Apply for retirement

Information about how to apply and criteria when applying for retirement pension or contractual early retirement pension scheme (AFP)

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Here's how you apply for retirement

After you turn 67, you can apply for your retirement pension from the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (Statens pensjonskasse in Norwegian, or SPK).

No later than three months before you retire:

  1. Report to your manager well before you retire.
  2. Terminate the position (valid from the 1st of a month) by email to your manager with a copy to HR.HR then submits a pension notification form to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (SPK)

SPK registers pension applications continuously.You can check the application status on "Min side" on SPK's website (in Norwegian only).

In addition to the employer reporting your retirement pension to SPK, you must also apply for retirement benefits from the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme (in Norwegian only).

What is contractual early retirement (AFP)?

Contractual early retirement is a pension scheme available to state employees and teachers between the ages of 62 and 67 years old. The terms for an AFP vary based on your age, but the conditions are generally described here:

When you turn 67, you will begin to receive a regular retirement pension. Read more specific details (only in Norwegian) about transition from AFP to a regular retirement pension.

Here's how to apply for an AFP

The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund has a guided process (only in Norwegian) for applying for a contractual early retirement pension.

Pension payments

Pension funds are deposited into your bank account on the 20th of each month. If the 20th falls on a Friday, the funds will be deposited a day earlier. You don't need to provide a tax card to NAV, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, because the tax office will take care of this for you.

Pension rights

If you have worked in the private sector before, you may have several pension rights.Go to to find a comprehensive overview of your presumed pension rights.Here you will find an overview of rights both in the National Insurance Scheme, SPK, from private occupational pension schemes and individual agreements.

"Min side" (My page)

You can find an overview of your own pension figures at SPK, via "Min side" (in Norwegian only).This is a password-protected website and you log in via Altinn.By using the pension calculator, you can check your options.

Pension calculator

If you were born between 1944 and 1953, you can calculate your pension using SPK's pension calculator (in Norwegian).

NTNU's senior courses

NTNU offers courses on retirement for all employees with information about:

  • Retirement policies
  • Finances
  • Health

New courses are posted on the Learning Portal and are for employees when they have turned 60 years old.

See also

Contact information

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