How can i get a Norwegian bank account?

To be able to open a bank account in Norway, you will first need to obtain a D-number.

When you have your d-number, you can apply for «minID» which is an online digital ID.

You can then contact the bank you wish to use, and here is a few of the banks in Norway:

Dnb, Nordea, Sparebank1, Sbanken, Gjensidige.


D-number is a temporary identity number that can be used for several purposes, such as accessing

or getting a bank account.

To get the D-number, you must apply for a residence permit from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

You can then apply for a d number from the tax office (skatteetaten).

You will need a work contract and place to live, for more information, visit and fill out the online form to find the requirements for your situation.


When do you get a d number?

When you get a d number depends on your situation.

  • If you have been granted a residence permit in Norway, you will receive your d number in a letter from the Tax Administration about two weeks after you meet with the police to order your residence card.
  • If you are an asylum seeker, you will receive a d number when you come to Norway. You get it from the UDI or the police (the Police Immigration Service) when you are registered.
  • If you are a citizen of an EU / EEA country.

For longer stays in Norway, you can apply for a national identity number is an ID number for you who have a residence permit and are going to live in Norway for more than six months. You need it when you are in touch with different Norwegian  authorities.


Sources: difi, UDI

1. mars 2020