Provisional Emigration Law of Norway - Provisorist Anordning 1867

First Page - Provisional Immigration Law of Norway - 1867

First Page - Provisional Immigration Law of Norway - 1867. 1867-04-06 Provisorist Anordning angaaenbe Control med Befordring af Uddandrere til frennede Berdensdele. GG Archives Immigration Collection. GGA Image ID # 14fefa0e42

A provisional order of 6 April 1867, and a corresponding law of 22 May 1869, stipulated, among other things, that those who recruited and transported emigrants should draw up a written contract with each individual.

This is probably the most important document in the Norwegian emigration history. This is an original print of the temporary emigration passenger act passed in March 1867.

The final act was passed May 22, 1869, and was almost identical to the temporary act of 1867. If it had not been for this act, there would have been no emigration protocols, also called police lists. According to this act the police were to monitor the activities of the emigration agents, and keep records of all emigrants.

Page 2: Content of the Decree -- the Provisional Emigration Law of Norway - 1867, Sections 1-3.

Page 2: Content of the Decree -- the Provisional Emigration Law of Norway - 1867, Sections 1-3. GG Archives Immigration Collection. GGA Image ID # 14ff55b343

Page 3: Content of the Decree -- the Provisional Emigration Law of Norway - 1867, Sections 4-8.

Page 3: Content of the Decree -- the Provisional Emigration Law of Norway - 1867, Sections 4-8. GG Archives Immigration Collection. GGA Image ID # 14ff726849

Page 4: Content of the Decree -- the Provisional Emigration Law of Norway - 1867, Sections 9-10

Page 4: Content of the Decree -- the Provisional Emigration Law of Norway - 1867, Sections 9-10 and Seal of King Karl V of Norway and Sweden. GG Archives Immigration Collection. GGA Image ID # 14ff856c11

Document Information

  • Date: 6 April 1867
  • Document Control Number: 58 | 1867; Issue No. 3 / 1867
  • Details: 10 Sections Passed Into Law Under Seal of King Carl V of Norway and Sweden (Imprinted).
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