Moving to Norway

If you're planning to live in Norway for six months or more, you must report your move to Norway no later than eight days after your arrival.

If you're registered as a resident in Norway, you'll be assigned a Norwegian national identity number. If you already have an national identity number, you must use this number. You don't have to tell us you're moving here if you intend to stay in Norway for less than six months. You may then have a temporary ID number (D number).

If you're planning to live in Norway for six months or more, you must report your move to Norway no later than eight days after your arrival.

If you're in Norway to work, but still live in a country within the EEA, you may be a commuter. You must still tell us about your move to Norway, but we'll consider whether you should be exempt from the requirement to be registered as resident in Norway. Read more about the rules for commuters

Where can I report my move to Norway?

To report a move to Norway, you must go to one of 42 selected tax offices in person in order to submit a relocation notification and undergo an ID control. This also applies to Norwegian citizens who are returning to Norway.

The Directorate of Immigration submits notifications of relocation for single minors and resettlement refugees. 

You must bring the following when you report a move to Norway:

  1. Reporting a move to Norway. You must submit a notification of moving to Norway. You can download and print the form in advance
  2. Identification documents for ID controls. Everyone who moves to Norway must have to undergo an ID control in person. All family members must attend if you're moving to Norway with your family. The identification documents that you have to present will depend on your citizenship and the basis for your residence in Norway. Read more about ID controls
  3. Proof of lawful residence in Norway. Nordic and Norwegian citizens don't have to present such documentation. Citizens of other countries must present a registration certificate issued by the police, or a Schengen residence card that shows you've got a residence permit that's valid for six months or more.
  4. Proof that you intend to live in Norway for at least six months. You must also bring documentation that verifies you'll remain in Norway for six months or more. Examples include:
  • A valid house purchase contract or a tenancy agreement that's valid for at least six months. If your tenancy agreement is more than three months old, you must bring confirmation from the property owner that proves your tenancy agreement is still valid.
  • If you intend to work in Norway, you must also bring an employment contract that's valid for six months or more. If your contract is more than three months old, you must bring confirmation from your employer that shows the contract is still valid.
  • In the case of work assignments for manpower enterprises, you must also bring assignment confirmations with a duration of a total of at least six months.
  • If you run your own business, you must also bring documentation of this.
  • Confirmation of admission to a school, if you intend to study.
  • Any other documentation that shows you intend to stay in Norway for six months or more.
  • The person or persons with parental responsibility that  the child lived with at your former address must sign the notification.
  • If only one parent lived with the child at the address that you're moving from, you must present documentation to verify this, e.g. a certificate of residence from the country you're moving from.
  • If the child is moving together with a parent who's got sole custody of the child, this responsibility must be documented, for example through a  printout from the country's National Population Register.
  • If the child is moving from a joint home and custody is shared, a signature and a copy of an identification document will be required from the parent who's not moving.
  • The child must bring a valid identification document, unless he or she is covered by the parent's passport.

If a child under the age of 18 moves to Norway alone in order to live with their mother, father or other family member, documentation that shows the child intends to live in Norway for at least six months must be presented. This could for example be confirmation from a preschool, school or health centre.

Confirmation

You'll receive a letter in the post when we've 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.

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