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New procedures for ID checks of foreign nationals

From 1 February 2012, ID checks, the receipt of notifications of moving to Norway and applications for tax deduction cards will be dealt with by selected tax offices. The reason for this new system is to increase security and reduce false identities.
Foreign workers who come to Norway must go in person to a tax office to obtain a tax deduction card. You must bring valid identification with you and a contract or written offer of employment.

If they plan to stay here for more than six months, they must also notify the authorities of the move.

Everyone who wishes to notify a move to Norway and everyone who wishes to obtain a tax deduction card must go in person to one of the following tax offices:

Tax Norway East:
Oslo, Sandvika, Lillestrøm, Gjøvik, Fredrikstad, Hamar and Tynset

Tax Norway South:
Drammen, Kristiansand, Skien, Tønsberg, Gol, Lyngdal and Grimstad

Tax Norway West:
Førde, Sogndal, Bergen, Haugesund, Egersund, Stavanger, Nordfjordeid and Odda

Tax Norway Central Norway:
Trondheim, Ålesund, Kristiansund, Namsos, Steinkjer, Molde and Hitra

Tax Norway North:
Kirkenes, Hammerfest, Alta, Tromsø, Harstad, Bodø, Mo i Rana, Brønnøysund, Svolvær, Vadsø, Sortland Narvik and Svalbard

Valid identification

  • Nordic citizens:
    Passport or national ID card containing a photograph of you and indicating your citizenship and gender, or a valid driving licence together with an extract from the National Population Register of your home country. The extract must not be more than three months old.
  • EEA citizens:
    Passport or national ID card containing a photograph of you and indicating your citizenship and gender.
  • Citizens outside the EEA:

Source: The Norwegian Tax Administration

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