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1. You need a tax card to work in Norway

Your employer will use your tax card to deduct tax from your pay. The tax card will also state your Norwegian personal identification number.

Getting a tax card 

2. Moving to Norway

It is important you provide your postal address to the Norwegian authorities.

If you intend to stay in Norway for a period of more than 6 consecutive months, you must also register your move.

You can find more information about moving to Norway on and


3. Family immigration

If you want to bring family members who are not Nordic nationals to Norway they must register themselves or apply for a residence card.

Family immigration for EU/EEA citizens.

Family immigration for citizens outside the EU/EEA.


4. Norwegian personal identification number

To live in Norway you must have either a Norwegian personal identification number or a D number. You can read more about these on the Norwegian Tax Administration’s website.

In certain professions the Norwegian government requires that you are authorised. To find out whether your qualification does require authorization and where to apply, check the website of the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT).



NAV – Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration

NAV – Work in Norway – The Official Guide
Working conditions – 
You can find information about employment contracts, pay, working hours, working environment and holiday from the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority.


Some facts about Norway:

  • visitnorway – Facts about Norway
  • Wikipedia – Norway
  • Wikipedia – Immigration to Norway
  • Slottet – The Royal House of Norway
  • Stortinget – Norwegian Constitution
  • Regjeringen – Norwegian Government
  • Altinn – Brønnøysundregistrene, 8910 Brønnøysund – (+47) 75 00 60 00
  • Brreg – Brønnøysundregistrene, 8910 Brønnøysund – (+47) 75 00 60 00
  • – gateway to online public services
  • HELFO – The Norwegian Health Economics Administration
  • Skatteetaten – Norwegian Tax Administration – Polski
  • Lånekassen – Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund
  • – Working conditions in Norway – Information to migrant workers and their employers
  • – Norwegian Directorate of Immigration
  • Norwegian Police – Information for non-native speakers
  • The website has lots of tips on finding accommodation
  • – Competence Center for Immigrants – Working in Norway