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)
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.
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 requires a Norwegian MinID. The online booking is only available in Norwegian.
Booking by email
Send an email to email@example.com 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?
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. There is room for 30 people. 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?
- Make sure that there are two witnesses present during the wedding ceremony. This can be any person, over the age of 18.
- 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.
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
Normally, our facilities accommodate 30 people, but due to the Coronavirus, the number is reduced to 12. Therefore, bride couples can bring up to 10 guests, including two witnesses.
Control measures due to the Coronavirus
- No handshakes
- Keep one meter distance to each other at all times
- Use the deployed hand sanitisers upon arrival
- Keep distance to other bride couples and guests
- The bride couple is responsible for conveying information between their guests and The City Hall General Services, should the need for contact tracing occur later
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.