Confirmation of name change

You do not need to order this – it will be sent out automatically after you have changed your name. If you need a copy, you can order one here.

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.