Report a move to Norway from abroad
If you plan to live in Norway for more than six months, you must report your relocation to Norway no later than eight days after your arrival. Before you show up at the Tax office you need to book an appointment.
Usually, you have to go to a tax office for ID control when you're reporting your move to Norway.
This also the case for Norwegian citizens who are moving back to Norway. If you're moving to Norway with your family, all members of your family must go to the tax office.
- When you intend to stay in Norway for less than six months, you do not have to report the move. However, you must go to the tax office to get a temporary identification number (D number).
- When you've applied for protection (asylum) and are getting a residence permit, when you're a resettlement refugee, or when you're a witness in a human trafficking case, you do not have to report the move. If you fall into one of these categories, it'll be taken care of electronically via the UDI (the immigration administration).
You will require the following documentation
First, remember that you need book an appointment.
The type of documentation you will need will depend on where you come from:
- Nordic citizens (also Norwegian citizens)
- Citizens from the EU/EFTA
- Citizens from outside the EU/EFTA
Bring your change of address notification
You can download and complete the form in advance.
You will receive a letter in the post when we have registered your move to Norway. The letter will be sent to your new address as registered with the National Registry. Remember to put your name on your new post-box. You will receive a letter in Altinn if you are registered as an online user.