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Norwegian national ID numbers

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In Norway, you must have a Norwegian ID number. You must use this number to identify yourself to public authorities and to open a Norwegian bank account. People resident in Norway will be given a national ID number. Foreigners who intend to stay in Norway for less than six months will be given a D number.

In order to obtain either a national ID number or a D number, you must do the following:

Your national ID number or D number will be shown on your tax deduction card.

What is the difference between a national ID number and a D number?

  • Everyone who is resident in Norway will be allocated a national ID number, which they will keep for life. National ID numbers consist of 11 digits, of which the first six digits indicate the person's date of birth.
  • Foreigners who come to work in Norway for less than six months will not be given a national ID number. Instead, they will be allocated a D number.
  • If you intend to stay in Norway for more than six months, you must apply for a national ID number by reporting a move to Norway. If you have previously been allocated a D number, you must subsequently only use your national ID number.
  • You must use your national ID number or D number every time you come to Norway to work. You must also state this number when you request a new tax deduction card.

Opening a bank account in Norway

  • You must have a Norwegian national ID number or D number to open a bank account in Norway. Banks may order a D number in some cases.
  • You should have a bank account in Norway that your employer can pay your salary into, and that the Norwegian Tax Administration can transfer any excess tax deductions into where applicable.

 


Work in Norway

Here is your National identity number

Your national ID number or D number will be shown on your tax deduction card