Background Check

Processing time

In order to work in a safety-restricted area of an airport, you must both be accredited by the police and have an approved background check by the Civil Aviation Authority. The concept of accreditation was introduced in the summer of 2016. Since the introduction of accreditation, the processing time for background checks are usually 4 weeks.


Apply for background check

  • «ID-porten» is used for secure login
  • You may apply for a police certificate after login
  • You must pay the fee of 430 NOK by credit or debit card
  • You must have scanned documentation from work or education covering the past five years
  • How to add attachments in Altinn (video)

Are you experiencing problems with your digital application? 

You may submit your application by mail. Use the application forms under this text. The processing time for paper applications will increase compared to digital applications, and your employer will be invoiced with 540 NOK, rather than the applicant paying 430 NOK. Your employer must verify the correct billing address and name of claimant on the application form.

If you do not have a Norwegian identity number or D-number you must apply on paper.

Background check application form, part 1

Background check application form, part 2

When applying for a background check by mail, you must apply for a police certificate directly from the police.

Have you lived outside Norway during the past five years?

You must have lived continuously in an EU/EEA State the past five years or be a citizen of an EU/EEA State in order to get your background check processed.

If you have lived in an EU/EEA State outside Norway during the past five years, you must submit a police certificate from each State of residence. Original foreign police certificates must be submitted by mail. In exceptional cases, police certificates from countries outside the EEA may be submitted, see the Security Regulations § 41, second paragraph.

Do you need help?

If you have any questions concerning the application process, you can send an e-mail to, or call +47 75 58 50 00. Our phone lines are open Monday - Thursday from 9:00-11:00, and from 12:00-14:00.

If you have any questions concerning the Altinn solution, contact the Altinn user service by using their electronic contact form or by calling +47 75 00 60 00 from 08:00-15:30.



In order to access safety-restricted areas at airports (red zone), the Civil Aviation Authority introduced accreditation in addition to background checks. While the Civil Aviation Authority processes the background check , the police will simultaneously carry out an independent control. The police processes accreditation in accordance with the regulations in the Police Register Regulations section 38-5. The Civil Aviation Authority will convey the police's decision and, if the police deny accreditation, you cannot make an appeal against the decision. The police are not obliged to substantiate their decision.


Postal adress:

Civil Aviation Authority

PO Box 243
N-8001 BODØ

Please send a copy of your ID-card or passport together with any documentation sent by mail.