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.

Security Check at Oslo City Hall

All visitors must pass through our security check to enter the City Hall. Queues may occur and some waiting time should be calculated.

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 by logging in to Forms and Applications and opening the form you sent in when you made your booking. It can also be sent by mail to Oslo City Hall.


Rådhusets forvaltningstjeneste
c/o Vielseskontoret
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 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)?

Civil marriage at Villa Heftye

Friday September 8th 2023 we are offering wedding ceremonies in Villa Heftye. Read more and book here.

Valentine’s Day 2024

On Wednesday February 14th 2024 we are celebrating Valentine's Day in Oslo City Hall. You can book an available time for your wedding ceremony between 09:00 - 17:45. Click on the link to make a reservation (log in).

Cancel booking

You can cancel your booking by logging in to "Mine bookinger". Select your booking in Oslo City Hall (Rådhuset) and press "kanseller booking". You can make a new booking once your previous booking is cancelled.


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

  • Wednesday and Friday: free
  • Saturday: NOK 1966

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

  • Wednesday and Friday: NOK 1042
  • Saturday: NOK 1966

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.

It is not permitted to bring balloons, drink alcohol, or throw rice/rose petals/confetti inside or outside Oslo City Hall. Please inform your guests about these restrictions.

You may bring guests, but the total number of people cannot exceed 30.

All visitors and wedding parties must pass through our security check via the main entrance in “Borggården”. The wedding party have priority, but some waiting time should be calculated. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before the ceremony. Large parts of the second floor of the town hall will be closed for photography in July, August and September.

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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