Access to the population register

To access the Norwegian population register it requires that you have a Norwegian company ID.

Access to the population register for public and private companies is regulated by permits. Each permit gives access to a certain pre-packaged information bundle.

The information bundles are designed for the following industries:

  • Private companies

  • Financial institutions and financial groups (documented with a license under the Financial Undertakings Act)

  • Public authorities, companies and individuals who have their own legal basis for obtaining confidential information.

  • Public authorities and companies, individuals who perform tasks on behalf of the public and who are not legally bound

  • Print

  • Research

Private companies

Private companies are given the right to access the following information:

  • Full name, including history

  • Date of birth (Possibility to access the birth / d number is given if there is a justified need).

  • Sex

  • The basis for registered identity

  • Address and date of relocation of current residential address (not addresses that are subject to confidentiality or rated by the safety instructions)

  • Previous addresses, countries for immigration and emigration

  • Birthplace

  • Citizenship

  • Marital status (all types)

  • Guardianship (guardian's name and address)

  • Confirmed future approval

  • Date of death

  • Registration status (resident, emigrated, dead, expired and inactive d-number)

How can I search for information with the above permit?

Search can only be done through so-called unambiguous searches, ie. the person is named and identifiable. Search is done with birth / d number (11 digits) as well as first name and last name.

Financial companies

Financial companies are given access to the following information:

  • Full name, including history

  • Birth and d-number

  • The basis for registered identity

  • Address and transfer date of current addresses (not addresses covered by confidentiality or rated by the protection instructions)

  • Previous addresses, country of immigration and emigration with migration dates

  • Birthplace

  • Citizenship

  • Marital status (all types)

  • Guardianship (guardian's name and address)

  • confirmed future power of attorney

  • Date of death

  • Relationship information, parents, spouse, children

  • Status (resident, emigrated, dead, expired and inactive d-number)

How can I search for information with the above permit?

Search takes place with date of birth and any d-number in combination with first name and last name.

According to the first paragraph of 10-10 of the Population Register Act, finance companies also have the right to look up birth / d numbers and receive a hit list with names of persons who are not sufficiently identified (so-called majority).

Access requires that the company holds a license in accordance with 3-2 of the Financial Business Act.

Read more about the service here.

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