ratified by the President, December 31, 1930; ratified by Norway, December 19, 1930; ratifications exchanged at Washington, February 11, 1931; proclaimed by the President, February 12, 1931.