The persons intending to get married must each fill out a form “certificate of no impediment to marriage” declaring that they fulfill the conditions for entering into marriage.
Statements by the witnesses
The persons to be married must each have a witness. The witnesses must each fill out a form to declare that they know of no reason why the couple should not get married.
If either of the persons to be married has been married before, they must fill out a declaration of separation form.
If you are divorced according to foreign law, the divorce must be recognized by the County Governor (statsforvalteren). You can download the application form here.
Certificate of no impediment
All completed forms must be sent to your local tax office. The tax administration will then process your case, and if you fulfill the requirements to get married in Norway, they will send you a certificate of no impediment.
Once you have received your certificate of no impediment, you must send it to the wedding official who is going to perform your wedding ceremony. If you include the address of your wedding official on the personal declaration form, the Norwegian Tax Administration will send the certificate directly to them.
The wedding ceremony
You can choose the type of wedding ceremony you prefer, for example a church wedding or a civil wedding ceremony. Norwegian municipalities are responsible for civil wedding ceremonies.
The County Governor has an overview of religious and lifestance-based organisations with the right to marry.
After the marriage ceremony has taken place, the wedding official must send the documents to the Norwegian Tax Administration.
The Tax Administration will send a confirmation to your Altinn inbox. If you are not an electronic user or do not have a national identity number, but you are marrying according to Norwegian law, the National Population Register will send you a marriage certificate by post.
It is possible to draw up marriage agreements in Norway to regulate the ownership of a couple’s assets/property. There are statutory requirements for how a marriage pact is to be established and designed.
You can find more information about marriage abroad and marriage with a foreign citizen on the Norwegian Tax Administration’s website.
Changing your name?
If you wish to change your name, you must fill out the form “change of name”.
Remember, you will need to get a new passport if you change your name.