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Norway - Register Death

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  1. A death certificate is issued by the hospital where the deceased died. The attending doctor will be the one signing the certificate.
  2. Once issued, the nearest relative of the deceased must ensure that the death certificate is sent to both the district court and the local police (sheriff) in the municipality in which the deceased person lived. The funeral directors also normally helps with the registration process.
  3. The district court will be the one who will notify the National Registry of the death:
    1. Children who die in their mother's womb (stillborn after at least 28 weeks' pregnancy) will be registered in a separate stillborn register in the National Registry. Registration is processed on the basis of a notification sent by the hospital to the Tax Administration. The child will not be allocated a national ID number.
    2. Children who die immediately after birth The Tax Administration will process the registration after receiving the birth notification from the hospital where the baby was delivered. As regards the registration of the death itself, this must be done in the normal way, based on the notification from the district court/local police (sheriff).
    3. When a Norwegian citizen dies abroad When a citizen of Norway dies abroad, the Norwegian foreign service mission in the country in which the person died will be the one sending the death certificate to the Directorate of Taxes. Once the certificate is received the death will then be registered in the National Registry.
      If the deceased was registered as being resident in Norway, the Directorate of Taxes will send the death certificate to the district court where the deceased was last registered as being resident.
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Required Documents[edit]

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1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.

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

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  • nearest relative of the deceased


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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.
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Need for the Document[edit]

A death certificate is a form of medical certificate about deaths. The certificate contains the surname and first names, date of birth, sex of the deceased, date and place of death, registration number and date of issue.

A copy of the original death certificate is often needed to be presented in the following cases:

  • claiming life insurance benefits;
  • claiming pensions
  • settling estates

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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