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Register with the Police

International students must register with the local police upon arrival. Find relevant instructions below based on your citizenship.

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

EU/EEA/EFTA citizens

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

Students that are EU/EEA/EFTA citizens  must book an individual appointment  with the local police (SUA). The appointment must be booked throught the SUA's Application Portal.

How to register:

  1. Book an appointment throught SUA's Application Portal.
  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. Students staying in Norway for more than 6 months must in addition bring a copy of their tenancy agreement and complete the following form: https://www.skatteetaten.no/en/person/national-registry/moving/to-Norway/

Non-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens: Applied from home

Apply for a Residence Card

Non-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens staying in Norway for more than 3 months must apply for a residence card at the Bergen Immigration Office.

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 international students*

UiB students must book an individual online appointment with the local police.

Appointments must be booked through the Application Portal, you can log in regularly and check if there are available appointments for your application type.

*International students must book the appointment with the police after completing the compulsory ten days quarantine period. This applies even if you were told that you must report to the police within a week of entry.

Address: The Bergen Immigration Office is located at Krokatjønnveien 5, 1st floor Fyllingsdalen (bus nr.4 from outside Xhibition Shopping Centre).

Documentation required to apply for a Residence card:

  • Passport
  • Address in Norway: It is extremely important that you bring your correct and complete address to the police appointmet*. 

*The residence card will be sent directly to the student's registered address. Please note that due to the ongoing situation, it might take additional time to get the card.

Students arriving late

  • Book an appointment online via the UDI application portal. 
  • Meet at the scheduled time at Bergen Immigration Office.*

*Adress: Krokatjønnveien 5, 1st floor Fyllingsdalen (bus nr.4 from outside Xhibition Shopping Centre).

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
Students should not book any trips abroad, until they have obtained a valid residence card. For more information www.udi.no

Non-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens: Applying from Norway

Apply for a study permit

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.
  • Have a valid Schengen visa in one of the countries in the Schengen area.

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 and follow the intructions. We urge you to do it as soon as possible after arrival in Norway.


  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: The Bergen Immigration Office is located at Krokatjønnveien 5, 1st floor Fyllingsdalen (bus nr.4 from outside Xhibition Shopping Centre).

  5. Collect your residence card
    • Where: At the International Centre (date to be announced).