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Register with the Police

You must register with the local police upon arrival.

Find relevant instructions below based on your citizenship.

Exempted:

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

EU/EEA/EFTA citizens

Register online and visit the police station

Who: EU/EEA/EFTA citizens staying in Norway for more than 3 months. No fee is required.

UiB appointments

  • Thursday 31 January 09:00–14:30: Students with last names starting with A - M*
  • Friday 1 February 09:00–14:30: Students with last names starting with N - Z (Å)*

*We advise you to be there early and make sure you draw a queue number between 09:00 - 11.00 to be able to be serviced.

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.
    • Please note that you do not have to book an appointment in advance, as UiB has been allocated appointments for their students.
    • Use UDI's Online registration guide for assistance if needed.
  2. Bring these documents
    • Passport/National ID card (original). Gender must be stated in the passport/ID card.
    • 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. Register with the police
    • Appointment for UiB students:
    • If you arrive after 1 February:
      • Meet at the Service centre for foreign workers at Nonnesetergaten 4. You do not need to book an appointment.

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

The letter from the Norwegian Immigration Authorities (UDI) states that you need to go to the police within 7 days after arrival. This does not apply to UiB students, as UiB has been allocated appointments for their students.

UiB appointments

  • Friday 11 January 09:00 – 10:30: Students with last names starting with A - M* 
  • Friday 11 January 10:30 – 12:30: Students with last names starting with N- Z (Å)*

*We advise you to be there early as there will be many students waiting to apply for the residence card.

How

    1. Bring your
      • Passport
      • Address in Norway
    2. Register with the police on Friday 11 January
      • At the Bergen Immigration Office (Bergen South Police Station)
      • Address: Nesttunbrekka 95 (light rail stop Skjoldskiftet)
    3. Collect your residence card
      • At the International Centre [date to be announced]

    Students arriving after the 11 January:

    Meet at the Bergen Immigration Office (Bergen South Police Station), at Nesttunbrekka 95 (light rail stop Skjoldskiftet).

    Opening hours*:

    • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 09:00-13:00
    • Tuesday from 09:00-11:30

    *The Bergen immigraton Office is closed every Friday.

    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

    Certain groups of students are exempt from the requirement that a residence permit must have been granted before entering Norway. This applies to applicants who:

    • are mediated via Fulbright or the Research Council of Norway (NFR)
    • have a scholarship from a Norwegian public institution
    • are here to study at a higher education institution under an exchange scheme organised by the EU or under a bilateral agreement between a Norwegian and foreign higher education institution.

    Book a personal appointment

    Applications from Norway must be submitted in person to the police in the district where the student lives. You must book a personal appointment in UDI's Application portal. We urge you to do it as soon as possible after arrival in Norway.

    You cannot attend the scheduled UiB appointments when applying from Norway.

    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 in the portal 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
      • Where: At the International Centre (date to be announced).