Checklist for foreign workers from the EU/EEA
This is what you have to do when you’re going to start working in Norway.
You must have a registration certificate if you plan to stay in Norway for more than 3 months
You must register with UDI and get a registration certificate from the police.
You must have a tax deduction card
A tax deduction card is an electronic document that shows your employer how much tax they should deduct from your salary. To get a tax deduction card for the first time, you must must book an appointment with the Tax Administration. Your employer can also apply for a tax deduction card on your behalf online, but you’ll still have to visit the Tax Administration to undergo an ID check.
You must report a move to Norway if you’re staying in Norway for more than 6 months
If you plan to live in Norway for more than 6 months, you must book an appointment with the Tax Administration in order to report a move to Norway. If the notification of your move is approved, you’ll be registered as resident in Norway.
You must have an identification number
Everyone who works in Norway must have a Norwegian identification number (D number or national identity number). If you plan to live in Norway for less than 6 months, you’ll be issued a D number when you apply for a tax deduction card. If you plan to stay in Norway for more than 6 months and are registered as resident, you’ll receive your national identity number by post.
You must choose how to pay tax
As a foreign employee in Norway, you can choose between two ways of paying tax. You must check which way is most profitable for you.
You must check that you receive what you’re entitled to as an employee
Everyone who works in Norway is entitled to secure and safe working conditions. This means that you’re entitled to a salary, a written employment contract and a safe working environment in accordance with Norwegian rules. In some sectors, there’s a minimum wage and a mandatory HSE card. Read more about your rights in Norway.
You should become an online user
As an online user, you can submit applications and receive letters from the Tax Administration, the police, UDI and other public services online. You can also log in and see your income and how much tax your employer has deducted from your salary. Learn how you can become an online user.
You must check that your address is correct
You must notify the Tax Administration about where you live in Norway. If you want your post sent to an address other than your registered address, you must register a postal address. You must also remember to write your name on your letter box, so the post reaches you.
If you have a national identity number, you must also remember to notify us when you move from Norway to another country.