Apply for a certificate of no impediment to marriage/marriage license
You must complete a personal declaration and apply for a certificate or license before you get married. The certificate or license will be valid for 4 months after the date of issue.
It’s called a certificate of no impediment to marriage if you’re getting married in accordance with Norwegian law (including marriages held at a Norwegian embassy or a Norwegian Church Abroad (sjømannskirken)).
It’s called a marriage licence if you get married in accordance with foreign law. If you only have a D number, you cannot be issued a marriage licence.
Important information before sending an application
- If you’re applying for a certificate of no impediment to marriage, the bridal couple and the sponsors must be able to log in using BankID or similar.
- If you’re applying for a marriage licence, you and your sponsor must be able to log in using BankID or similar.
- Before you start completing the form, you should have the relevant national identity numbers at hand – your own, and in most cases, your future spouse and sponsor.
- If you’re asked to upload any attachments, the attachments must be in PDF format.
If you wish to send a paper application instead, you must fill in the forms below and submit them collectively to us at:
Postboks 9200 Grønland
- Personal declaration
- Statement by the sponsor – must be completed by one sponsor (“forlover”)
Have you been married before?
- If it has been less than 2 years since your divorce was granted, you can use part 1 of the “Erklæring om skifte” (Declaration of division – in Norwegian only). If your last joint address was not in Norway, you can apply for an exemption from the division from the County Governor.
- If it has been more than 2 years since your divorce, you can use part 3 of the declaration of division.
In the case of people who are divorced according to foreign law, the divorce must be authorised by the County Governor. The requirement for authorisation does not apply if the divorce was carried out in another Nordic country, as long as both spouses were resident and had citizenships in a Nordic country at the time of the divorce.
Marriages according to foreign law
If you get married in accordance with foreign law, and if the person you’re marrying has not been resident in Norway, you must attach information about this person’s full name, date of birth, place of birth and citizenship.
Download the form for information regarding your future spouse
When you have applied
If the application for a certificate of no impediment to marriage is approved, the certificate will be sent to one of you via Altinn.
If the application for a marriage licence is approved, you’ll receive a confirmation via Altinn. We’ll also send the certificate or licence to the County Governor or the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) for it to be endorsed with an apostille or legalisation. The actual certificate or licence will be sent to you by post after apostille or legalisation.
You must send the certificate or licence to the person who is marrying you.
The certificate/licence will be valid for 4 months after the date of issue.
If you’re not Altinn users, the documents will be sent to you by post.
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