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Change of name

Passport applications are rejected in cases where the name stated does not match the name of the applicant as registered in the National Registry (Folkeregisteret). 

Please find below information on procedures on notification of change of name for Norwegians registered as living abroad in the National Registry and for Norwegians not registered as living abroad respectively.

Norwegians registered as living abroad

For notification of change of name, Norwegians registered as living abroad must complete the form “Melding om endring av navn” (available at the Embassy or by clicking on the link) and write a letter stating the following:
-former name in full
-current name in full (surname underlined)
-current address
-date of birth
-personal ID-number

True certified copies of documents providing evidence of change of name must be enclosed.

Both the letter and the completed form are sent to:

Skatt Nord Personregisteret 9613 Hammerfest Norway

Norwegians NOT registered as living abroad

Norwegians not registered as living abroad must complete the form “Melding om endring av navn”, and return it to their local Tax Assessment Office (likningskontor).