National identity number

The Norwegian national identity number is a unique identifying number that you are assigned for life. It consists of 11 digits, of which the first six digits indicate the person's date of birth.

National identity numbers are assigned to:

  • Everyone who was born in Norway.

The Norwegian Tax Administration assigns each child a national identity number  once the hospital has notified the Norwegian Tax Administration of the birth.

  • Anyone who settles in Norway (periods of stay exceeding six months). How to report a move to Norway
  • Norwegian citizens born or residing abroad who need a national identity number in order to obtain a Norwegian passport. 

If this applies to you, contact your nearest Norwegian embassy or consulate.