Bank Account In order to open a bank account, you need a passport and a Norwegian ID–number. Published 05.07.2017 Latest update 25.06.2018 Students staying less than six months If you are staying for less than six months, you will need a d-number to open a bank account. This is a complicated process if you are not employed, check with your home bank for alternatives. If your home bank does not charge substantial fees, we recommend that you do not open a bank account in Norway. More information about d-numbers Students staying more than six months Meet up at your chosen bank and bring your passport and ID. You can choose between local and regional banks, as well as international banks. Some banks have no physical locations and operate online. Ask other students for recommendations. Please note that opening a bank account is a lenghty process and it might take more than a month.