How do I get a bank account and a bank card?
To open a bank account in Norway, you must have the following:
- a registered address
- a valid and approved identification
Examples of valid identification are:
- a valid foreign passport
- a valid travel document for refugees
- a valid immigrant’s passport
The bank may ask for additional valid identification documents, or further documentation of your identity, before they are able to give you a bank account. This is because they have to be certain of who you are.
See further information from Finance Norway on how to open a bank account or how to obtain a bank card (external website).