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Registration with the police for EU/EEA Citizens

Registration with the police for EU/EEA Citizens

International students from EU/EEA countries, staying in Norway for more than 3 months must register with the police. Nordic students are exempt from this requirement.

EU/ EEA citizens need to register with the Norwegian Police and hand in a set of documents. Citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden do not need a permit to be in Norway.

Due to the Covid-19-situation, the described procedures may be subject to change. Please follow the information given by the police if they differ from what we have described. 

Upon arrival in Norway

Complete the online registration:

  • Select 'Applying from Norway'

From the list of police stations, choose:

  • Oslo Police District, Service Centre for Foreign Workers if you live in Oslo, or Nedre Romerike Police Foreign Section if you live in Åråsen and Kjeller   
  • If you do not have a Norwegian address, enter the OsloMet Student Centre address: 
    OsloMet Student Centre (International Students) 
    Pilestredet 52 
    Postal code: 0167 Oslo 

After arrival

Make sure that you have the required documents:

  • copy of your valid EU Identity Card (both sides) or passport
  • copy of your EU Health Insurance Card or a private insurance certificate valid for the entire duration of your stay in Norway
  • printed copy of the email where it says that you have registered online with the police
  • printed admission letter 
  • the form "Declaration of funds for EU/EEA citizens" (you will receive this by email from OsloMet)

We recommend that you bring copies with you from home. 

Make sure that the documents are valid for your complete stay, and that they are legible. If the copies are not legible or valid for the entire duration of your stay, the police will reject your application.

Where do I hand in the documents?

  • Book an appointment with the Service Center for Foreign Workers’ in Oslo or Nedre Romerike Police Foreign Section if you live in Åråsen and Kjeller through the application portal ( and hand in the documents to them. Otherwise, please follow the instructions from the police if the procedure changes. 

After the registration is complete

The police issue a Registration Certificate once you have registered.

  • The police will send you the Registration Certificate by post once it is has been processed. Make sure you registered the correct address. If the certificate is sent to OsloMet, we will notify you.