Moving within Norway

If you intend to move within Norway, you must send us a change of address notification no later than eight days after you have moved.

If you and your family are moving together, you may report a change of address for your spouse, cohabitant, partner and children under the same notification. In this case, you must all be registered at the same old address and be moving to the same new address.

Processing time

The processing time for this is normally 5 working days. If you're a registered online user, you'll receive an acknowledgement in your Altinn inbox. If you are not an online user, an acknowledgement will be sent by mail to your new address. Allow for two additional days for delivery.

You can see which address is recorded for you in the National Registry at any time by checking "Your contact information" in Altinn. However, if you have a postal address recorded (which is different from your residential address), the postal address will be shown.

Notifying a change of address to the Norwegian postal service Posten

You must notify Posten to ensure that you continue to receive all your post. Remember to put your name on your new post box.

If you are moving out of a home shared with children under 22 and/or your spouse, you must do as follows:

  • Notifying a change of address in Altinn
  • Create a contact form in Altinn, in which you enter the AR number you will receive after sending in the change of address notice.
  • You need to state how many times a year you think you will visit the home you formerly shared with your spouse and/or children.
  • You need to scan a deed, purchase contract or lease that documents permanent residence at a new address. You need to attach this to the contact form in Altinn.
  • Submit the contact form with attachment(s).

If one or more children are moving with you, you need the signature of the other parent of the children who are moving away. See information about notifying change of address for children under 18. It's easier if the other parent sends an electronic change of address notice just for the children, and then you include them in your change of address notice. We will accept this as the signature of the other parent.

For children under 18, the person(s) with parental responsibility and who the children live with permanently must sign the change of address form.

Who should sign and when?

If at the time you are moving...

  • both parents are registered as living with the child and have joint parental responsibility and one moves out of the joint home with the child, both parents must sign the change of address form.
  • the child is registered as living with both parents, but only one has parental responsibility, it is sufficient for just the parent with parental responsibility to sign the change of address form.
  • the child is registered as living with one of the parents who have joint parental responsibility, it is sufficient for this parent to sign the change of address form.
  • the child is registered as living with one of the parents who have joint parental responsibility, but there is an agreement concerning shared residence, both parents must sign the change of address form.
  • the child is registered as living with a parent without parental responsibility, the parent who has parental responsibility must sign the change of address form.

If you move to a country outside the Nordic region, the parent who has sole parental responsibility is free to move abroad with the child. If on the other hand the parental responsibility is shared, the other parent must consent to the emigration by signing the change of address form.

Notifying change of address for your children

It's easier if one parent sends an electronic change of address notice just for the children, and then the other includes them in his or her change of address notice. We will accept this as the signature of the second parent.

Notification of moving to a foreign country cannot be delivered electronically; you must download, print and send in form RF-1400.

As a student, you can decide whether you wish to continue being registered at your home address or be registered at your new address where you will be studying. Remember that your registered address will determine the municipality in which you will be able to vote.

NB: If you wish to keep your home address as your recorded National Registry address, you must have an affiliation to that address through your parents or a spouse/child.

If you are self-employed and your business address and home address are the same, you need to notify the new address to both the National Registry and the Brønnøysund Register Centre. You will find more information about changing a business address here.

Planlegger du å bo på Svalbard i mer enn 6 måneder må du melde flytting til Befolkningsregisteret for Svalbard.

If you need to notify a change of address for a person under your guardianship, you have to complete the change of address form on paper, sign and send it to the tax office.

If you're moving to a nursing home or another institution in the health sector, you only have to report the move if you no longer have any connections to your previous home or another residence. If your spouse still lives in your home, or if it's still at your disposal, you should be registered as living at this address.

If a tenant doesn't report a change of address themselves, you can contact us. 

You are obliged to notify the National Registry if you move. Your address in the National Registry is your official address and is important for your rights and obligations in society. For example, it determines the municipality in which you can vote. You can only have one National-Registry-recorded address, but you can add a postal address if you want mail from public sector organisations to be sent there instead.

If you need to use public services, it is important that you are registered as being resident in the municipality concerned.

The National Registry provides a basis for population statistics. These statistics are important for the planning of nurseries, schools, housing developments, public transport, nursing home places and other public services.

You can also send us a change of address notification on paper, but then you have to enclose a copy of valid identification. Valid identification is an ID card showing your date of birth, name, signature and a photograph. However, you should not send us a copy of your bank card, because it contains sensitive information.

Download, complete and post to us:

Reporting a move within Norway RF-1400B (PDF) (in Norwegian)

Send the form to any tax office.

Hvis du har sendt inn flyttemelding til Folkeregisteret og fått beskjed om at du må legge til informasjon i saken, kan du logge inn for å gjøre det her:

Du må logge deg inn med MinID, BankID, BankID på mobil, Buypass eller Commfides.

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