Civil marriage in Oslo City Hall

In Oslo you can get married in the City Hall. A civil ceremony is a non-religious, legal marriage ceremony. The Norwegian marriage law is gender-neutral.

Get married in Oslo City Hall

To get married in Oslo City Hall, you need to do two things:

  • Book an appointment for your marriage ceremony. You can book as early as one year in advance, or two weeks before at the latest.
  • Apply for a Certificate of no impediment (prøvingsattest). The certificate is valid for 4 months and must be valid on the day of the marriage ceremony.

Apply for a Certificate of no impediment to enter into Marriage (prøvingsattest)

Apply for a Certificate of no impediment at the Tax Administration.

The processing time can take about 5-6 weeks. Make sure you apply well ahead of time.

The certificate should be delivered at least one month before your booked date. If you have not delivered the certificate one week before your booked date, it will be cancelled. The certificate can be uploaded at My page at Oslo kommune through the receipt of your booking. It can also be sent by mail to Oslo City Hall.

Address

Rådhusets forvaltningstjeneste
c/o Vielseskontoret
Rådhuset
0037 Oslo

Book time for the wedding ceremony

Use link below to book available dates. The application is only available in norwegian.

Booking (log in)

Booking by email

Send an email to vielser@rft.oslo.kommune.no with the following information:

  • First and last names
  • Email addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • Wanted dates for the marriage ceremony, 3 options
  • Language of the ceremony, Norwegian or English
  • Are you planning any cultural elements (song or poem)?

Prices

If you or your partner have a registered address in Oslo or you both live abroad

  • Wednesday and Friday: free
  • Saturday: NOK 1896

For those of you who have a registered address in other Norwegian municipalities than Oslo

  • Wednesday and Friday: NOK 1005
  • Saturday: NOK 1896

You will receive payment information after you submit the certificate of no impediment.

The wedding day

The marriage ceremony is held in the Munch room on the second floor of Oslo City Hall. The City Hall ensures that the room is decorated.

The marriage ceremony lasts for 10-15 minutes and is based on the civil marriage form. You can choose whether the ceremony is held in Norwegian or English.

The ceremonies are led by the mayor, deputy mayor or municipal employees appointed by the city council.

You can exchange rings if you wish.

Please note that it is not permitted to bring balloons, drink alcohol, or throw rice/rose petals/confetti inside or outside Oslo City Hall.

You can bring up to 30 guests to the ceremony.

What do you need to do?

  • On the day of your marriage ceremony, you must present valid identification. Passports and Norwegian issued driver's licenses are considered valid IDs. Digital ID cards are not accepted.
  • Two adult witnesses need to be present during the ceremony.
  • If you need translation during the ceremony, you must bring a qualified interpreter.
  • When you submit your certificate of no impediment, it is important that you check it for comments. If there is a comment regarding legal stay in Norway, you need to send us documentation of legal stay at least one week before the marriage ceremony.

If these conditions are not met, the marriage ceremony will be postponed or cancelled.

Marriage certificate

You will receive a temporary marriage certificate after the marriage ceremony. You will receive the final marriage certificate in the mail from the Tax Administration.

Gender-neutral marriage

The Norwegian marriage law is gender-neutral. This means that same sex couples can get married in Norway. Previously entered partnerships can be converted into marriage upon application to the National Registry.

Contact us

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