Personal Documentation

The National Archives holds records containing data that can be used to secure individuals' personal rights and welfare interests in society.

These records can help users calculate their pension rights, replace school certificates, document their biological origin and provide the necessary information to apply for victims' compensation.

There is no comprehensive list of all circumstances relevant to personal rights or welfare interests that may be documented in the records of the National Archives of Norway. However,  below is a list of some of the major topics.

For information on how to proceed to view the records, please see how to obtain access to confidential data.

  • School certificates, certificates of completed apprenticeship, and authorisations
  • Attestations
  • Driver's licenses and permits
  • Specialised schools
  • Health and social security
  • Benefits
  • Sea duty
  • Biological origin
  • The Roma people
  • Foreign nationals
  • Military duty

The National Archives does not issue certificates in languages other than Norwegian.

Certificates and certifications
Certificates and certifications
The National Archives holds documents that have served as the basis for issuing various certificates, including birth, death and marriage certificates, and driver’s licenses.
Biological origin
Biological origin
According to Norwegian law children are regarded as party to the case and will have access to adoption papers and such like.