Disclosure of information to private individuals

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Private individuals can request information from the National Registry concerning named identifiable people.

The following information which is registered about a person in the National Registry can be disclosed to private individuals:

  • Full name (including history)
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Basis for registered identity
  • Address (not confidential or classified addresses under the Document Protection Instructions), including history
  • Place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Marital status (all types)
  • Guardian
  • Confirmed future power of attorney
  • Date of death
  • Registration status (resident, emigrated, deceased, ceased and inactive D number)

Norwegian national ID numbers and D numbers have an ‘intermediate status’, in that they can be disclosed when there is a justifiable need. ‘Justifiable need’ means that the information is required in order to safeguard statutory rights/obligations.

Confidential information

Some of the information in the National Registry is subject to a statutory confidentiality obligation. This information cannot be disclosed to private individuals. Examples of information subject to the confidentiality obligation are: parental responsibility and name of spouse.  

To the National Registry Act and Regulation

Application for information

Apply via our contact form where you believe the person you want information on resides. You can obtain up to three or four items of information per week free of charge.

If you have a long list of information which you wish to obtain, you must pay a fee for it.

If your enquiry concerns more than four people, you should send it to:

Skatt nord, Hammerfest
Postboks 6310

9293 Tromsø.

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