Authorities

 Norway - Central Authority & practical information
Address

Central Authority(ies):

The Royal Ministry of Justice and Public Security
Department of Civil Affairs

 

Contact details:

Address: The Royal Ministry of Justice and Public Security
Department of Civil Affairs
Postal address: P.O. Box 8005 Dep
0030 OSLO
Office address: Gullhaug Torg 4 a
0484 OSLO
Norway
Telephone: +47 2224 5451
Fax: +47 2224 2722
E-mail: [email protected]
General website: http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/jd
Contact person:  
Languages spoken by staff: Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English

Practical Information:
(The following information was provided by the relevant State authorities or was obtained from the replies to the 2003 and/or 2008 Service Convention Questionnaires)

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
The courts (including the conciliation boards) and certain administrative authorities such as the County Governors and the Labour and Welfare Administration.
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):

The Central Authority forwards the document to the competent District or City Court instructing the Court to effect service. The Court will sometimes effect service itself, but very often this task is carried out by a process server.

In general, a process server is used. If the documents are written in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish or accompanied by a translation into one of these languages and if it does not include a date set for hearing in the near future, the documents may be served by post.

Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):

Under the regulations adopted by Royal Decree on 12 September 1969, requests for service will only be complied with when the document to be served is written in Norwegian, Danish or Swedish, or if the request is accompanied by a translation into one of these languages, unless the document is meant to be delivered only to an addressee who accepts it voluntarily. However, the Ministry of Justice may also in other cases permit the service of documents if it is convinced that the addressee understands the language used in the document.

Norway has not entered into any agreement with respect to article 20(b).

Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
No costs
Time for execution of request: The average time from receipt at the Central Authority to execution of the request varies between 3-5 months.
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by Norway under this Convention
Art. 8(2): Opposition
Art. 10(a): Opposition
Art. 10(b): Opposition
Art. 10(c): Opposition
Art. 15(2): Declaration of applicability
Art. 16(3): Declaration of applicability

Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)

Disclaimer:
Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.

Supplementary agreements to the Hague Convention of 17 July 1905 and/or of 1 March 1954 were concluded with: Austria; Germany (Berlin, 2 August 1909); Luxembourg (1 June 1910 – Articles 1 and 2).

A multilateral convention on judicial co-operation was concluded between: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on 26 April 1974.

Lugano Convention of 16 September 1988.

Bilateral convention on judicial co-operation: Austria (21 May 1984); Germany (17 June 1977); United Kingdom (London, 31 January 1931 - Articles 2 to 5).

Useful links: Ministry of Justice and the Police and Rettsanmodninger i sivile saker – lister over sentralmyndigheter (in Norwegian only)

(This page was last updated on 18 July 2014)

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