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Confirmation of residence for tax purposes for individuals

A confirmation of residence for tax purposes (Certificate of Residence) can either confirm residency according to Norwegian national law or according to a tax treaty with the country in question.

If you’re not sure whether you need the certificate in accordance with Norwegian national law or a tax treaty, please ask the person who told you to get the certificate.

If you've received a form from foreign authorities to be certified by us, it must be completed and sent to us by post at:

Skatteetaten
Postboks 9200 - Grønland
0134 OSLO
Norway

If you've not received such a form, you can order the certificate:

If you cannot log in, you can send a request by:

Skatteetaten
Postboks 9200 - Grønland
0134 OSLO
Norway

The request must include:

  • name and date of birth
  • organisation number if the confirmation should also cover a sole proprietorship
  • the country in which the confirmation will be used
  • the income year/income period that the confirmation should cover
  • contact information - e-mail address and/or telephone
  • what the confirmation will be used for
  • a confirmation that you were resident in Norway throughout all of last year and that you do not have plans to move from Norway this year

Important information when you order a certificate of residence

The certificate will be sent by post to the address you’re registered with in the National Population Register.

  • You cannot receive certificates via e-mail.
  • You cannot collect certificates at the tax office.
  • The order for a certificate of residence takes 4 weeks to process. In addition, your must allow for postal delivery time.
  • If you need an apostille on the certificate, you must contact the County Governor to arrange this. Read more about apostille and legalisation.

You can also apply for a tax residence certificate for a company.