New 24-year age limit for marriage

On 20 April 2018, a new requirement was introduced for applicants seeking a residence permit to get married in Norway (fiancé permit). Both prospective marriage partners must be at least 24 years old.

Published: 16.12.2016 - Last changed: 12.06.2018

The requirement is for those who handed in their application documents to the police, embassy, consulate or Visa Application Centre 20 April 2018 or after.

The 24-year age limit was introduced for spouses and cohabitants on 1 January 2017. Now it has also been introduced for those who are applying for a residence permit to get married in Norway.

The Norwegian parliament and government introduced this new requirement.

Read more about the new requirement and about who is eligible for exemption.

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