Apply for a background check

Here you will find information on how to apply for a background check. Read more below.

Before you apply

Remember that in the application you must include documentation regarding work/education for the last five years. You must also include documentation from the employer that requires the background check.

Once the application has been submitted, you will get access to My page, available at CAA Norway's webpage (luftfartstilsynet.no). This is where you upload the criminal record certificates from all the countries where you have been registered as a resident for the last five years. Do not attach criminal records in the application. The criminal record certificates are valid for 90 days from the issue date.

My Page

Upload:

  • Documentation for the last five years
  • New employer (that requires the background check)
  • Valid criminal record certificate(s)

If you need to renew your background check, you can find information about when the existing background check expires on My page. We only process applications that expire within six months. We do not refund applications with an expiration of more than six months.

You can always find the status of your application at My page.

Read the instructions before you apply via altinn.
Feel free to contact us by e-mail if you have any questions: bakgrunnssjekk@caa.no
Enter your full name and date of birth or D-number when contacting CAA Norway.

How to apply for a background check?

The Civil Aviation Authority Norway (CAA Norway) has prepared a new application form for background checks. We ask you to note the following:

The background check consists of a completed and submitted application form and criminal record certificate(s) from all the countries where you have been registered as a resident in the last 5 years.

Notice, when the application form has been paid and submitted, you will not have the opportunity to edit it afterwards. Therefore, follow the instructions carefully.

  • There are strict requirements regarding documentation work/education for the last five years. If you are going to change jobs and this is the reason you are applying for a background check, we need you to document this employment as well in the application form.
  • When the application form is filled out and paid, you get access to My page. Here you must upload the criminal record certificate(s) from all countries you have been registered as a resident in the last five years. The certificate is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. Criminal record certificates(s) must not be uploaded in the application or be sent by e-mail. This is due to confidentiality reasons.

Follow the instructions regarding applying for a background check and how to apply, and submit your criminal record certificate(s).

Processing time

In order to work in a safety-restricted area of an airport, you must be accredited both 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 is usually four 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 that is assigned to foreigners that work in Norway, and as such are liable to pay taxes or contributions.

More information on D Numbers.

You must apply for a tax deduction card in order to be assigned a D Number.

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 the 42 selected tax offices.

You'll find a list of the offices here

Have you lived outside of Norway during the past five years?

If you have lived in an EU/EEA State outside Norway during the past five years, you must upload criminal record certificate(s) from each state of residence. If there are any comments on your criminal record certificate(s), we need the original and a translated (Norwegian or English) version sent by post to CAA Norway. In exceptional cases, police certificates from countries outside the EEA may be submitted, see the Security Regulations § 41, second paragraph.

Due to confidentiality reasons, do not attach criminal record certificate(s) in the application or send them by e-mail.

If you have been a registered resident in Norway for more than six months, apply for a Norwegian criminal record certificate.

Read more about how to apply for a Norwegian criminal record certificate here

Under "Purpose of the application", select category Aviation and purpose The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority – Background check. The certificate is free to apply for and valid for 90 days from the issue date.

Remember: We need the criminal record certificate(s) from all the countries you have been registered in for the last five years (more than six months).

The criminal record certificate(s) must be uploaded on My page at www.luftfartstilsynet.no.

Criminal record certificate(s) with comments must be sent by post to the CAA Norway:
Civil Aviation Authority
PO Box 243
N-8001 BODØ
NORWAY

Do not attach criminal record certificate(s) electronically in the application form – or send them by e-mail. This is for your own safety. CAA Norway has no system for removing this from our electronic systems.

We hold the criminal record certificate(s) for a maximum of 90 days. After that, the certificate(s) will be shredded.

Do you need help?

If you have any questions concerning the application process, you can e-mail us at bakgrunnssjekk@caa.no, 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.

Accreditation

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 process 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.

Published: 28. Jun 2021