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Brexit – registering as a resident in Norway

If you're a British citizen who is registered as a resident in Norway, who has reported a move to Norway or who is going to report a move to Norway, you'll find information about what you should do in this article.

You must apply for a new residence permit. Read more on the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

If you receive a new type of residence permit, the National Population Register will be updated with your new permit information. You do not need to contact us.

You must apply for a new residence permit. Read more on the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). 
Important information
  • When we process your notification, we’ll consider whether you had right of residency pursuant to EEA regulations as of 31 December 2020.
  • We’ll consider whether you've presented a registration certificate from the police, or other documentation that proves you have right of residence.
  • We’ll also check whether you've applied for a new residence permit. 

Lawful residence

If we consider you to have lawful residence in Norway, and that you've substantiated your settlement in Norway, you'll be registered as a resident in Norway and issued a Norwegian national identity number.
If you, at a later date, are granted the new permit you've applied for, the National Population Register will be updated with your new permit information.

Unlawful residence

If we consider you to have an unlawful residence in Norway, your notification of a move to Norway will be dismissed. You'll then have to report a move again once you've been granted a new residence permit.

Important information
  • When we process your notification, we’ll consider whether you had right of residency pursuant to EEA regulations as of 31 December 2020.
  • We’ll consider whether you've presented a registration certificate from the police, or other documentation that proves you have right of residence.
  • We’ll also check whether you've applied for a new residence permit. 

Lawful residence

If we consider you to have lawful residence in Norway, and that you've substantiated your settlement in Norway, you'll be registered as a resident in Norway and issued a Norwegian national identity number.
If you, at a later date, are granted the new permit you've applied for, the National Population Register will be updated with your new permit information.

Unlawful residence

If we consider you to have an unlawful residence in Norway, your notification of a move to Norway will be dismissed. You'll then have to report a move again once you've been granted a new residence permit.

You have to visit the police and order a residence card, when you`ve received your residence permit.

The police will notify the Norwegian Tax Administration that you’re moving to Norway and need a Norwegian identification number (national identity number or D number).This means you do not have to go to the tax office to obtain a Norwegian identification number.

You cannot report a move before you've applied for a new residence permit.

If you as a British citizen are to have a right of residence pursuant to EEA regulations after 1 January 2021, it must be as a service provider or based on a family relation with a person with rights pursuant to EEA regulations. This could be an EEA citizen or a Norwegian citizen.

Generally, you must apply for a Schengen residence permit from the immigration authorities. 

If you do not wish to wait, you can report a move before you've applied for a Schengen residence permit. You must then document your right of residence to us in connection with your notification of a move.