What is required to get married in Norway?
You must be staying in Norway legally in order to get married here, for example if you are here on a visa visit, you are a foreign national who does not require a visa or because you have a valid residence permit.
Before you can get married in Norway, the population register (the Norwegian Tax Administration) will check whether the conditions for marriage are met and issue a certificate. If you as a foreign national are planning to get married in Norway, the population register will require you to provide documentation from your home country (certificate of non-impediment to marriage) that, among other things, proves you are unmarried. Contact the population register to find out what documentation from your home country is required for you to get married in Norway. You can read more about documentation for entering into a marriage on the Norwegian Tax Administration’s website (in norwegian).
What papers are required when I am to get married abroad?
Do we have to get married before I can come to my boyfriend/girlfriend in Norway?
Not necessarily. If you can document that you have been cohabitants for more than two years, you have the same rights as a married couple or registered partners. The same applies if you have been cohabitants for less than two years, but have children together. The UDI can also grant residence permits to cohabitants who are expecting children together. Read more about residence permits for cohabitants.