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 you report a move to Norway?

Are you from the EU/EEA country and want to report a move to Norway, you must go to one of the 42 selected tax offices for an ID control. This also applies to Norwegian citizens who are returning to Norway.

If you’re from a non-EU/EEA country, you must book an appointment with the police, not the Norwegian Tax Administration. When you’ve ordered a residence card from the police, they’ll notify the Norwegian Tax Administration that you’re moving to Norway and need a Norwegian national identity number.

You’ll receive a letter in the post when the Tax Administration has registered your move to Norway. The letter will be sent to the address you’ve registered in the National Registry. Remember to put your name on your post-box.

Here, we explain what you need to do to report a move to Norway

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