An ID check is an identity and identification check. To undergo an ID check, you must attend in person and show your identification document.
The requirements your identification document needs to meet depend on your citizenship and the basis for your residence permit in Norway.
See what applies to you:
- Passport or national ID card with a photograph of you and information about 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 with information about your citizenship and gender. The printout must be dated and no older than three months. It must also be signed and stamped.
- Children under the age of 18 may use their birth certificate/printed confirmation of their birth registration from the national population register in a Nordic country together with a passport photo and a printout from their home country’s national population register that shows their citizenship and gender. The printout must be no older than three months. It must also be signed and stamped.
- Passport or national ID card with a photograph of you and information about your citizenship and gender.
- asylum seekers and resettlement refugees who do not have refugee status
- refugees, including resettlement refugees with refugee status
- persons with a family reunion with a refugee
- persons with a residence permit based on strong humanitarian considerations
- persons with a period of reflection (victims of human trafficking)
- persons who are granted a residence permit and who CANNOT get a passport from their home country’s authorities
If you belong to one of these groups, you can use one of the following identity documents as identification:
- a Norwegian Schengen-standardised residence card
- a refugee travel document issued by Norwegian authorities
- a Norwegian asylum seeker certificate, along with a printout UDI confirming your residency status
- an up-to-date and valid laissez-passer with a Schengen visa
- a laissez-passer with an out-of-date Schengen visa, but with confirmation from the police that it is valid as identification for authorities that are in charge of the National Population Register
- an immigrant's passport issued by Norwegian authorities
Book an appointment for an ID check
The Tax Administration offers ID checks in 42 selected tax offices.
The status of your identity basis can be either checked or not checked
Your identity may be registered as checked or not checked in the National Population Register. Information about whether your identity has been checked will be registered in the National Population Register, and it is available to public and private enterprises that use the National Population Register.
You have attended an identity and identification check.
- Not checked
Used in the cases when the identity has not been checked.
It can be decisive for your access to a number of rights whether your identity has been registered as checked in the National Population Register. It is the relevant public or private enterprise offering a service that determines whether your identity needs to be checked in order to use their services.
If you have any questions about this, you must contact the relevant enterprise.