Form and guide for a NUF
Last updated: 12 September 2018 .
All new registrations of NUF must be done by using a paper form.
Changes to already registered information can be registered electronically through Coordinated register notification, if your entity meets the requirements to do so. You can find more information under Useful links to the right.
Paper form for downloading
Guide to the fields of the form
The submitter of the form will receive the response connected to the case – i.e. confirmations, letters, register transcripts etc. The submitter is also in charge of paying the fee to the Register of Business Enterprises.
If the field is blank, response and invoice etc. will be sent to the entity itself. If the submitter has been assigned a customer number by the Brønnøysund Register Centre previously, this number can be stated here.
Reference/attention for the sending:
Here you can state a separate reference connected to the case.
In this field you specify what the notifications concern. A notification may concerns one of the following matters:
2.1 Entity not previously registered
2.2 Changes/new information
2.3 Striking off the entity
2.1 Entity not previously registered
You tick this box if the entity is not registered in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities previously.
2.2 Changes/new information
If the entity is registered in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities already, you check off in field 2.2 in most cases. This applies even if the notification concerns registration in one of the affiliated registers of the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities.
Always state the organization number of the entity and the registered name/business name in field 4.1. Continue by filling in only the relevant fields in the rest of the form. If the change involves that some information is struck out, you fill in the word “utgår” (=cancel) in the field in question. For entities registered in the Register of Business Enterprises there will be a fee for the change of the business name, cf. Regulations relating to fees for services from the Brønnøysund Register Centre, section 6.
2.3 Striking off the entity
Tick this box if the entity is going to be struck off from all registers (the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities and affiliated registers).
Striking off from affiliated registers only
It is possible to strike of the entity from only one of the affiliated registers without striking it off from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities or the rest of the affiliated registers.
Striking off from the Value Added Tax register
You notify us about termination/closure through the form “Samordnet registermelding” Del 2 – Tillegg for Merverdiavgiftsregisteret/”Coordinated register notification, part 2 – complement for VAT Register.
Striking off from the Register of Business Enterprises
If the entity no longer has business activity in Norway, it has no obligation nor right to be registered in the Register of Business Enterprises. If the entity still wants/has to be registered in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities, it has to notify us about the striking off from the Register of Business Enterprises in field 27 – “Other remarks”. If so, do not check off for striking off the entity.
You fill out this field if the entity is going to register in an affiliated register where it is not already registered. Form field 3.3 and 3.4 concerns the registration of information in NAV Register Management and the Business Register of Statistics Norway.
The Register of Business Enterprises is mainly a register for businesses in Norway. There is a fee for the registration in the Register of Business Enterprises. The rates are stated in the Regulations relating to fees for services from the Brønnøysund Register Centre.
If the entity runs its business activity in Norway or on the Norwegian continental shelf it has to be registered in the Register of Business Enterprises. Two conditions determine whether the entity is obliged to or has the right to register in the Register of Business Enterprises; the running of business activity and that this activity takes place in Norway.
For the activity to be characterized as a business, it has to be of financial character and yield a profit. Furthermore, the activity must be of a certain duration and volume; i.e. the activity must last for more than 90 days and the turnover must be at least NOK 50,000 within a 12 month period.
Activity in Norway
An overall assessment must be done in order to decide whether the activity is based in Norway. Points which might be of help in the assessment:
- Is the activity run from an operation site in Norway
- Does the activity take place on Norwegian soil, for instance within construction or health services?
- Will the customer have the impression of doing business with a Norwegian company?
- Where are contracts made?
- Where is the inventory stored?
- Where does the payment take place?
Entities with activity which comes in under the provisions of the Act relating to value added tax, are obliged to register in the Value Added Tax Register. In order to register the entity you have to fill out the necessary information in part 2 of the form. When registering a new entity you do not have to submit the form until the entity has reached the amount limit. Have a look at the guide for part 2.
For more information, contact the Tax Administration on telephone number 800 80 000, or www.skatteetaten.no. Note that the registration can be done electronically through www.altinn.no. There you will find “Start and run business” – which is a guide with simple answers to the most common questions regarding regulations connected to starting and running your own business.
An employee is anyone who is employed in someone else’s service for pay or any other compensation.
In order to register activity at several addresses in Norway, you have to fill out the form Samordnet registermelding 1 B – tillegg for virksomhet på flere addresser. You send this after being assigned an organization number.
4.1 Complete name of the entity/business name
This field must always be filled in.
