How do I get a D number?

If you are an asylum seeker, you will receive a D number when you arrive in Norway. You receive a D number from UDI or the Norwegian Immigration Service (PU) when you register.

If you are an EU/EEA citizen and come to Norway to work for less than six months, you will receive a D number when you apply to the Norwegian Tax Administration for a tax deduction card (external website).

If you have been granted a residence permit in Norway, but do not meet the conditions for obtaining a national identity number, you can obtain a D number from the Norwegian Tax Administration. You will receive your D number in a letter from the Norwegian Tax Administration about two weeks after you meet with the police to order your residence card.