How do family members of EEA citizens get a D number or a national identification number?
If you are a family member of an EU/EEA citizen, you must contact the Norwegian Tax Administration to be assigned a D number or a national identification number.
You will be assigned a national identification number from the Norwegian Tax Administration by reporting your move to Norway (external website) after registering or by being granted a residence card as a family member to an EU/EEA citizen.
Suppose you want to start working before you have been registered as a family member to an EU/EEA citizen or granted a residence card as a family member to an EU/EEA citizen. In that case, you must apply to the Norwegian Tax Administration for a tax deduction card (external website). Before you start working, you must provide documentation showing that your family member has the right of residence in Norway. Having a right of residence means that the EU/EEA citizen is either an employee, self-employed, a student, has their own funds, or is employed by a foreign enterprise. If he/she is a student or is in Norway on their own funds, he/she must have insurance.