An ID check is a check of a person’s identity and identity documents. The Norwegian Tax Administration offers ID checks at 42 selected tax offices.
To undergo an ID check, you must attend in person and present your identity document(s). Which documents you need to provide will depend on your citizenship and the basis for your residence in Norway.
- Passport or national ID card that has a photograph of you and that states your citizenship and gender. If you're moving to Norway from another Nordic country, a valid driving licence will also be accepted together with a printout from the National Population Register of the country you're moving from that states your citizenship and gender. The printout must be dated and no more than three months old. It must also be signed and stamped.
- Children under the age of 18 can present a birth certificate/printout from the register of births from a Nordic country together with a passport photograph and a printout from their home country’s National Population Register that shows their citizenship and gender. The printout must be no more than three months old. It must also be signed and stamped.
- Passport or national ID card that has a photograph of you and that states your citizenship and gender.
- Asylum seekers and resettlement refugees without refugee status
- Refugees, including resettlement refugees with refugee status
- Persons seeking a family reunion with a refugee
- Persons with residence based on compelling humanitarian reasons
- Persons with a period of reflection (victim of human trafficking)
- Persons who have been granted a residence permit and are NOT able to obtain a passport from their home country's authorities
If you belong to one of the following groups, you can prove your identity by presenting one of the following identity documents:
- Norwegian Schengen-standardised residence card
- Refugee travel document issued by Norwegian authorities
- Norwegian card for asylum seeker, in combination with a printout from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration's residence status system ("UDI oppholdsstatus")
- Travel document for emergencies within its validity period with a Schengen visa
- Travel document for emergencies with a Schengen visa that is outside its validity period but that has been endorsed by the police to indicate that it may be presented to the authorities responsible for the National Populiation Register as a valid identity document
- Immigrant's passport issued by Norwegian authorities
Your identity may be registered as having been either verified or not verified. Information regarding whether your identity has been verified will be registered in the National Population Register and will be made available to public and private sector organisations that use the National Population Register.
An identity and identity document check has been carried out through personal attendance at one of 42 selected tax offices.
- Not verified
Used in cases where a person’s identity has not been verified.
Whether or not your identity has been registered as verified in the National Population Register may determine whether you can claim certain rights. It's the public agency or private organisation that offers a service that determines whether your identity must be verified in order for you to gain access to their services. Any questions about this matter must be addressed to the agency/organisation concerned.