State the complete name/business name of the entity and its Norwegian organization number. For new registration, the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities will assign an organization number. In field 16 you state the name/business name of the entity in Norway.
4.2 New name/business name
You fill in this field only if the entity reports a change of the registered name/business name.
Note that the current name must be stated in field 4.1 together with the organization number.
State the business address/office address. By this we mean the office’s street address or place address. You can also state the telephone number, fax number, mobile telephone number and home page in the country of origin.
Entities with their own postal address, for instance a post office box, state this in addition to the head office’s business address/office address.
Here you state the date of incorporation of the entity. For older entities which do not have accurate information about date of incorporation it is sufficient to state the year of incorporation.
Only entities which are subject to formation according to the legislation of the country of origin fill out this field.
State the date of when the articles were passed or changed. Only to be filled out if the entity is going to register or is already registered in the Register of Business Enterprises.
In connection with the registration of a new entity, the articles of association must be attached. In the event of any changes, an updated copy must be attached.
Only entities which are required to have articles of association according to the legislation of the country of origin fill out this field.
If the entity is a limited company, you state the share capital and how much of it is paid up. State the share capital in the country’s currency.
You fill out this field only if the entity is going to register in the Register of Business Enterprises.
State the official designation of the entity in the country of origin, and check off for whether the type of organization has limited liability, unlimited liability, shared liability or whether the entity is a sole proprietorship.
11.1 Name and address of the business register in the country of origin
If the entity is registered in an official business register in the country of origin, you state the name and address of the register.
11.2 Registration number/ ID number in the country of origin
State the entity’s registration number/ID number in the business register of the country of origin.
State whether the business enterprise is wholly-owned by Norwegian individuals or enterprises.
State whether the entity runs its business exclusively in Norway.
You fill out this field if the entity has an owner, a board, participants, general partner or other roles.
The owner of a sole proprietorship must state his/her name, address and national identity number/d-number (11 digits). More information about d-number is available under Useful links.
If the entity has a board:
State the entire board (the chair, the deputy chair, board members, deputy board members and observers) by name, address and birth date, when registering a new entity and when reporting changes.
If the entity has partners:
State all partners by name, address and birth date when registering a new entity and when reporting changes.
If the entity operates with shared liability, state the proportion in percentage or fraction.
If the entity has other roles:
State the name, address (postal code and area) and organization number. The role can be held by individuals or in some cases legal persons. Examples of legal persons are limited companies, public limited companies and general partnerships.
Here you fill in information which cannot be reported in any other field, such as dissolution and opening of bankruptcy proceedings.
Attach a separate document if the field is not large enough.
16.1 Complete name of the entity/business name
This field must always be filled in.
State the complete name/business name of the entity in Norway. The entity can have a special name/business name in Norway or use the same name/business name as in the country of origin.
16.2 New name/business name
You fill out this field only if you are changing the registered name/business name. Note that the current name/business name must be stated in field 16.1.
For entities registered in the Register of Business Enterprises there will be a fee when changing the name, have a look at Regulations relating to fees for services from the Brønnøysund Register Centre, section 6.
State the business address/visiting address in Norway. If the entity does not have its own business address in Norway you must check off for this.
Here you can also register telephone number, fax number, mobile telephone number and home page in Norway.
Entities with a separate postal address, for instance postal box, state this in addition to the head office’s business address/visiting address.
Entities liable to pay VAT which do not have their own business address in Norway must register a Norwegian representative. This does not apply for business enterprises residing in an EEA state with which Norway has an agreement for the exchange of information and mutual assistance with the collection of VAT claims. Other foreign business enterprises without permanent residency in Norway can also register a Norwegian representative.
You fill in the name/business name, address and national identity number/organization number of the representative.
If the representative is a legal person, state a contact person in addition in field 20. The Norwegian representative must have place of residence/business address in Norway. Note that the representative can sign in this field. If the representative signs, there is no need for a separate declaration of acceptance. The foreign entity confirms the appointment of the representative in a separate attachment or by signing in field 29. If the representative is a legal person, you have to register a contact person as well in field 20.
If the entity has a general manager for the entity in Norway, this must be stated. If the entity does not have a general manager or business manager, or if the business manager is a legal person, a contact person must be stated.
Individuals must state their national identity number/d-number, name and home address.
Legal persons must state the organization number, name and business address.
When you register a contact person, the foreign entity must confirm the contact person’s attachment to the foreign entity in a separate attachment.
