Apply for background check

Information about background check, how to apply and what to attach. You have to apply for both background check and criminal records. Remember, there are several things you must read before you apply.

How to apply for background check?

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

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

Notice, when the application form has been paid and submitted, you will not have the opportunity to edit this afterwards, so this is important:

  • There are strict requirements regarding documentation work/education for the last 5 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 Criminal record(s) from all countries you have been registered as resident in the last 5 years. The police certificate is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. Criminal record(s) must not be uploaded in the application - and must not be sent by email to Luftfartstilsynet.

Follow the instructions regarding applying for a background check and how to apply - and submit Criminal record(s).

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions:
Enter full name and date of birth or D-number when contact to Luftfartstilsynet.


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 is 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 foreigners that work in Norway and as such are liable to pay tax or contributions in Norway.

More information on D Numbers.

You must 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 the 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.

Apply for Norwegian police certificate: For all applicants who have been a registered resident in Norway more than 6 months.
Type: uttømmende politiattest, choose category Aviation and purpose Backgroundcheck. This is for free. Validity 90 days.

NB! We need police certificate(s) (Criminal records) from all countries you have been registered in for the last five years (more than 6 months).

You have to send them by post to:
Postboks 243
8001 Bodø

Don’t attach police certificat(es) electronically in the application form – or send them by email. This is for your own safety, Luftfartstilsynet have no system for removing this from our electronic systems.

There is a requirement for keeping this document maximum 90 days. After that the police certificate(es) will be shredded.

You can follow status here: og Min side (My page).

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.

Last updated: 13. Oct 2020