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How to Marry in Norway

If you're looking for a winter or snow wedding, then look no further, Norway could be your ideal wedding destination. The legalities are not too complicated and there's plenty of snow around for couples searching for a romantic winter ceremony.

Below are the legalities for marrying in Norway, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Norway Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Norway?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
Two witnesses are required are required who must fill in the Q0151B statement form.


How long do I have to be resident in Norway before I can get married?
There are no specific residency requirements, however the paperwork can take up to two weeks to complete.


Getting a marriage licence
Complete the Q0151B statement form from the Directorate of Taxes (skateentaten) website, and the Witness Statement form.
If you are not resident in Norway contact the Office of the National Registrar (Sentralkontor for folkeregistrering), or if you are resident then contact the Personregisteret or County Court Judge or Minister where you wish to marry, to receive a Norwegian Authorisation of Marriage. This can take up to two weeks.
Civil marriage ceremonies in Norway are conducted by a Notary Public. Contact the City Recorder's Office (byfogdembete) or District Court (tingrett) in the area where you intend to get married to set a date.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Full birth certificates.
Certificate of no impediment issued in the last 4 months.
Completed Q0151B statement form.
Documentation showing that you can legally enter and stay in Norway.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown and you must complete a declaration form.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.
All documents must be stamped with an apostille and be translated into either Norwegian or English by an approved translator. You must submit both the original and translated documents.


Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.

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Norway Marriage Registrar's Office

Tax Office
PO 6310
9,293 Tromso


Tel:+47 800 80 000, Mon to Fri 8:00am - 3:30pm