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Fiches Belges: La Norvège

Perquisition et visite domiciliaire (601)


La Norvège

Is this measure possible in your Member State under International Judicial Cooperation?

1. Police examination of residences, premises or storage places, papers and the like and the contents of locked objects. 2. Police examination of objects and places other than living accommodation. Places or objects that are freely accessible are not covered by the rules of search. If any person is with just cause suspected of an act punishable by imprisonment, a search may be made of his residence, premises or storage place in order to undertake an arrest or to look for evidence or objects that may be seized or on which charge may be created. A search may be made on any other persons premises when there is a just cause for such an act, and (a): the act has been committed or the suspect arrested there, (b): the suspect has been there under pursuit when caught in the act or on finding fresh clues, (c): there are otherwise special grounds to assume that the suspect can be arrested, or that there may be found evidence or objects that may be seized or on which a charge may be created. If the suspicion relates to an act punishable by imprisonment for 8 years or more, a search may be made of all buildings or premises in a specific area if there are grounds to assume that the offender may be hiding in the area, or that evidence or objects liable to seizure may be found there.


La Norvège

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

CoE 1959 Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance EU 2000 Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in criminal matters (MLA 2000)


La Norvège

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

Primary competent body: the courts. In matters of urgency: a decision may be made by the prosecution authority. In the event of a search of editorial offices or the like, the decision shall be made by the senior public prosecutor, and only if it is probable that the investigation will be substantially impaired by waiting for a court decision. A police officer may make a search in any building or premises that by their nature are accessible to all, or are the site of any activity that requires the permission of the police, and when the subject is caught in the act or pursued when so caught or on finding fresh clues, or when there is a strong suspicion of an act punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding six months and there is an imminent risk that the purpose of the search will otherwise be thwarted.

* execute/recognise the measure (if other than the receiving authority)



La Norvège

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and English


La Norvège

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)



La Norvège

a. Special requirements

The subject should be discussed in detail by the authorities involved in the concrete case. Within the framework of Norwegian legislation, the competent Norwegian authorities will try to carry out the measure in keeping with the wishes of the requesting State.

b. Other useful information

There is nothing to prevent representatives of the requesting State from being present at and assisting in the search.

Last reviewed on 21 août 2017 by Secrétariat du RJE
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