You get a national identity number without meeting at the Tax Administration


A new arrangement for ordering a national identity number starts 8 February 2019. From this date, if you are from a country outside of the EU/EEA, you will receive a national identity number or a D number without meeting at the Tax Administration.

Published: 01.02.2019

Who can get the national identity number or D number without meeting with the Tax Administration?

If you have obtained a residence permit in Norway according to the regulations for nationals of countries outside the EU/EEA, you may get a national identity number or a D number without meeting with the Tax Administration.

What do you have to do?

You have to meet at the police office to order a residence card, as before. When you do, the police will give notice to the Tax Administration that you need a national ID number or a D number. Therefore, you do not need to attend the Tax Administration to request this.

If you have changed your address in Norway since you applied for a residence permit, you must inform the police about this when you meet, so that the correct residence address is registered in the National Registry.

When do you get a national identity number or a D number?

When the Tax Administration is informed by the police, they register you in the National Registry. Once they have done this, they will send you a letter with your D number or your national identity number. It usually takes about two weeks for this letter to arrive by mail.

Tax deduction card

Some people still have to meet with the Tax Administration to get their tax card. You can find information on the Tax Administration's website on how foreign citizens apply for tax cards (external website).

Who must still meet with the Tax Administration to get the D number or the national identity number?

If you belong to one of these groups, you must still meet with the Tax Administration:

  • EU/EEA nationals
  • Family members of EU/EEA citizens
  • Seasonal workers

Seasonal workers will eventually not have to meet with the Tax Administration.

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