Registration with the police
Website: Immigration matters
Norwegian National Identity Number (Personnnummer)
The Norwegian national Identity number is used in many contexts in Norway, including in communication with public authorities, banks and telephone service providers, and for a variety of subscription services. You should therefore apply for a Norwegian Identity number shortly after arriving in Norway. National Identity numbers are issued by the Norwegian Tax Administration to all persons residing in Norway.
Foreigners intending to stay in Norway for less than six months are issued a temporary national identity number (D number). Your national identity number or D number will appear on your tax deduction card.
Website: Norwegian National Identity Number
Tax deduction card
If you receive wages from a Norwegian employer you are obliged to pay tax on your earnings in Norway. You must apply for a tax deduction card at the Tax Administration as soon as possible. You can book an appointment online, or drop-in.
As a general rule, you are responsible for procuring your own tax deduction card. If you have not yet obtained one, your employer is required to withhold 50 per cent of your wages.
Order a tax deduction card (online)
Tax offices in Norway