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Register with the Police

You must register with the local police upon arrival.

 

*Exempted:

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

Find relevant instructions below based on your citizenship.

EU/EEA/EFTA citizens

Register online and visit the police station

Who: EU/EEA/EFTA citizens staying in Norway for more than 3 months 

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.

UDI Online registration guide

Thursday 30 August 09:00 – 14:30: Students with last names starting with A - M*       

Friday 31 August 09:00 – 14:30: Students with last names starting with N - Z (Å)*

*We advise you to be there early as there will be many students waiting to prossess their registration

  1. 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).
  2. Hand in all the documents
    • Appointment for UiB students:
    • If you arrive after 31 August:
      • Meet at the Service centre for foreign workers at Nonnesetergaten 4 Friday 7 September 09:00 – 11:30.

No fee is required.

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. Please note that this does not apply to UIB students, as UIB has been allocated appointments for their students.

UiB appointments

  • Friday 17 August 09:00 – 10:15: Students with last names starting with A - M * 
  • Friday 17 August 10:15 – 11:30: Students with last names starting with N- Z (Å)* 
  • Friday 24 August 09:00 – 10:15: Students with last names starting with A-M *
  • Friday 24 August 10:15 – 11:30: 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.

Where:

At the Bergen Immigration Office (Bergen South Police Station)

  1. Bring these documents:
  • Passport
  • Address in Norway
  1. Collect your residence card
  • At the International Centre [date to be announced]

Students arriving after the 24 August:

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 AFS Norway, My Education, Fulbright, Youth for Understanding (YFU), STS High School Foundation (STS), Rotary, Explorius 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).