To register a sole proprietorship, you must choose a business name and describe the business you intend to run.
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If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country and are planning to run a business in Norway, you must find out the rules that apply to residence permits.
In the case of a sole proprietorship, your surname must be part of the business name. You can also choose a marketing name for your business. Read more about choosing names (domains, business names and trademarks).Foretaksnavneloven om krav til foretaksnavn (in Norwegian only)
You will be notified when the business has been registered via your 'Inbox' in Altinn. Electronic signing
You will be notified when a D number has been allocated and the registration process is complete.
It is free to register a sole proprietorship in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities. When an enterprise is registered, it will be allocated an organisation number. Sole proprietorships that intend to sell goods or have more than five employees must also be registered in the Register of Business Enterprises. This costs NOK 2,250 in the case of electronic registration in Altinn, or NOK 2,832 in the case of registration using a paper form.Fees for registration
The Brønnøysund Register Centre's case processing times vary during the year.Oppdatert oversikt over saksbehandlingstidene (in Norwegian only) Sjekk status på din sak (in Norwegian only)