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Norwegian ID number

The Norwegian D number is an 11 digit personal identifier, issued by the Tax Administration office (Skatteetaten). The number will be issued to foreign nationals with a residence permit in Norway.

NON-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens

Students from countries outside the EU/EEA area, will be registered at the Tax Administration office after meeting at the local police authorities to order the residence card. It is very important that you register your correct and complete address when applying for the residence card. 

You must notify the police if you have changed your address, so that the correct address is registered in the Tax Administration office. 

For more details please check UDI webside "how to get a national identity number".

How to obtain the Norwegian ID number:

  • Approximately 2 weeks after registration at the police, you will receive a letter from the Tax Administration office with your D number. 
  • Students staying in Norway for more than 6 months,  that need a Norwegian ID number in order to open a bank account and /or other purposes must book an appointment in advance at the Tax administration office

You must bring the following documents to the appointment with the Tax administration office:

  • Passport
  • Residence card
  • Student card
  • Housing contract

For more information please check the Tax Administration webside "Report a move to Norway from abroad.

EU/EEA/EFTA citizens

EU/EEA/EFTA students staying in Norway for more than six months must apply for a Norwegian ID number after obtaining the registration certificate from the local police authorities.

In order to apply for the Norwegian ID number, you must book an appointment in advance at the Tax Administration office.

For more information please check the Tax Adminitration webside "Report a move to Norway from abroad.