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Register with the Police

You must register with the local police in Bergen in the first weeks of your stay in Norway.

Exempted:

  • Citizens from Nordic countries
  • Students staying less than 3 months

Find relevant instructions below based on your citizenship.

EU/EEA/EFTA citizens

Register online and visit the police station

Who: EU/EEA/EFTA citizens staying in Norway for more than 3 months

UiB appointments

  • Friday 12 January 09:00 – 11:30 (14:30): Students with last names starting with A - M

There will be a rush of students, and you must therefore arrive before 11:30 to make sure the staff can see you before it closes at 14:30.

  • Friday 19 January 12:30 – 14:30: Students with last names starting with N - Z (Å) (NEW TIME)

How

  1. Register at UDI's Application Portal
    • Create a new user account. You will receive an email to activate your account.
    • Choose Go to EU/EEA registration
    • Select Vest police district, Service Centre for Foreign Workers in Bergen when you are asked to choose a police station.
    • You do not have to book an appointment even if the system tells you to, as long as you attend one of the appointments for UiB students.
  2. Collect these documents:
    • Passport/National ID card (original)
    • Letter of Acceptance (printed copy)
    • European Health Insurance Card or other health insurance documentation (original or printed copy)
    • Personal declaration stating that you have sufficient funds to support yourself (printed and signed copy).
  3. Hand in all the documents
    • Appointment for UiB students:
    • If you arrive after 19 January:
      • You have to book an appointment in the application portal
      • Meet at the Service centre for foreign workers at Nonnesetergaten 4

No fee is required.

When you register with the police, you will receive a Residence registration certificate.

Non-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens: Applied from home

Apply for a Residence Card

Who: Non-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens staying in Norway for more than 3 months

UiB appointments

  • Friday 12 January 09:00 – 11:30
  • Friday 19 January 12:30 – 14:30 (NEW TIME)

The letter from the Norwegian Embassy states that you need to go to the police within 7 days after arrival, but this does not apply if you meet at one of the scheduled appointments on 12 or 19 January.

How

  1. Appointment with the police:
    • UiB appointments: You do not need to book an appointment at UDI's Application Portal to visit the Immigration Office, even if the portal asks you to.
    • If you arrive after 19 January, book an appointment at UDI's Application Portal.
  2. Collect these documents:
    • Passport
    • Address in Norway
  3. Hand in the documents
    • Appointment for UiB students:
      • See dates above
      • At the Bergen Immigration Office (Bergen South Police Station)
      • Address: Nesttunbrekka 95 (light rail stop Skjoldskiftet)
    • If you arrive after 19 January:
      • Book an appointment at UDI's Application Portal
      • At the Bergen Immigration Office (Bergen South Police Station)
      • Address: Nesttunbrekka 95 (light rail stop Skjoldskiftet)
  4. Collect your residence card

    Non-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens: Applying from Norway

    Apply for a study permit

    Who: Non-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens staying in Norway for more than 3 months

    If you did not have the possibility to apply for a study permit before you entered Norway, you must apply immediately upon arrival in Bergen. Note that not all students have this option, please check UDI's instructions based on your citizenship.

    Book a personal appointment

    You have to book a personal appointment in UDI's Application portal. You cannot attend the scheduled UiB appointments when applying from Norway.

    We urge you to book your appointment as early as possible, as appointments fill up very quickly.

    How

    1. Print UDI's checklist and gather the necessary documents.
    2. Apply on UDI's Application Portal and pay the application fee.
    3. Book a personal appointment at the Bergen South Police Station (Bergen Immigration Office).
    4. Hand in the application and required documents:
      • At the Bergen Immigration Office (Bergen South Police Station)
      • Address: Nesttunbrekka 95 (light rail stop Skjoldskiftet)
    5. Collect your residence card