D number


A d number is a temporary identification number that you get if you have applied for protection (asylum), or if you have a residence permit and are going to stay in Norway for less than six months.

You need your d number to open a bank account, to get a regular GP (fastlege), to rent a place to live and to pay your taxes.

When do you get a d number?

When you get a d number depends on your situation.

  • If you have been granted a residence permit in Norway, you will receive your d number in a letter from the Tax Administration about two weeks after you meet with the police to order your residence card.
  • If you are an asylum seeker, you will receive a d number when you come to Norway. You get it from the UDI or the police (the Police Immigration Service) when you are registered.
  • If you are a citizen of an EU / EEA country, see information about moving to Norway at the Tax Administration (external website).

Are you going to stay in Norway for more than six months? 

You may then apply for a national identity number and use that instead of your d number 

Is a DUF number the same as a d number? 

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