The Nordic Passport Union Allows citoyens of the Nordic countries – Iceland , Denmark , Norway , Sweden , and Finland – to travel and reside in Reviews another Nordic country (excluding Greenland  and Svalbard ) Without Any travel documentation (eg a passport or national identity card ) or a residence permit. Since 25 March 2001, all five states have also been within the Schengen Area . The Faroe Islands are part of the Nordic Passport Union  but not the Schengen Area, while Greenland and Svalbard are outside both. However, Greenland has a number of other countries, and allows them to do so.  Svalbard allows Nordic citizens to settle, but a result of the Svalbard Treaty , however with the exception of Norwegian citizens, such as a passport, or a national identity card from a European Union or EFTA country) is required to enter Svalbard. Furthermore, as citizens of a Nordic country, those from Svalbard and Greenland are permitted to reside in any other Nordic country.
For Nordic citizens, no identity documentation is legally required to enter or reside in any Nordic country. However, identity documentation is still useful, as may be required for certain services, such as trains, airports, and age checks for alcohol purchase. Usually a valid proof of identity is accepted, such as a driver license. For services at home, like banking, picking up postal packages or dealing with authorities, sometimes only local identity documentation, along with passports and national identity cards, are accepted.
The Nordic Passport Union was established in three stages. In 1952, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland agreed to abolish passports for travel between them and to readmit citizens of other countries. On July 1, 1954, the agreement is extended to allow citizens to reside and work in any of the countries without a residence or work permit. Iceland implemented the agreement on 1 January 1966.   Passport checks for citizens of non-member countries at the borders between member countries and Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland signed on 12 July 1957 and which came into force on May 1, 1958. The treaty was extended to Iceland on September 24, 1965 and to theFaroe Islands on 1 January 1966. Greenland and Svalbard remain outside the passport union.
Nordic countries and Schengen
In December 1996 the two non-EU member states Norway and Iceland signed an agreement with the signatories of the Schengen Agreement to become part of the Schengen Area . While this agreement has not come into force, both countries have become part of the Schengen Area after concluding similar agreements with the EU. The Schengen Convention itself was not open for signature by non-EU member states. 
From 25 March 2001, the Schengen acquired applied to the area of the Nordic Passport Union with the exception of the Faroe Islands . Border checkpointshave been withdrawn within the Schengen Area, which has been abolished previously by the Nordic Passport Union. In the case of the Faroe Islands, which are not part of the Schengen Area but remain part of the Nordic Area, the strict Schengen rules apply to travelers from the Faroe Islands to the Schengen Area, including the Nordic countries, but the Nordic rules allowing Schengen countries, but not necessarily for the other countries. HOWEVER, citoyens of the Nordic Passport Union countries enjoy extra rights dans le Nordic area, not available under Schengen, Such As less paperwork if moving to a different Nordic country, and Fewer requirements for naturalization or citizenship. Within the Nordic area, any Nordic identity documentation (eg a driving license ) is valid as a proof of identity for Nordic citizens because of the Nordic Passport Union, while a national identity card or a passport may be required in other Schengen countries. Most Scandinavian people do not own Any Schengen country approved ID card, So They need a passport When visiting MOST Schengen countries outside the Nordic area,  ALTHOUGH Some Schengen countries allow ACS citoyens to enter without a national identity card or passport, Such As Germany.
Before 2001, full customs checks were required for Nordic countries. There was no land border with Denmark before July 2000 when the Öresund Bridge was opened, which had relaxed customs check from the start. Nordic citizens did not need to be in possession of a passport. [ citation needed ] Other citizens needed a passport. As a part of the customs check, at least when arriving from Denmark and non-Nordic countries, they were asked about where they had been. For Sweden, Norway and Finland, there are a lot of things like that, and there are many more. [ quote needed ] For more information on Nordic citizenship with a Scandinavian language, see also: It happened that Nordic citizens without a passport were not allowed to have a complete identity. Passengers traveling by public transport, such as train or air, were usually not interviewed by customs control. [ quote needed ]
From March 2001, the Schengen rules have given more relaxed customs checks in Denmark, including no passport checks at airports, since intra-Schengen travelers are separated from the Schengen area. Still laws give Police and guards the right to demand an identity document helpful airports  qui is usually not enforced inside Nordic countries, at least not before 2015.
Abolition of passport for Nordic citizens
The protocol concerning the abolition of passports for Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway  was signed on July 14, 1952, in Stockholm .
This protocol has been implemented by the individual competing decisions of the four governments. It is necessary for citizens to travel to the United States of America.
The agreement could be revoked in case of war, danger of war, or extraordinary international or national circumstances.
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Readmittance of aliens
The agreement for the readmittance of aliens,  was signed on July 14, 1952, in Stockholm .
The agreement provides that any alien, ie persons not nationals of the Nordic countries, having entered the country in one country or another country. a residence or work permit.
Exemption of passport or residence permit
The protocol concerning the exemption of nationals of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden from the obligation to have a passport or residence permit in a Nordic country other than their own,  was signed on 22 May 1954 in Copenhagen .
The protocol is implemented by individual competing decisions by the governments of each of the countries, and can be revoked in case of war, danger of war, or other extraordinary international or national circumstances.
The protocol provides that citizens of the Nordic country. Citizens of the Nordic countries can reside without residence in any other Nordic country.
Police authorities in the Nordic countries shall make ascertain a person’s identity and citizenship in a Nordic country.
Removal of passport checks at the internal Nordic Border
The agreement between Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden to remove passport control at the internal Nordic borders,  was signed on 12 July 1957 in Copenhagen and came into force on May 1, 1958.
This agreement has been removed from the passport by the Nordic countries. Aliens avec residence permis à la version des États-Unis à l’offre au moins à la version des États-Unis.
Aliens who are denied entry into one of the Nordic countries. The Nordic countries are also obliged to readmit aliens that should have been denied entry to the first point of entry.
Temporary changes to border controls from 2015
In November 2015, Sweden and Norway, the European Migrant Crisis and the European Migrant Crisis . From January 4, 2016, Sweden requires a bus and train performer on the Danish side of the Danish -Sweden border , while still keeping the border controls on the Swedish side (to check that the performers perform the checks).  For this a passport or a Nordic driver’s license is needed.  A national id card from EU countries can be used,  but few Nordic citizens have them.
Recent internal border controls selon That the information-have-been Provided to the European Commission Affecting Nordic borders. 
|Member state||Internal borders concerned||Reason||First day||Last day|
|norway||Ports with ferry connections to Denmark, Germany and Sweden||European migrant crisis||2015-11-26||2017-11-11|
|Sweden||Ferry harbors in the south and west Øresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden||European migrant crisis||2015-11-12||2017-11-11|
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