Confirmation of name change

If you have changed your name, you have received a confirmation of name change. If you need a new confirmation, you can order it here.

View information about yourself

If you want to see the information we have registered about you and children you have parental responsibility for, you can log in to My page.

Please only order certificates that are strictly necessary

For the time being, our capacity to issue certificates requiring stamps and signatures will be limited. We therefore ask you to only order certificates if it’s strictly necessary.

How you receive the confirmation

The confirmation will be sent to your Altinn inbox. If you need the confirmation on paper with a stamp and signature, you can select that option when you order. The printouts on paper will be sent to the address registered for you in the National Population Register. Please note that the processing time can be up to two weeks plus postal delivery time before you receive the certificate. We can answer you in Norwegian or English.

  • National identity number
  • Date for name change
  • Current name
  • Name before the name change

The printout will only show name changes that are digitally available in the National Population Register. The National Population Register has been fully digitalised since 1 January 1995. Records that predate this time may be incomplete.

You can order a confirmation of name change for:

  • Yourself
  • Your children who are under 18 (if you have parental responsibility)
  • Anyone for whom you’ve been appointed guardian
  • A client for whom you’re acting as counsel (as a lawyer)

You must select the option indicating that you want to use the confirmation abroad when you order the confirmation. You will then get the confirmation on paper with a stamp and signature.

You must send it to the district court for notarial confirmation before you send it to the County Governor for an apostille or to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get it legalised. You must include information about which country you are going to use the confirmation in. Certificates and confirmations that will be used in Nordic countries do not need apostille or legalisation. Read more about apostilles and legalisation.