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The informant should fill the form at Annexure G 1 or G 2 when making the application for the Registration of a Death.

Death Certificate of the deceased issued by the competent authority in Norway.

Passport of the deceased or if the deceased is a minor, the Passport of the parents in which the endorsement regarding the minor is made.

If the Registrar decides that the death does not need reporting to the Coroner he will issue a Certificate of Registration of Death (for Social Security purposes)


Required Documents[edit]

  • Death certificate given by the doctor
  • Certificate Application form filled
  • Identification document for the deceased
  • Identification document of the next of kin

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Tax Offices

Phone: 800 80 000; for callers from abroad, please call +47 22 07 70 00.
For English menu, press 9.

Note: Calls placed to 800 80 000 from a landline inside Norway are free. From a mobile and for international calls, your own subscription rates apply.

Norwegian Embassies



All deaths occurring in Norway are eligible for registration


60 euros


A death certificate is valid forever

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Processing Time[edit]

Processing applications typically takes six weeks or more

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Application for the Registration of a Death may be made by any of the following parties.

  • A relative of the deceased who resides in Norway where the death occurred.
  • If there is no such relative any person who was present at the death.
  • The doctor in charge of the hospital or public institute where the death occurred.
  • The chief occupant of the house where the death occurred.
  • The nearest relative of the deceased who was present at the time of the death or in attendance during the last illness of the deceased.
  • If there are no such persons, the persons, who takes action to dispose of the body of the deceased by burial, cremation on by other means

Required Information[edit]

  • deceased's full name
  • place of birth and date of birth
  • date and place of death
  • cause of death
  • attending physician's signature or the coroner's signature


Need for the Document[edit]

Application for Registration of Death may be made after three months but within one year of the death. But the applicant should produce satisfactory evidence as to why the application for Registration of Death was not made within three months.

It is vital when certifying death, to ensure that death has indeed occurred. A death certificate may be issued by a doctor who has provided care during the last illness. The death certificate is given to the next of kin, who is required to deliver it to the Registrar of Births,

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • probating the estate
  • insurance claims
  • Veteran's benefits
  • Social Security
  • retirement benefits

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