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Norway - Obtain a Birth Certificate

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Birth certificates are issued by the Norwegian Tax Administration, which is responsible for the National Population Register.

If you give birth at a hospital or clinic in Norway, the maternity ward of the hospital or clinic notifies the Norwegian Tax Administration, which issues personal identification numbers.

Your baby's personal identification number is sent to you, along with a form required for registering your babys name.

Your babys name must be registered within 6 months, by returning the completed form to the Norwegian Tax Administration.

Once your babys name has been registered, a birth certificate will be issued.

The issued birth certificate proves that your babys name has been approved. The certificate must be presented if your child is to be christened

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Duly accomplished Report of Birth form (in triplicate)
  • Copies of passports of parent/s
  • Copy of the parent's marriage certificate. If parents are not married, then submit an Affidavit of Illegitimacy
  • Report of Birth Fee

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Call the Norwegian directorate of taxes at 800 80 000.
Callers from abroad, please call +47 22 07 70 00.
The telephone lines are open on weekdays, 9.00 am - 3.30 pm

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All births delivered in Norway must be registered


Report of Birth costs NOK 197.50. Postage Fee: NOK 200 for Norway. (Please note that the Postage Fee is per applicant and is inclusive of postage and service fee)


A birth certificate is valid forever

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Processing Time[edit]

Birth certificate is processed within 14 days

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The childs name, sex, time of birth, and place of birth will be recorded on the birth certificate.

If you gave birth at a hospital, the birth will usually be registered automatically.

You are required to present the documents required to the register office in order to have the first birth certificate issued.

If you were born in Norway, but now live abroad, you may apply to obtain a copy of your birth certificate from the Norwegian Directorate of Taxes.

If you were born in Norway, and presently live in Norway, contact your local tax office.

Required Information[edit]

  • Persons name
  • Date of birth
  • Identity number
  • Gender
  • Place of birth
  • Parents information
  • Address

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Need for the Document[edit]

All births in Norway are notified to the Department of Medical Birth Registry (MBRN) at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The Ministry of Health and Care Services requires that notifications are sent electronically. All maternity units register information about the mother, father and children, according to current regulations A child with a Norwegian mother or father acquires Norwegian citizenship by birth. This applies no matter if the child is born in Norway or abroad, and no matter if the parents were married or not.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • date of birth and age
  • Obtaining a passport
  • Obtaining a social security number
  • School registration

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