Investment guarantee

This guarantee facilitates Norwegian investment in countries with high political risk. The guarantee may cover either equity or loans.

Who may apply?

The guarantee can be issued to an investor that wants to invest in a subsidiary abroad, or to a lender that provides a loan for the same investment.

What does the guarantee cover?

  • The guarantee applies only to political risk, typically such risks as expropriation, civil unrest, new foreign exchange restrictions.
  • The guarantee is therefore relevant in countries with a high degree of political turmoil and little predictability.
  • GIEK may, after a detailed risk assessment, guarantee up to 90 per cent of the investment or loan.
  • Guarantee coverage may be provided for up to 20 years.


How does the guarantee work?

Investment guarantee for equity

Investment guarantee for loan


How much does it cost?

GIEK charges a premium upon issuing a guarantee.

The premium amount is determined based on:

  • The repayment period
  • Political conditions in the buyer’s country: GIEK assesses the risk of political unrest arising in a foreign buyer’s country.


How to apply?

Please fill in the investment guarantee application form.

Do you want to be prepared before you begin the application process?
We have collected all the questions you will get during the application process:
Investment guarantee.


FAQ about the application forms.