If you are here less than six months, you will only be able to access a temporary ID number (also called a D-number).
If you are here for longer than six months you can obtain a permanent ID number (also known as fødselsnummer or "birth number"). In order to do so you must register in the Norwegian population registry by reporting a move to Norway. Please bring the following to the Service Centre for Foreign Workers:
Please follow the instructions on the tax authority's website.
You are automatically assigned an ID-number when you have your appointment with the police.
NOTE: Some students who are staying more than six months are receiving D-numbers instead of ID numbers. You will need to complain to the tax authorities about this and request a new number.
When you have received your Norwegian ID number, this needs to be registered in the OsloMet administration system. Please go to the Information Centre at your faculty.