In Norway, we use identification numbers to identify residents. This number is required by many public and private sectors to gain access to their services. Most students staying in Norway for less than six months do not need a National Identity Number, but if you would like to work or open a bank account you will need one.
Non-EU/EEA students will receive a letter from the Tax Administration with your national identity number or your d-number after you have been to the police to order your residence card. The police will notify the Norwegian Tax Administration that you have been granted a residence permit and they will generate the number for you.
EU/EEA students must go to the Tax Administration Office (Skatteetaten) in Kristiansand or Grimstad after registering with the police to report that you are relocating to Norway.