Approval of public documents for use abroad


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Godkjenning av offentlige dokumenter til bruk i utlandet


For a Norwegian document to be valid in a foreign country, it must have an apostille stamp. For example, you may need this if you are going to marry someone before a foreign authority and one of you is a Norwegian citizen, or if you plan to buy or sell property abroad.

The document must first be signed by a notary public (the county court office or the district court). An apostille stamp legalises the document and confirms that the signature of the notary public is genuine.

Service price

Apostille certificates are free of charge. However, you must pay for any costs related to obtaining or copying your documents.

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Guidance - how to obtain this service

Contact the embassy of the country to which you will be submitting your documents and find out which documents require an apostille. You do not need an apostille for documents you will be using in Scandinavia—only a stamp from the notary public.
You can obtain an apostille certificate from the county governor by presenting sufficient documentation (with original signatures).


Ansvarlig enhet

Telefon:78 45 27 00
Postadresse:Postboks 43 9593 BREIVIKBOTN
Åpningstid:08.00 - 15.30


Updated:2018-08-17 10:42
Gyldig fra2018-08-01
Gyldig til2020-12-31