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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.

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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:

  • Passport
  • 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.