Coronavirus - important information from the Tax Administration

Printout from the National Population Register

If you need to confirm the information that's registered about you in the National Population Register, you can ask for a printout from the National Population Register. 

Due to the coronavirus situation, our capacity to issue certificates requiring stamps and signatures will be limited

Please only order the certificate if it is strictly necessary. Unfortunately, we cannot provide an estimated delivery time. The delivery time will be longer than stated for the various certificates.

If you were not born in Norway and need a birth certificate, you can order a printout from the National Population Register. You will also need a printout if you have to prove your marital status (unmarried, married, separated, divorced, widow, widower).

The printout may contain information concerning the following:

  • name
  • gender
  • national identity number
  • marital status (unmarried, married, separated, divorced, widow, widower)
  • citizenship
  • residential address
  • place of birth

You can view your own information in the National Population Register at My page.

Important - when ordering certificates

Generally, processing time is 3 days after the date the request is received. The certificate will be sent to your message box in Altinn.

Certificate to be used abroad or for foreign embassies

If the certificate is to be used abroad, or if you want to give it to a foreign embassy in Norway, the certificate must be in paper format. Tick the box for using the certificate abroad when you order the certificate. The certificate will be sent by post to the address you’re registered with in the National Population Register.

In addition to the processing time, you must allow for postal delivery time.

If you intend to use the certificate abroad, you must send it to the County Governor to apply an apostille or to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get it legalised. You must include information about which country you need to use the certificate in. Certificates that are to be used in Nordic countries do not need apostille or legalisation. Read more about apostille and legalisation.

Printouts are issued with and without a stamp and signature.