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eInvoicing Documentation


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eInvoicing in Norway

  • Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development (policy),
  • Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi) (implementation and maintenance)
  • Ministry of Government Administration and Modernisation
  • Regulation on electronic invoicing in public procurement (FOR-2019-04-01-444)
  • Digitisation circular H-08/18 (Digitaliseringsrundskrivet)
  • Reference directory for IT standards in the public sector (“Referansekatalogen for IT-standarder i offentlig sektor”)
Transposed the Directive 2014/55/EU


Use of the extra year for compliance of non-central entities (by )


Mandatory forB2G eInvoicing is mandatory to receive for Central Government contracting authorities.
B2G eInvoicing is mandatory for economic operators to send to central government entities.

PEPPOL BIS Billing and UBL. CII support over EEA threshold values.


PEPPOL eDelivery Network

Use of CIUS and/or Extensions

PEPPOL BIS Billing 3.0 (EN CIUS)


From 2011 onwards, all central authorities were required to receive invoices electronically. In 2012, it became mandatory for the suppliers of central government entities to invoice them electronically. From April 2nd, 2019 it is mandatory for all contracting authorities to require their suppliers to send and themselves to receive and process eInvoices according to the EU Norm using EHF/PEPPOL BIS Billing and the PEPPOL eDelivery network.

Additionally, the central government contracting authorities issuing invoices are mandated to offer sending EHF/PEPPOL BIS Billing 3.0 invoices to business recipients.

eInvoicing platform and eInvoicing management solutions

In Norway, public entities use the PEPPOL eDelivery Network to send and receive eInvoices. Solution providers operating PEPPOL access points often provide eInvoicing solutions for creating, submitting, transmitting, receiving and processing eInvoices. Both economic operators and contracting authorities rely on the service of these service providers. Additionally, Difi publishes a list of eInvoicing service providers.

In the public sector, the main eInvoicing management solutions are Unit4 /AgressoVISMABasware (Contempus) and SAP. There are more than 60 different PEPPOL BIS compliant solutions used in the private sector.

Approach for receiving and processing eInvoices

Economic operators can submit eInvoices either by using their own internal ERP or accounting systems or by using approved eInvoicing solution providers. The Norwegian eProcurement infrastructure is built around the PEPPOL Business Interoperability Specifications (BIS) and the PEPPOL eDelivery Network.

The Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management (DFO) receives invoices on behalf of nearly 200 of the country's central government entities.

The Norwegian Agency for Public Management and e-Government (Difi), is the PEPPOL Authority in Norway. Difi authorises Norwegian-registered Access Points and operates the ELMA registry (a PEPPOL Service Metadata Publisher), with more than 132.000 receivers by January 2019, containing the identities and receiving capabilities of all Norwegian public entities and economic operators that communicate using the PEPPOL eDelivery Network.

Additional information

Difi offers the Oxalis open source sample implementations for PEPPOL Access Points, which are widely used by solution providers across Europe.[1]

The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation is in charge of implementing the directive in a national regulation as part of the public procurement regulations under the law on public procurement.

Norway has implemented the European standard on eInvoicing

[1] More information on :

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You can also access the 2016 and 2017 eInvoicing Country Sheets via the eInvoicing User Community.


Last updated:  Apr 24, 2019 15:50