Bank account for international students

Information for international students who wish to open a bank account in a Norwegian bank.

Topic page for new international students 

Students staying for more than 6 months

For students with a valid residence permit for more than 6 months - and who are staying in Norway for more than 6 months:

  • In order to open a bank account in Norway you need a national ID number.
  • ID numbers are issued by the National Population Register. 
  • After receiving your ID number, you can open a bank account.

Students staying for less than 6 months

For students staying in Norway for less than 6 months and who will not have income: 

  • You are not eligible for a bank account.

If you are a non-EU/EEA student your deposit money will be returned to you in the form of checks throughout your stay. See more under Deposit account for international students. 

We recommend you to transfer your money to your own bank account abroad, and use your Visa card while you are in Norway.

(EEA = European Economic Area)

See also

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