How to Get a Police Certificate – Norway

If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this isn’t the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes.

Name of document(s) to get: Criminal Records Certificate (Politiattest).

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Norway:

If you live in Norway:

You should apply at your local police station.

If you live outside of Norway:

You should send a written request to the police station of the district where you last lived in Norway.

If you are not a citizen of Norway:

If you live in Norway:

You should apply at your local police station.

If you live outside of Norway:

You should send a written request to the police station of the district where you last lived in Norway.

Information and documents you need:

  • A completed application form (GP5168B)
  • Your personal identification card number (personnummer)
  • A copy of your birth certificate
  • A copy of your driver’s license
  • A copy of your passport and other identification papers
  • Applicable fees

Special notes and considerations

Politihuset
Gronnlandsleiret 44
Oslo 1
Norway

For more information, consult the Norwegian police website (available in English and Norwegian).

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