Norwegian Bank Account
International students staying in Norway for longer than six months can open a bank account when they have received their Norwegian ID number.
Staying for 2 semesters or more (more than 6 months)
You must have a Norwegian ID number to open a bank account. When you have received the ID number, you must meet in person at the bank of your choice.
You must bring the following documents to the bank:
- Residence registration certificate (EU/ EEA/EFTA citizens) or residence card (non-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens)
- Letter of Acceptance
- Documentation of your Norwegian ID number
You should expect several weeks for the account to be opened.
Staying for 1 semester (less than 6 months)
Unfortunately it is nearly impossible for those who are in Norway for six months or less (one semester) to open a Norwegian bank account. We therefore recommend that you bring with you a credit card (visa/master) that can be used in Norway during your stay.