Apply for background check

Information about background check, how to apply and what to attach. Remember, there are things you must read before you apply.

How to apply

«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

Link to Altinn for help with forms

Before you apply

Make sure that you have all documents verifying where you have been working and/or studying during the past five years. If you have been out of work, or have had periods without work, this must also be documented.

You need a D-number if you do not have a Norwegian personal ID number. See more information below.

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.

You need a D-number if you do not have a Norwegian personal ID number

If you are going to apply for a background check, you must have a Norwegian personal ID number or a D Number. The D Number is a temporary identification number which is assigned to foreign persons that work in Norway and as such are liable to pay tax or contributions in Norway.

More information on D Numbers.

You HAVE TO apply for a tax deduction card in order to be assigned a D Number.
You will find more information on how to apply for a tax deduction card here.

If you have to undergo an ID control you may have to report to one of 42 selected tax offices. You'll find a list of these 42 offices here.

Have you lived outside of 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.

Published: 27. Apr 2018