Apostille for Norway

Apostille Legalisation of Irish and UK documents for use in Norway and authentication of Norway documents for use abroad

How to get an apostille on Irish and UK documents for use in Norway?

Docsbase Consular Services with an office in Dublin Ireland and London UK is specialising in the legalisation of all types of commercial, vital, government documents from Ireland and the UK for official use in Norway. We can arrange reissuance of documents in the UK and Ireland, notarisation and apostille legalisation of Irish and UK documents as well as the Embassy legalisation in London and Dublin. We are familiar with the requirements of Norwegian authorities and can prepare your documents in a way that they will be accepted by the Norwegian authorities without any further legalisation. Docsbase Translation is our in-house translation department specialising in preparing a certified translation of English documents into Norwegian appropriately certified for use in Norway. We also have reliable partners in Oslo that can provide legalisation of Norwegian documents for use abroad, in particular in the Republic of Ireland and the UK.


Most public documents issued in Norway need to be legalised before they can be submitted for use in another country. If the country where the documents are intended for use is a party to the Hague Convention, this can be done by Apostille legalisation. The Apostille stamp authenticates both the signature of the public official who signed the document, as well as the public official’s position and authority.  Worth noting however is that an Apostille stamp does not verify the accuracy of the contents of the signed document. The information included on the Norwegian Apostille stamp includes the following:

–  Country of issue

–  Signatory – Name

–  Signatory’s capacity (eg – Notary Public)

–  Seal details

–  Place of issue

–  Date of issue

–  Issuing authority

–  Apostille Certificate Number

–  Stamp of issuing authority

–  Signature of issuing authority representative


In Norway, the Apostille authentication is carried out by the County Governors. Before the County Governor can proceed with the Apostille authentication of the document, a Public Notary in Norway must notarise it. The County Governor must also be informed of the country in which the document will be used before the legalisation is carried out.  The Apostille legalisation is affixed on the back of the original document, however in the event that an original is not available, DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services may be able to assist in arranging for a photocopy to be certified as authentic by a Public Notary in Norway. Once this has been completed, the document can be sent on to the County Governor for Apostille legalisation.


Most public documents issued in Norway require legalisation prior to being used in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, including the below:

–  Academic diplomas, certificates, other Norwegian Educational documents, etc

–  Birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates and other civil status documents as well as Certified Translation of Vital Records

–  Business contracts and other Business documents from Norway

–  Court rulings

–  Certificates of Incorporation

–  Tax returns

–  Police reports

For further information regarding which Norwegian documents can be authenticated by Apostille, please contact us at DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services where we have extensive experience in managing all forms of document legalisation. Our in-house experts are available to answer any questions you may have, and provide further details on timelines and pricing.


DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services provides the same service as outlined above, for documents intended for use in Norway which has been issued in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. In the event that a document that has been issued in the Republic of Ireland is intended for use in Norway, DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services can arrange for it to be Apostille certified by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin. The document must either originate from Ireland or clearly indicate an Irish connection. For documents issued in the United Kingdom, DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services will arrange for them to be sent to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, which is the only Competent Authority in the UK that can issue Apostilles. In the event that the document which you need to authenticate does not carry a signature, seal, or stamp from a UK public official, an English solicitor has to verify its authenticity before it is presented to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office for Apostille legalisation. DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services will handle this additional step for you, ensuring that all appropriate steps are followed and the documents can be returned to you once all legalisations are in place and the documents are ready for official use in Norway. Most official documents which are required when moving from the UK or the Republic of Ireland to Norway will have to be Apostille legalised. This includes academic documents when moving to Norway to study, civil status documents when relocating for employment purposes, Certificates of Incorporation if setting up a corporate branch office in Norway, and many more.

DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services handle all the above processes from start to finish, with our in-house experts making all arrangements and returning the documents to you once all necessary steps have been carried out. We provide a prompt and reliable service whilst maintaining the highest quality throughout.