Registration with the police and residence card (after arrival)

The Norwegian Directorate of Norwegian Immigration (UDI) requires that that you either apply for a Study Permit (Non-EU) or register with the Police if you are staying more than three months in Norway (EU/EEA/Swiss citizens).

On the Norwegian Institute of Public Health website, you will find information about infection control related to travel to Norway. It is important to familiarise yourself with the current advice for the area you want to travel to, and which regulations apply. NB! The recommendations for infection control can change quickly.

Quarantine for arrival in Norway from abroad (Norwegian Institute of Public Health).

Please note: The advice may change rapidly so travellers to Norway should follow news and travel information from the above mentioned websites, their nearest Royal Norwegian embassies and consulates abroad and offical visa application centres.

AFTER ARRIVAL: REGISTRATION AT THE POLICE

You must apply for a Study Permit (visa) before entering Norway. After arriving to Norway, you must register at the local police station within seven days.

When you have received your residence permit, you will need to visit the police and order a residence card.

What to do before visiting the police station

What to bring when you meet with the police

  1. Your offer of admission from UiT

  2. Your Housing Contract (tenancy agreement)

  3. Your address in Norway with the postal code (see your tenancy agreement)

  4. The housing code (see your tenancy agreement)

  5. Your passport

  6. Health Insurance

Confirmation of registration, Residence Card and vaccination notification letter

You will receive a confirmation of registration and notification letter for vaccination when we have registered your immigration to Norway at the local police, together with your new identification number and Residence Card to your postal address. A letter will be sent to your new address as it is registered with the National Registry. Please remember to mark your post box with your name.

Norwegian National Identification Number (personnummer)

The police will notify the Norwegian Tax Administration that you are moving to Norway and need a Norwegian identification number. A letter will be sent to your new address as registered with the National Registry. Please remember to mark your post box with your name.

How to open a Norwegian bank account?

Please read about Bank and currency

Health insurance and Tuberculosis Test

Please read about Insurance Planning


POLICE STATIONS

TROMSØ POLICE DEPARTMENT

Stakkevollvegen 9 
9010 Tromsø

Tel. -47 77 79 60 00


POLICE STATION IN ALTA

Labyrinten 1
9500 Alta

Tel. +47 78 42 80 00

Email: post.vestfinnmark@politiet.no


POLICE STATION IN HARSTAD

Øysteins gate 8
9480 Harstad

Tel. -47 77 04 36 00

Email: utlending.harstad@politiet.no


POLICE STATION IN NARVIK

Kongens gate 14 - 18
8514 Narvik

Tel. +47 77 04 36 00

Email: utlending.narvik@politiet.no

EU/SWISS CITIZENS: REGISTRATION & INSURANCE

EU/Swiss students who are staying for more than three months in Norway must register at the local police station upon arrival and secure their own insurance coverage

Note:If you are planning to stay in Norway for less than 3 months, you do not have to make a registration, and you do not have to meet at the police station.

What to do before meeting with the police?

  1. It is important to make a registration on UDI's website before you meet at the police station: The registration scheme for EU/EEA nationals

  2. Log on to UDI's Application Portal and make a "follow-up"- appointment with the police.

What to bring when you meet with the police?

  • be formally admitted to UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Admission Letter)

  • Your address in Norway with the postal code (see your tenancy agreement)

  • The housing code (see your tenancy agreement)

  • Your passport or national ID card

  • hold a European Health Insurance Card or private medical insurance

  • Read more about Insurance Planning

Confirmation of registration, Residence Card and vaccination notification letter

You will receive a confirmation of registration and notification letter for vaccination when we have registered your immigration to Norway at the local police, together with your new identification number and Residence Card to your postal address. A letter will be sent to your new address as it is registered with the National Registry. Please remember to mark your post box with your name.

How to obtain a D-number of a Norwegian National Identification Number?

EU/EEA nationals have to meet with the Tax Administration in order to obtain a D-number or a national ID number.

Tax/Population Registry offices in Norway


POLICE STATIONS

TROMSØ POLICE DEPARTMENT

Stakkevollvegen 9 
9010 Tromsø

Tel. -47 77 79 60 00


POLICE STATION IN ALTA

Labyrinten 1
9500 Alta

Tel. +47 78 42 80 00

Email: post.vestfinnmark@politiet.no


POLICE STATION IN HARSTAD

Øysteins gate 8
9480 Harstad

Tel. -47 77 04 36 00

Email: utlending.harstad@politiet.no


POLICE STATION IN NARVIK

Kongens gate 14 - 18
8514 Narvik

Tel. +47 77 04 36 00

Email: utlending.narvik@politiet.no

NORDIC CITIZENS: REPORT YOUR ADDRESS IN NORWAY

This applies to nationals of Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. You do not need to apply for a residence permit or register with the Police to live in Norway. You can report your move to months to the local Tax office or the National Population Registry in your new municipality/city in Norway if you are planning to live in Norway for at least or more than 6 consecutive months. Please see the link below:

Tax/Population Registry offices in Norway

This applies to foreign students residing in Norway on Student Visa, former students who studied in Norway and foreign students residing in Norway on work visa, Protection (Refugee Status), Permanent Residency or long-term Marriage/Family. All you need to do is to report your move to your new municipality in Norway to the local Tax office or the National Population Registry.

Tax/Population Registry offices in Norway

General information

If you are an international student looking for work in Norway you might find the information in the following link useful. The website serves as an introduction to how you can find vacant temporary positions in Norway. You will also find links to websites that provide more information.

NON-EU/EFTA STUDENTS: Please note that the part-time work permit is not automatically renewed, and you must document satisfactory progress in your studies in order to continue to work part-time.

Part-time work, Study Permit & Progress Report

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