Did you know that two foreigners can get legally married in Norway?

The paperwork might seem a bit daunting, but I can assure you that it’s possible, and I’m here to guide you through the process. 
In order to get legally married in Norway you have to send in the following documentation to the Norwegian Tax Administration:

  • Separate personal declarations from each of you.
  • Statement by the sponsor. This must be completed by two sponsors (witnesses), one from each side. The sponsor must be 18 years or older and doesn’t have to be present during the ceremony. 
  • If you have been married before, you have to send in a declaration concerning division. 
  • Personal documentation, for example birth certificate or passport. Remember that the document must be original or a copy endorsed with an apostille.
  • Certificate of no impediment. This document can be no more than four months old. 
  • Documentation showing that you are legally resident in Norway. 

The processing time is normally around 5-6 weeks. 

Here you can find more information about how to get legally married in Norway.

You’ll have to send all your papers in the post. In order for you to get everything sorted in time, I would recommend sending in your papers at least 4 months before your wedding ceremony. You never know if something is missing and you need to send in some papers again, so it’s important to have enough time. 

If all conditions are fulfilled you’ll receive a certificate of no impediment to enter into marriage. This document is valid for four months.

This document then needs to be sent to the wedding official before the ceremony. At the ceremony, you’ll must bring your ID such as passport or driver’s licence. 

After the ceremony this documentation is sent back to the Norwegian Tax Administration, and when they have approved it you’ll get your marriage certificate in the post. 

Easy peasy right? 😉 

You also need an officiant to make it legal!

In order to have a valid wedding ceremony in Norway, you need to use an approved marriage officiant. This could for example be an officiant from the Church of Norway, the Norwegian Humanist Association or the city judge. 
I understand that the paperwork might seem like a lot of work, but if you want to get legally married in Norway, it’s possible and worth the paperwork. And remember, I’m here helping you along the way guiding you through the paperwork and finding an officiant for you!

 xx Maria

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