Bank information

Once you have your Norwegian National Identity Number or D-number, you can open a Norwegian bank account.

Norwegian banks requires usually the customers to sign up online first, so the bank can check if you are eligible to open a bank account.

Some of the banks internet pages are in Norwegian. Please do not hesitate to contact the bank directly since the employees speaks english.

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To open a bank account you can click on the relevant link for the bank of choice and register online. Once that is done, the bank will inform you once they have processed your online application.

Please note:
The process of opening a bank account can be anywhere from 5 days to 6 weeks. This is due to strict laws against money laundering. The law against money laundering requires most banks to conduct risk-based customer control and ongoing follow-up of customer relations.