The Norwegian national identity number is an 11-digit personal identifier. Everyone on the Norwegian National Registry has a national identity number.
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The Tax Administration issues the child with a national identity number once the hospital has sent a notification of birth to the Tax Administration.
The following are issued with a national identity number
- Everyone born in Norway
- Everyone who settles in Norway
- Norwegian citizens born or resident abroad who need a national identity number in order to be issued with a Norwegian passport
Structure of the national identity number
- The national identity number consists of 11 digits
- The first six digits represent the date of birth in the order date, month, year
- The next three digits are an individual number, the third digit of which indicates gender – even numbers for women and odd numbers for men
- The last two digits are control digits
- The last five digits of the national identity number constitute the personal number
- The three digits comprising the individual number are allocated sequentially within the specific date of birth. Individual digits are allocated as follows:
- born 1854-1899: allocated from series 749-500
- born 1900-1999: allocated from series 499-000
- born 1940-1999: also allocated from series 999-900
- born 2000-2039: allocated from series 999-500
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The first digits in the individual number show that the person was born in the 1800s and the last digit indicates a man. This number would belong to a man born on 1 December 1899. For reasons of data privacy, this is not an actual national identity number.