Legalisation and notary public

The embassy carries out legalisation and may perform any act a notary public


Legalisation of documents are provided by appointment only. An appointment can be made by emailing the consular section at

Please note that the Embassy only legalises documents when it is beneficial for a Norwegian, or Finnish, citizen or interests.

The document must be legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jordan or Iraq before being presented at the Embassy. Marriage certificates issued in Iraq cannot be used for registration of marriage in Norway, not even if they are legalised by the Embassy. More information about this can be found on the website of the Norwegian tax authorities. The Embassy does not verify documents upon requests from the public.

Applicants must bring all necessary documents to the Embassy, including their passport. Legalised documents will usually be available for collection on the next working day. The Embassy will notify the applicant when the document(s) are ready for collection.

The Embassy is not able to legalise documents issued in Norway. This includes marriage certificates and documents issued in connection with getting married abroad. For information about how to legalise these documents, please contact the legalisation office of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Notary public

In accordance with the Norwegian Foreign service Act § 13 Notarial acts, the Embassy may perform any act a notary public in Norway is authorised to perform, if this is done on behalf of a Norwegian citizen or the matter is otherwise linked to Norway or Norwegian interests.

This entails the following acts:

  • Confirm true copy
  • Confirm signatures
  • Confirm that a person is alive (life certificate)

The Embassy can only confirm true copy of Norwegian original documents, for example Norwegian passports, diplomas, birth certificates and residency certificates. We cannot confirm true copy of foreign documents.

Notary public services are provided by appointment only. An appointment can be made by emailing the consular section at

The fee is paid by card at the Embassy, please see our list of fees for updated information.