If you have acquired your professional qualifications abroad, you must obtain recognition of your qualifications from the Norwegian authorities in order to practice the profession in Norway. The competent authority will assess whether you meet the requirements to practice the profession and use the professional title in Norway. You will find information about documentation requirements, the application process and regulations here.Find the form at tilsynet.no
Applications can only be submitted by the professional/individual. Please submit your application with attachments to The Supervisory Council for Legal Practice.
Additional documentation that needs to be submitted with the application:
Confirmation from the responsible authority in the home country (usually the responsible association for lawyers) that the application holds a permit to practice law and that there is no ongoing sanctions regarding the professionals.
Criteria/conditions for recognition:
If you acquired your professional qualifications in an EEA country or Switzerland, you may have the right to have your application processed in accordance with the Professional Qualifications Act and Regulations on the approval of professional qualifications. In addition, there are national regulations related to the practice of the profession as stipulated in the Norwegian Courts of Justice Act Section 220 and the Regulations for Advocates Chapters 9 and 10.
Case processing deadlines:
The competent authority must acknowledge receipt of your application within 1 month of receipt and inform you of any missing documents.
The competent authority shall take a justified decision no later than 3 months following the submission of your complete application.
Fee to the Supervisory Council for Legal Practice and the Disciplinary Committee: NOK 4,200
Aptitude test fee: NOK 12,000
Right of appeal:
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the decision, you may appeal in writing, pursuant to Chapter VI of the Public Administration Act. If your application is processed in accordance with the Professional Qualifications Act, the right of appeal also applies if the recognition authority has exceeded the case processing deadlines (see Case processing deadlines above).
The Supervisory Council for Legal Practice
P.O. Box 720 Sentrum,
Tlf: (+47) 22 00 75 00
Office address: Rådhusgaten 23, second floor