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Approval of public documents for use abroad

For a Norwegian document to be valid in a foreign country, you must first have it signed by a notary public (the county court office or the district court). You must then get an apostille stamp, which legalises the document and confirms that the signature of the notary public is genuine.

Description

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.

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Charges/Cost of the service

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

Brochures, documents, maps, etc.

Cooperating authorities


Guidelines – applying for, or receiving the 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).

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Administrative procedure


Time taken to consider the application


Possibilities to appeal; procedure


Tjenesten oppdatert: 13.02.2018 13:43