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  • Tightened entry restrictions extended until end of February

    10/02/2021 Press release Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The government is to extend the tightened restrictions on entry into Norway that were introduced on 29 January, with some minor adjustments. The government is also continuing its work aiming to enable further opening up of society, while the

  • Divorce and relationship breakdowns

    10/02/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    A spouse who does not wish to continue the relationship can apply to the county governor for a separation. After a separation of one year, either of the spouses can apply to the county governor for a divorce.

  • Conditions for marriage

    10/02/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    A marriage may be entered into in a church or civil ceremony.

  • Marriage and relationships

    10/02/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    People of the opposite sex or two people of the same sex can enter into a marriage. Marriage has legal consequences for the spouses in a number of areas.

  • Children and young people’s participation and influence

    10/02/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    All children and young people have the opportunity to affect their own daily lives and futures through participation and influence in planning and decision-making processes.

  • Parenthood (paternity and maternity

    10/02/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    The bond between child and parents is fundamental in a person’s life. The parents’ rights and obligations in relation to the child are linked to the legal parenthood. It is therefore important that parenthood is established as early as possible in

  • Mediation and parental cooperation

    10/02/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    Married couples and cohabitants who have children under 16 and who move apart and parents considering legal action may be allowed up to seven hours of free mediation.

  • Court proceedings concerning parental disputes

    10/02/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    Out of regard for the child, it is important that the parents pay attention to the child’s needs, and cooperate well on their role as parents. Research shows that a prolonged high level of conflict in the home may be harmful for children.

  • Statement from the Foreign Minister about Myanmar

    10/02/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    'I am deeply concerned about the escalating situation in Myanmar. Norway strongly urges the military to refrain from all use of violence and of restrictions against people that are exercising their right to expression and assembly, and to release

  • Continuation of measures for the Nordre Follo and Halden outbreaks, with some exceptions

    10/02/2021 News story Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The infection situation is complex, and the number of cases of more contagious variants is increasing. For this reason, most of the measures introduced to limit the spread of infection in connection with the Nordre Follo and Halden outbreaks will

  • The child's place of residence and contact arrangements

    09/02/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    Parents are free to agree on arrangements regarding parental responsibility, the child's place of residence, and access and contact arrangements. In the event of a separation, married and cohabiting parents with children under the age of 16 are

  • Child maintenance

    09/02/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    Parents have a duty to pay for their children irrespective of whether or not they live with them.

  • Cash benefit for parents of infants

    09/02/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    Families with children aged between one and two years who do not attend a kindergarten may receive a cash benefit.

  • Parental benefit

    09/02/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    Parental benefit is intended to ensure that the parents have an income during parental leave in connection with a birth or adoption. The right to parental benefit is accrued by the parents working.

  • Child benefit

    09/02/2021 Article Ministry of Children and Families

    Those who have children under 18 years of age living permanently with them are entitled to child benefit. Child benefit is payable for each child without any means or needs testing and is tax-free.

  • Grave situation in Myanmar

    09/02/2021 News story Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    On 1 February, Myanmar’s military carried out a coup against the country’s democratically elected government, detaining members of the Government, politicians, journalists, and representatives of civil society organisations.

  • Expert group to examine how climate change, climate policy and the green transition may affect the Government Pension Fund Global

    09/02/2021 Press release Ministry of Finance

    Climate and environmental matters have for many years been a key part of the Ministry of Finance's work with the investment strategy for the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) and the Fund framework. The Ministry is appointing an expert group to

  • Global travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be extended

    09/02/2021 Press release Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The global travel advice will be extended to apply until 15 April 2021.

  • Regulations of 15 January 2016 No. 35 on the manufacturing and the placing on the market of recreational craft and personal watercraft

    08/02/2021 Article Government.no

    Requirements for economic operators on the manufacturing and the placing on the market of recreational craft and personal watercraft. Language requirement for DoC for craft and engine, and for Owner’s manual.

  • Regulations of 30 August 2016 No. 1042 on marine equipment

    08/02/2021 Article Government.no

    Requirements for economic operators on the manufacturing and the placing on the market of marine equipment