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Checklist for new international students

As a new international student at UiB, you will need to complete compulsory registrations and other formalities during the first weeks of the semester.

SiB Student Deposit Account (for visa purposes)

International students that have transferred money to the deposit account for foreign students, for visa/study permit purposes, must contact the Student Welfare Organisation (SiB).

Where: SiB's Information desk at the Student Centre (Campus Map Index no. 14). 
E-mail: sib.okonomi@sib.no
Opening hours: Monday–Friday 08:00–15:00
When: Sammen will transfer the money to you as soon as you notify them of your Norwegian bank account number.

Before you have acquired a Norwegian bank account

SiB can issue a cash card to cover your living expenses before you have acquired a Norwegian bank account. You can have up to NOK 19,800 deposited to the cash card, NOK 9,500 at a time. Make sure that the amount is sufficient to cover your expenses until you have acquired your own bank account.

The cash card can be ordered by sending an e-mail to SiB with your name and the required amount, or you can visit the Information desk in person. The cash card will be ready to be picked up the following day. SiB will also have a stand on Thursday 11 August on day 1 of the Introductory Programme where they will hand out cash cards.

Documents: You must bring your passport/ID card and a copy of the deposit document.