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Travel advance

The processing of advances is resource-intensive. Therefore, advances are only provided under exceptional circumstances.

How you avoid the need of a travel advance

  1. Book your trip through UiO's travel agency.
  2. Pay your trip and your expenses during the trip with your UiO credit card and make use of the agreement of postponed payment.
  3. Submit your travel expenses claim immediately upon your return. Your travel expenses will normally be refunded before your credit card payment comes due.

General conditions

  • Advances are only provided to persons who are formally employed at UiO.
  • The minimum amount for an advance is NOK 3 000.
  • A new advance will not be allocated until a previous advance has been settled.

Travel that qualifies for an advance

  • Trips where a conference fee, hotel or other expenses have been paid by the employee in advance. Note: Such advances cannot be settled until the trip has been completed.
  • Trips to destinations where credit cards cannot be used.



  • Travel advances for research stays can be disbursed up to 90 % of the allocated amount.
  • Travel advances are disbursed at the earliest 1 month prior to departure.
  • Advances are paid in the first and third week of every month, except in July, when payment is only made in the first week. For specific dates, see the Payroll Office's schedule for salary and travel reimbursements.
  • No checks are made out for travel advances.


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Published Apr. 28, 2015 3:06 PM - Last modified Oct. 17, 2016 11:46 AM