State Authorised Translator

In order to perform the profession and use the professional title in Norway you need to meet certain minimum requirements from laws and regulations. If you have obtained your professional qualification abroad, you must apply for recognition from Norwegian authorities. You will find information about documentation requirements and the application process here. 

About State Authorised Translator

Applications can only be submitted by the professional/individual.
Please submit the application with attachments to the Norwegian School of Economics.

  • Evidence of qualifications from an EU/EEA country.
  • Application letter, copy of authorisation as a State Authorised Translator and other relevant documentation showing the scope and level of completed translator test from an EU/EEA country.
  • Norwegian language must be one of the translating languages.
  • Further documentation can be required.


All copies must be certified by a public servant and be titled 'Certified copy/ Copy in accordance with original', signed by the public servant and stamped with an official stamp. If one or more of the listed documents is missing or inadequate, we will not consider your application until these documents have been presented.

Language requirements:
Yes, see above.

Criteria/conditions for recognition:
The statutory requirements for being entitled to authorisation are stipulated in Regulations relating to recognition as a State Authorised Translator.

Case processing deadlines:
The recognition authority must respond to the applicant within one month of receiving the application for recognition.

The recognition authority must have completed its consideration of the application within three months of the application being complete.

The Norwegian School of Economics does not charge a fee for processing applications for recognition.

Right of appeal:
You have the right to appeal against the recognition authority's decision. The decision can be appealed pursuant to the provisions of the Norwegian Administration Act Chapter VI.
The right of appeal also applies if the recognition authority has exceeded the case processing deadline (see Case processing deadlines above).

Recognition authority

Norwegian School of Economics
Helleveien 30
5045 Bergen

Tlf: (+47) 55 95 90 00

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