Oslo City Hall

Civil wedding in Oslo City Hall

Wedding restrictions

Due to the coronavirus situation, Oslo Municipality decided 9 November to further increase the restrictions for weddings. The restrictions currently apply until 21 January 2021.

In Oslo you can get married in the City Hall. The Norwegian marriage law is gender-neutral.

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

  • Book time for the wedding ceremony. You can book a date up to one year in advance. 
  • Apply for a certificate of no impediment to enter into Marriage (prøvingsattest). The certificate is valid for 4 months, and has to be valid on the day of the wedding. 

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

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

This process takes about 5 to 6 weeks. Make sure you allow plenty of time for this to be processed before the wedding date.

Send or deliver the certificate of no impediment to the the City Hall at least one week before the date of the wedding.

Addresses

Email: postmottak@rft.oslo.kommune.no.

Post:

Rådhusets forvaltningstjeneste 
Rådhuset 
0037 Oslo

Book time for the wedding ceremony

You can book time for the wedding either online or by sending an email. If you want to get married within 2-3 weeks, you have to send an email. 

Weddings take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and some Saturdays.

Online booking

Online booking requires a Norwegian MinID. The online booking is only available in Norwegian.

Book time (log in)

Booking by email

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

  • First and last name on both of you
  • Email-addresses on both of you
  • Mobile number of both of you
  • Desired dates for the wedding ceremony, 3  options. 
  • Should the marriage ceremony take place in Norwegian or English? 
  • Are you planning on holding a speech, reading poetry, play music or similar?

Prices

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

  • Wednesday and Friday: free
  • Saturday: NOK 1800

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

  • Wednesday and Friday: NOK 950
  • Saturday: NOK 1800

You will receive invoice information when the date of the wedding is finally confirmed.

The wedding day

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

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

The ceremonies in Oslo municipality are carried out by the mayor, deputy mayor or municipal employees appointed by the city council.

You can exchange rings if you wish.

It's not allowed to bring balloons, drink alcohol, throw rice, rose petals or confetti inside or outside the City Hall.

What do you need to do?

  • If you want the ceremony in other languages than Norwegian or English, you must bring a qualified interpreter yourself.
  • The bride and groom must present identification on the wedding day. Passports, National Identity cards (EEA), Norwegian issued driver's licenses and bank cards with photo and personal identification number, are considered valid IDs.
  • If according to the certificate from the Tax Administration it is unclear whether one or both of you have a valid residence permit in Norway at the time of the marriage, you are responsible for submitting documentation for this at least one week before the wedding ceremony.

If the above criteria are not met the wedding ceremony will be postponed.

Marriage certificate

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

Restrictions on the number of guests

The bride and groom must attend the wedding ceremony alone. It will not be possible to bring guests or own witnesses. Oslo Municipality presents witnesses for the bridal couple.

Control measures due to the Coronavirus

  • No handshakes
  • Keep one meter distance to each other at all times
  • On arrival, please use hand alcohol dispensers located in the entrance to the town hall.
  • Keep distance to other bride couples
  • Please note that the city hall is closed to the public, so guests do not have the opportunity to wait in the city hall while the wedding is taking place.
  • You cannot attend the wedding ceremony:
    • if it is less than 10 days since you have been outside Norway's borders
    • if you are in quarantine
    • if you show symptoms of illness: Do not show up.

Canceling?

If you do not wish to perform the wedding under the mentioned conditions, you may postpone the reservation to a new date, or cancel the reservation temporarily and then come back to us later. We may only reserve a time for the wedding ceremony up to one year in advance. Feel free to contact us directly by phone or email to change / cancel the reservation.

Gender-neutral marriage

On January 1st, 2009, Norway implemented a gender-neutral marriage law. This means that persons of the same sex can get married in Norway. Previously entered partnerships can be converted into marriage upon application to the National Registry.

Contact us

If you have any further questions, please contact vielser@rft.oslo.kommune.no  or telephone 948 06 792 (phone hours weekdays 12:00 - 14:00)

Otherwise, we ask everyone to stay up to date on the Health Authorities' recommendations.