Children born abroad

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Are you Norwegian parents who have had children abroad? In order for the child to be registered as being resident in Norway, you must report to a tax office together with the child when you return to Norway.

You must bring the following

The child's passport

  • A Norwegian passport should be arranged via a Norwegian foreign service mission before you move/return to Norway. 
  • If the child comes to Norway without a passport and was born in and moves to Norway from another Nordic country, instead of a passport you may bring a birth register extract/birth certificate and a photograph of the child similar to a passport photograph.
  • If the child is born in, and moves to Norway from a country within the Schengen area but outside the Nordic countries, considering the requirements to possess an identity document in these countries, you will normally have arranged for a passport for your child via a Norwegian foreign service mission before you move/return to Norway. If the child despite this has arrived Norway without a passport, you may instead of a passport bring a birth register extract/birth certificate and a photograph of the child similar to a passport photograph. 

Completed change of address form for the child
You must report that the child, and the parents if they are not registered as Norwegian residents, is moving to Norway.

A child is a Norwegian citizen by birth if one of the parents is a Norwegian citizen at the time of the birth.

Continuing to live abroad?

If your family intends to live abroad, the child may be assigned a national ID number when the application for a Norwegian passport is received. You can obtain this by contacting a Norwegian foreign service mission in the country in which you are staying. Remember to take the child's birth certificate.

If the child was born in:

  • Western Europe
  • Estonia
  • Croatia
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Czhech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • USA
  • Canada 
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Republic Congo (RC)

Then the birth certificate must either be the original or a certified copy from a Norwegian foreign service mission in the country in which the child was born. You must ask the foreign service mission to tell you whether an apostille or legalisation will be necessary.

In addition to a birth certificate, a DNA test will normally be required if the child was born in:

  • Afghanistan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Iraq
  • Ivory Coast
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Serbia
  • Kosovo
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Yemen

If the child was born in a country other than those mentioned above, the birth certificate must be endorsed with an apostille or have been legalised by the foreign ministry of the issuing country.

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