Norwegian Bank Account
Check out several banks - the conditions for opening an account and cost of having an account varies.
Opening an account
Different banks have different rules for opening a bank account. Some banks may ask to see a work contract or something similar before they will let you open an account, while others just want an id.number. Some accept D-number, while other demands the permanent id.number. It also varies how much information they have available in English.
Banks also have different prices on their services etc. - so it can be worthwhile to spend some time checking several banks.
D-number and bank account
- Under construction
Many banks may be reluctant to give you any credit cards in the beginning since you don´t have a credit history in Norway. But the corporate credit card you can apply for as an employee of the university, you should be able to receive without any delay.
Bank-Id and Biometric passports
In order to get a bank id, the banks requires that you have a biometric passport.
Alternative to Bank-ID
Buypass can be an alternative for bank-id and it does not require a biometric passport, but it is not a free of charge.
Read more: https://www.buypass.com/end-user/buypass-id
No bank account
Employees at UiB who cannot open a bank account on commencement of employment should talk to their department in order to find a solution so they can receive a salary. Some may be able to use their foreign bank account.