Your residence permit determines whether you’ll be automatically considered a resident in Norway

This information concerns those who have been granted a residence permit by UDI of at least six months.

When you receive a residence permit of at least six months, the immigration authorities will notify the National Population Register about this. You’ll be automatically registered as a resident in Norway and receive a Norwegian national identity number

Your type of residence permit determines whether you’re automatically registered as a resident in Norway and assigned a national identity number. Various types of residence permits include, for example, permission to study, reunite with a family member or work.

It you’ve received a residence permit type that does not give automatic residency in Norway, you’ll receive a D number. If you’ve received a D number and are going to stay in Norway for at least six consecutive months, you must report a move to Norway yourself.

How to report a change of address if you’ve received a D number

If you report a move to Norway within 30 days from your D number being assigned, you can download and submit the notification of your move (RF-1401 Notification of a move to Norway) with documentation to the Tax Administration.

If you're an online user, you can submit the notification online.

You can also send it by post to

Skatteetaten
Postboks 9200 - Grønland
0134 Oslo

Mark the envelope with "Melding om innflytting".

If more than 30 days have passed since your D number was assigned, you must meet for a new ID check. Book an appointment at a tax office that carries out ID checks and bring all necessary documentation with you.

  • Evidence of a residential property for 6 months or longer: If you rent a property, you must provide a written confirmation or a tenancy agreement signed by the owner of the property or by the representative for the rental business. This must confirm that you’re a tenant and the period of your tenancy.
  • Evidence of employment for 6 months or longer: An employment contract or written confirmation of assignment from your employer. If your working hours vary, please provide working schedules or time sheets showing which days you’re working.
  • Evidence of education/studies for 6 months or longer: Written confirmation from your place of study showing the duration of your studies.

You can also provide any other evidence showing that you intend to live in Norway for a consecutive period of at least 6 months or take up permanent residence.