Immigration Guide - Nordic National

In Stavanger it is Service Centre for Foreign Workers (SUA) who carry out the services for you to be able to work in Norway. You need to book an appointment at the Service Centre for Foreign Workers (SUA) Stavanger.

Service Centre for Foreign Workers (SUA)

Book an appointment at the Service Centre for Foreign Workers (SUA) Stavanger close up to your arrival date. The Service Centre is located in Stavanger, Lågårdsveien 46 (Skatt vest). Information about the Service Centre.

Opening hours:
15 May – 14 September: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 14:30
15 September – 14 May: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 15:00

Bring the following documentation:

The Service Centre for Foreign Workers will assist you with the following:

  • Report your move to Norway
    Anyone who settles in Norway for a period of stay exceeding six months have to register in the National Registry. An accurate national registry is essential to ensure that all citizens receive information from public authorities and that their rights and obligations being safeguarded.

  • Norwegian Identity Number / tax registration
    You will get a Norwegian Identity Number due tax registration. The Norwegian National Identity Number is a unique identifying number assigned for life. It consists of 11 digits, of which the first six digits indicate the person's date of birth.

You will receive the information/documentation to your Norwegian address you registered in the National Register. 
The National Register do not inform the post office which address you have so it is important that you notify your address on the post office your.


Go to the nearest Post Office and bring with the following documentation:

For FAQ and search for central Post Office nearest to you, please visit customer service on Customer Service at Posten. Email: Tel.: 04004. Calling from abroad + 47 21316260.

Norwegian bank account

Once you have received your Norwegian Identity Number, you can open a bank account. In accordance with the FATCA and CRS (Common Reporting Standard International Tax Reporting) regulations, the bank is obliged to obtain information on where you are resident and tax identification number.

Bring the following documentation

  • photo identification (passport)

  • Norwegian Identity Number

  • Some banks also require one to show a valid work contract and/or tax card

Recommended banks

To open a bank account please 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.