If you are going to register or if there is already registered a Norwegian representative, and the registered contact person is employed by the representative, the representative can confirm the contact person’s tie to the foreign entity.
Fill in a description, as accurate as possible, of the activity in Norway, or alternatively the grounds for registration. Note that it is not sufficient to state a general primary object, so it must be specified what is produced/sold and/or which services/activities are carried out. Make sure to specify clearly which branch the activity belongs to.
Some examples of how exact the description should be:
Building and construction:
- ground work
- heating, ventilation and sanitary work
- freighttransport by road
- Taxi driving
- commercial agencies with timber and construction materials
- wholesale trade with electronic household apppliances
- retail sale of meat and processed meat
- business consultancy
- consultancy within software design and the development of customer specific software
- consultancy connected to the extraction of crude oil and natural gas
If the entity engages in activities in several branches, list each of them according to the size of the turnover or employment.
Entities which have no business activity must state which activity is done, such as entities with real estate in Norway, owners with Norwegian securities, participants in companies etc.
When changing the information, state the new activity and the commencement date. If the entity has started an additional activity, also state the previously registered activity.
Here you state who has been assigned signature right. Signature right is an authority to act and sign on behalf of the entity in affairs of the entity. Only signature right assigned to the general manager, the board of the entity in Norway or a specific person can be registered. If signature right is assigned to specific persons, you have to state the name, address and national identity number/d-number of those that have been assigned signature right.
If signature right is assigned to several persons/roles, it must be stated whether this applies for them separately or jointly. It is not possible to register other limitations, such as time limits, amount limits or limiting the right only to the Norwegian entity.
Here you state who has been assigned the power of procuration.
Power of procuration is an authority in the same way as signature right, but less extensive. The business agent cannot without specific authorization transfer or mortgage real estate owned by the entity or moveable property which can be registered in the Norwegian Ship Registers or the Norwegian Civil Aircraft Register, or act on the entity’s behalf in lawsuits.
Only power of procuration assigned to the general manager, the board of the entity in Norway or specific persons can be registered. If the power of procuration is assigned to specific persons, you have to state the name, address and national identity number of the person(s).
If several persons have the power of procuration, it must be stated whether it applies separately or jointly. Other limitations, such as time limits, amount limits or limiting the power only to the business in Norway, cannot be registered.
The field must be filled out if the entity has an auditor. Fill in the auditor’s name/business name, address and organization number, have a look at the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities Act section 7.
The auditor must be approved by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway and registered in the Register of Auditors.
Note that the auditor can sign directly in this field. If the auditor signs directly in this field, it is not necessary to attach a declaration of acceptance. If the paid-up capital must be confirmed, you have to attach a separate document for this.
You fill out this field if the entity has an accountant. Fill in the accountant’s name/business name, address and organization number.
The accountant must be authorized by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway and registered in the Register of Accountants.
Note that the accountant can sign directly in this field. If the accountant signs directly in this field, it is not necessary to attach a declaration of acceptance.
You fill out this field if the business in Norway has a board. State the entire board with national identity numbers/d-numbers, names and addresses. Information about d-number is available under useful links.
If there is any information you need to register which does not have its own particular field, you use this one. Attach a separate sheet of paper if you need more space. Examples are:
- resignation according to the Register of Business Enterprises Act sections 4-6. State which role(s) you resign from.
- Striking off an entity from the Register of Business Enterprises. Have a look at field 2.3.
It is obligatory to register a notification address.
Only new entities have to register a notification address.
The notification addresses will be used by public authorities to notify the entity whenever important information is available in Altinn. The addresses will only be available for public authorities.
If you are going to change this information later, you have to do so in the entity’s profile in Altinn.
The entity must have at least one notification address.
The form must be signed for the notification to be approved.
Whoever signs the notification confirms that the informationis correct, and that they are aware of the fact that giving incorrect information is a crime, cf. the General civil penal code section 189.
Who is obliged to sign the notification depends on where the entity is going to register/is registered.
If the notification is going to be registered only in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities it must be signed by the board, a person who has been assigned signature right, the general manager, the business manager or the contact person. If the Norwegian representative is an individual, this person can also sign.
A notification to the Register of Business Enterprises must be signed by a person who is assigned signature right or a person with reporting obligations. The board of the Norwegian entity has reporting obligations. If there is no registered board, the general manager of the Norwegian entity has to sign the notification. If the Norwegian representative is an individual, this person is authorized to sign.