If you would like to open a Norwegian bank account you are required to have a Norwegian ID number. However, it might take a while to obtain an ID number if your stay is for less than six months: if this is the case, we recommend that you bring a credit card (Visa/ Mastercard). If you want to open a Norwegian bank account, please contact the CAS administration and you will be directed to a bank that can assist you.
If your stay exceeds six months you will receive a Norwegian ID number (personnummer) when you report your move to Norway.
(Please see your region of origin for more information on reporting your move: Non-EEA/EU Nationals /EEA/EU Nationals /Nordic Nationals). Bring this ID number and your passport to your bank of choice in order to open a Norwegian bank account. Opening a bank account can take several weeks to complete.