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.Find the form at tilsynet.no
Applications can only be submitted by the professional/individual. Please submit your application with attachments to the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway.
|Additional documentation that needs to be submitted with the application:|
|The common requirements do not apply if you apply for a licence to practise law in Norway and do not hold a professional title from another EEA country or Switzerland.
Criteria/conditions for recognition:
The statutory requirements for being granted a licence to practise as a lawyer are stipulated in the Norwegian Courts of Justice Act Section 220 and the Regulations for Advocates Chapters 9 and 10.
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.
Fee to the Supervisory Council for Legal Practice and the Disciplinary Committee: NOK 3,150
Aptitude test fee: NOK 12,000
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).
The Supervisory Council for Legal Practice
P.O. Box 720 Sentrum,
Tlf: (+47) 22 00 75 00
Office address: Rådhusgaten 23, second floor