Information on contract, contractor and employees

All assignments given to a foreign contractor on land or on the continental shelf must be reported in the Assignment and employee register.

It’s the client’s duty to report the assignment. The foreign contractor is obliged to report the employees that work on the assignment.

Log in and complete and submit the form

Assignment and employee register


The client must inform the Norwegian Tax Administration about all assignments and sub-assignments given to a company that’s domiciled abroad, or to a person who is resident abroad, when the value of the assignment exceeds NOK 20,000.

Assignments from private individuals, cabotage assignments and assignments carried out on Svalbard are excepted from this rule.


The contractor must provide information about all employees who work on assignments in Norway or on the continental shelf. The Tax Administration will issue D numbers and tax deduction cards according to the information given in form RF-1198.

Obligation to provide information

Foreign employers have a duty to provide information in the a-melding.

Submit the a-melding without a payroll system

All foreign contractors who are submitting the a-melding without a payroll system can use a new solution for direct registration in the a-melding. 

The new solution will replace the current system (A01) in Altinn.

Read more about employers’ duties in foreign limited companies and foreign self-employed persons.

Access to the portal

You must log in with an electronic ID.

You must have reading access to form RF-1199/RF-1198 in Altinn for the organisation number registered on the assignment in order to view reported information in the register. If you’re going to report information, you must have writing access. The accesses are assigned in Altinn.

The portal provides a simple overview of all reported assignments and employments.

If you do not have a D number/national identity number, but must report in the Assignment and employee register, you can apply for a Norwegian D number by using form RF-1506. The form must be signed by both parties, i.e. the reporting entity and the person in the company who is responsible for reporting – called the role holder in Altinn.