How do family members of EU/EEA citizens get a Norwegian identification number (D number or national identification number) and a tax deduction card?
If you are a family member of an EU/EEA citizen, you must contact the Norwegian Tax Administration to be assigned a Norwegian identification number (either a D number or a national identity number (fødselsnummer)).
You will be assigned a Norwegian identification number from the Norwegian Tax Administration by reporting your move to Norway (external website) after being granted a residence card as a family member to an EU/EEA citizen.
Suppose you want to start working before you have been granted a residence card as a family member to an EU/EEA citizen. In that case, you must apply to the Norwegian Tax Administration for a tax deduction card (external website). Before you start working, you must provide documentation showing that your family member has the right of residency in Norway. Having a right of residency means that the EU/EEA citizen is either an employee, self-employed, a student, has their own funds, or is employed by a foreign enterprise. Students residing in Norway on their own funds must have insurance.