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)