Google Places Search Settings for Norwegian Brønnøysundregistrene Register

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When using Google Places to find Norwegian companies too few VAT numbers are found.

The main issue is that Google returns a slightly different name than can be found in Brønnøysundregistrene, the Norwegian register for all companies in Norway.


In Nebula Google Places you can manage settings for all your users. We have now created a search setting which the Google Places admin can enable, Search Brønnøysundregistrene.

How to

Follow these steps to enable the Search Brønnøysundregistrene setting

  1. The Google Places admin logs into 
  2. Go to the Settings (top right corner)
  3. Enable the Search Brønnøysundregistrene setting

With this setting you can enable or disable the functionality to search the Norwegian Register, Brønnøysundregistrene.
For Norwegian companies it is garanteed that a VAT number is found when you use this search method.

Searching with Google never provides you a postal address but only a visit address. The Norwegian Register however can, in most cases, provide a postal address besides the visit address.

Note: When using this setting, keep in mind that searching the Norwegian Register can only be done by startwith and not by contains. So the company name must start with the name you are searching for.
Note: Also a phonenumber is not stored in the register.