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.

What if you don’t have a D number? 

If you have applied for protection (asylum), you will get a D number when you come to Norway. You will get it from the UDI or from the police (Politiets Utlendingsenhet) when you register 

If you have another type of residence permit and you will be living in Norway for less than six monthsyou will also get a D number. The Norwegian Tax Administration (Skatteetaten) has an overview of who you may contact to get a D number, depending on what you need it for in your situation. (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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