Norway - Central Authority & practical information
The Royal Ministry of Justice and Public Security
Department of Civil Affairs
|Address:||The Royal Ministry of Justice and Public Security
Department of Civil Affairs
Postal address: P.O. Box 8005 Dep
Office address: Gullhaug Torg 4 a
|Telephone:||+47 2224 5451|
|Fax:||+47 2224 2722|
|Languages spoken by staff:||Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English|
|The courts (including the conciliation boards) and certain administrative authorities such as the County Governors and the Labour and Welfare Administration.|
|Methods of service
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.
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
|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
|Click here to read all the declarations and reservations made by Norway under this Convention|
|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)
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)