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Norway - Obtain a Police Clearance Certificate

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  • Apply for a Criminal Records Certificate (Politiattest) at your local police station if you live in Norway.
  • Write to the police station of the district where you last lived in Norway if you live in outside Norway.
  • Fill up the appropriate application form, it will depend on your purpose of obtaining the certificate. Do not forget to affix your signature after completing the form. If you are under 18 years old, your parents must also sign your application.

How to submit your application

  • For those living in northern Norway, Svalbard, in Norway, Mre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane or abroad, submit your application to:
PO Box 113
9951 Vardo
Phone: 78 98 93 60 (between 10:00am and 02:00pm)
At the top of the application form set "Chief of Police in stfinnmark police" as the beneficiary of the application.

  • If you live in Hordaland, Rogaland, Southern Norway or Eastern Norway, mail or submit your application to the police district where you are registered. Local police districts

  • If you live in Vestfold , submit your application at the police center in Stokke. You can also send it electronically through email address ffe.vestfold @

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Required Documents[edit]

  • A completed application form (GP5168B)
  • Your personal identification card number (personnummer)
  • A copy of your birth certificate
  • A copy of your drivers licence
  • A copy of your passport and other identification papers
  • Confirmation:
    • Work: Signed confirmation from the employer.
    • Study: Signed confirmation from the school, printed NUCAS or copy of student ID.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Politihuset Gronnlandsleiret 44 Oslo 1 Norway

Local Police Stations

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Documents to Use[edit]

Application for police (NYN)
Application for police (BM)
An application for a police certificate - for NGO's
Application for Criminal Record Certificate

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  • You need to provide a police certificate when applying for permanent residence.
  • You should apply for a Criminal Records Certificate (Politiattest) at your local police station.
  • If you currently live outside Norway, you should write to the police station of the district where you last lived in Norway

Required Information[edit]

  • Your full name, address and social security number.
  • Your date and place of birth
  • Your current residential addresses
  • Date and year of immigration to Norway if applicable.
  • The purpose of the request:
    • Work
    • Study
    • Requirement in securing a permit.

Need for the Document[edit]

A police certificate is an official document issued by police or government agency of a country to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. Criminal records may include arrest, conviction, and possibly criminal proceedings.

Police Certificates are printed for purposes mentioned under Norwegian Law, and can only be issued for a specific purpose, not in general terms.

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External Links[edit]

  • Norwegian Police:


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