Good day everyone,
I have been receiving numerous queries regarding this topic and i believe that since i have experienced this first hand, i may be able to provide details of the common information that one needs. This thread is for those filipinos/nas planning to take the same steps that i did, people of other countries may also use this as a guide unless of course you have formalities required by your home country prior to marriage that is beyond my knowldge. The post covers the content of skatteetaten's requirements and rules, but further explained for some clarification.
1. Is it possible to get married on a tourist visa?
Answer: Yes. According to the skatteetaten an applicant must hold a legal residence or proof of legal stay(visas and permit) inside Norway during the application and the selected date of your wedding day.
2.What documents does one need to prepare?
A. An authenticated certificate of no marriage/proof of no impediment for entering marriage that is
not older than 4 months old after receiving it from the registry office in your country.
B. birth certificate
C. The couples passport must also be prepared.
D. For those who have had divorce print and fill this up:Declaration concerning division also in cases of a divorced person outside norge make
sure it is recognized by your county governor you can check it here County Governor Website Norway
* reminder: for questions regarding divorce please don't ask me because neither i nor my husband have had previous marriage so we have no experience or knowledge regarding this matter.
E. Print and fill up the following forms from skatteetaten:Personal declaration (1 from each, husband and bride to be) ,Statement by the sponsor (1 from each party)
*question regarding the sponsor: if they can use relatives of the norsk party because they don't have friends yet in norge? a: yes it is ok to have them as your sponsor.
*question regarding presence of sponsor: does the sponsor on the skatteetaten application have to be the witness in the actual wedding? a: i haven't read any rule that requires them to be the same so do which is convenient for you.
After completing all the documents stated in number 2 just go to the skatteetaten office in your area no need for a schedule and apply for a test certificate ( what we know as marriage license in other countries). The application will take 10 minutes maximum so if your partners have work they don't need to be absent because the two of you can do this on a break time. And yes you read it right it should be the two of you coming there to apply. The test certificate will be delivered in your mail box in 1-2 weeks but may take longer if it falls on a week that has a holiday
3. What happens after receiving the test certificate?
Answer. Go to the decided wedding official of your choice bring your test certificate, passports of you and your partner, permit or visa that you have, then choose your wedding date.
* example in our experience. we went to the tinghuset to get a civil wedding. we chose a date and they will take the test certificate. during the handing of the test cert the personnel told us that on the morning of the wedding day they will verify if there is no problem with you getting married so if you receive a call there might be a problem but if you don't it means wedding pushes through.
*question about the wedding: is there a long waiting time to pick the date(only applicable for court/tinghuset wedding? depends on your area but so far you can get a date a early as the coming 5 days.
*question about the rings: are they required? no, and you have to tell the personnel if you will have it or not so they can squeeze it in the ceremony.
*info about the ceremony: it is free and takes only 10-15 minutes.
For further informationm that you didn't find in this post you can check the website of skatteetaten
Reminder for those who are currently just planning to apply for a schengen/tourist/visitor's visa you cannot use "getting married as a purpose of your visit" you will definitely get a very high chance of being rejected because it beats the rule that states that there should be a "reason to return to home country" when one applies for a schengen/tourist/visitor's visa. According to UDI-Visitor's visa
How your application is considered
When we process your application, we consider how probable it is that you will return to your home country or the country you live in when the visit is over. We consider the situation in your country and your own situation.
We will focus on whether you have anything that ties you to your home country, for example work, property, a spouse or family members who you are supporting.
If we believe that it is unlikely that you will return, your application will normally be rejected.
I hope this helps and again keep in mind that every situation is an individual so results may vary especially if we have a different country of origin so i can answer as much as i can but i cannot give any assurance regarding results.
For questions regarding change of visa from tourist to fiance permit or a family reunification as spouse please do not post them here so it will not confuse others. Kindly pm them to me so i can collect and answer them for everyone as i am currently making a separate thread that answers the questions regarding that other topic.