Registering joint custody for shared children
In the case of a breakup, the parents may choose to register a joint custody agreement for their children. If the child is going to move, both parents must sign the notification of move.
Parents with joint parental responsibility can register a joint custody agreement for their children in the National Population Register. Children with a joint custody agreement only have one address registered with the National Population Register. In the National Population Register, the other address will be registered as an additional residential address.
To register joint custody in the National Population Register the parents must sign an agreement. You can find a co-parenting example agreement on Bufdir's pages (in Norwegian only).
Requirements for registering an agreement
- both parents must sign the agreement
- you must attach a copy of valid identification from both parents. Agreements sent online only require an attached identity document from the parent who is not submitting the agreement.
- send the signed agreement to us at:
Postboks 9200 – Grønland
We may also register a judicial decision on joint custody in the National Population Register.
Report a move for the child
When a joint custody agreement is registered in the National Population Register, both parents must sign the notification of a move.
If both parents agree to register a new address for the child in the National Population Register, they must report a move to this address. An agreement between the parents is not considered a valid notification of a move.