Norges Bank

How to exchange withdrawn banknotes and coins


Please complete the form in accordance with Norges Bank’s guidelines. Fill in the form electronically before making a printout or write clearly by hand in capital letters.

Choose one out of three forms - depending on the amount you wish to exchange:

1. Your details as the owner of the banknotes/coins

Identification details must refer to the owner of the banknotes/coins. The bank account specified must also be in the name of the owner. If not, the payment will be stopped.

If the owner of the banknotes/coins is a business/company/legal entity, please enter the company’s organisation number. Please enclose a certificate of registration no older than three months and a list of beneficial owners. If the legal entity is not registered in the Register of Business Enterprises, please enclose a printout from the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities (Enhetsregisteret) or other public register.

Norges Bank will if necessary conduct an enquiry under the Anti-Money Laundering Act to assess whether the payment can be made to the account. For payments to an overseas bank account, please provide the IBAN number and SWIFT code (BIC).

2. Details of the banknotes/coins to be exchanged

Specify the number of banknotes and coins of each denomination and the total amount to be exchanged.

3. How the banknotes or coins came to be in your possession

Norges Bank has legal obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering Act. Like your bank, we are required to investigate how the money you wish to exchange came into your possession. We therefore need to enquire about the origin of the banknotes/coins.

If you received the banknotes/coins as remuneration, please provide details of the business you recieved the remunerations from.

If you received the money as inheritance, please enclose documentation in the form of a copy of the grant of probate or other documentation showing that the money was received as inheritance. Letters of authority from other heirs and copies of their identification documents should also be enclosed if the grant of probate does not specify who has the authority to act on behalf of the estate.

If you recieved the money as a gift, please provide details of giver.

Norges Bank reserves the right to request additional information pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering Act or other relevant legislation.

Published 6 August 2021 15:00
Published 6 August 2021 15:00