How to apply for a D-number in Norway?

A D-number is a personal identification number used by people who need to have a Norwegian identification number, but are not registered in the National Population Register. 

The D-number is often needed for work, study or other official purposes in Norway.
To apply for a D-number, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Visit a tax office (Skatteetaten) in Norway, or contact them by phone or email to request
    an application form.

  2. Fill out the application form with your personal information, such as your full name, date of
    birth, country of birth, and current address. You will also need to provide information
    about why you need a D-number.

  3. Provide documentation to support your application. You will need to provide a valid
    passport or national ID card, and any other documentation that proves your identity and
    the reason why you need a D-number. This may include a work contract, a letter from an
    educational institution, or other official documents.

  4. Submit your application and supporting documents to the tax office. You can do this in
    person at the office, by mail, or online through the tax office's website.

  5. Wait for your application to be processed. The processing time can vary depending on the
    volume of applications received, but it usually takes around 2-3 weeks.

  6. Once your application is approved, you will receive your D-number by mail or email. You
    can then use this number for any official purposes in Norway.

How to apply for a D-number if you're not living in Norway
It's important to note that if you are not living in Norway, you may need to appoint a contact
person in Norway who can receive your D-number on your behalf. You should also be aware that
there may be fees associated with applying for a D-number.

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