Norwegian Personal Number (Personnummer)

For all grantees and their family members who will live in Norway for more than 90 days

A personal number is an 11-digit number which allows you to, among other things, open a bank account in Norway. If you were assigned a D-number instead of a personal number (a personal number will start with your birth date in European format DDMMYY), you will have to schedule an appointment to submit a completed Notification to the tax office of a move to Norway from abroad form.

If living in a multi-resident unit, be sure to provide the dwelling number in the “new address” box F.

When filling out the form, please note that the reason for your move to Norway is education. Be sure to select the “other” box in section H and explain there that you are a student or a researcher with own funds. Though you are receiving a stipend, you are not employed by Fulbright.

Also be sure to note on the form that you have received a D-number but as you will be staying in Norway for more than 6 months, you are applying for a personal number.

When visiting the tax office, be sure to bring not only your completed notification form, but also your passport, your residence permit ID card, your rental contract, your Fulbright grant authorization (this may be requested as proof of being self-funded and therefore not subject to Norwegian taxes), and your university admission letter (students) or your invitation letter (scholars).

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