Civil marriage in Oslo City Hall

Wedding restrictions

Oslo City Government has started its phased reopening of Oslo and therefore civil weddings in the City Hall can be conducted with a limited number of guests. The bridal couple can bring 2 witnesses and up to 16 guests - a total of 20 people. The number includes children, vaccinated persons and photographer. Updated 16 September 2021.

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

Get married in Oslo City Hall

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.

Upload the certificate at My pageor deliver the certificate of no impediment to the the City Hall at least one week before the date of the wedding.

Addresses

Rådhusets forvaltningstjeneste 
Rådhuset 
0037 Oslo

Book time for the wedding ceremony

Use link below to book available dates and fill out details. The application 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 1850

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

  • Wednesday and Friday: NOK 980
  • Saturday: NOK 1850

You will receive payment information later.

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 The City of Oslo 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?

  • The bridal couple must present identification on the wedding day. Passports,  Norwegian issued driver's licenses and bank cards with photo and personal identification number, are considered valid IDs. Digital ID and national ID cards are not accepted.
  • You must make sure that there are two adult witnesses present during the wedding ceremony.
  • If you want the ceremony in other languages than Norwegian or English, you must bring a qualified interpreter yourself.
  • 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 receive a temporary marriage certificate after the wedding ceremony. You will receive the final marriage certificate in the mail from the Tax Administration.

Restrictions on the number of guests

As a result of phased reopening and less strict limitations wedding ceremonies are now open to a limited number of guests. The bride and groom can bring 2 witnesses and up to 16 guests - a total of 20 people. The number includes children, vaccinated persons and photographer.

Control measures due to the Coronavirus

  • 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. No handshakes.
  • Photographers will be directed to a suitable place and must remain on this allocated space during the whole ceremony.
  • Keep distance to other bridal couples.
  • In case of infection detection the bridal couple is responsible for convey contact information between their guests and Oslo Municipality
  • You cannot attend the wedding ceremony:
    • if you are in quarantine
    • if you show symptoms of illness: Do not show up.

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.