Residence certificate

A residence certificate contains information about a person's residential address and how long the person concerned has been resident there.

Who can obtain a residence certificate?

Residence certificates are only issued at the request of:

  • The person that the certificate concerns
  • The spouse/registered partner
  • An immediate relative (must be able to document that he or she has a justifiable need for the certificate)
  • Public authority
  • Guardian or assistant guardian

Residence certificates are not issued to people who are registered as emigrated.

How to order a copy of a certificate

  • Send us an e-mail and order.

The certificate will then be sent to your address according to the National Registry. This will normally take three days.

Important - when ordering certificates

You need to log in to Altinn to order.

  • If you're ordering certificates on behalf of others (for instance, your children), you can use the field "Enquiry or Comments" to state the purpose of the certificate and whom the certificate is meant for.
  • Here you can also state if you need the certificate in English or in a multilingual version, which means that the certificate has text in Norwegian, English, German, French and Spanish in the same document. If the certificate exists in other languages.

The certificate will be sent to your address as registered in the National Registry.

  • We do not send certificates by e-mail.
  • We do not issue certificate printouts to you in person at the tax office.

Generally, processing time is 3 days after the date the request is received. In addition, your must allow for postal delivery time.

If the certificate is to be used abroad, you must send it to the County Governor to apply an apostille, and you must state which country the certificate is to be used in. Read more about apostille and legalisation.