Moving home

When you move home, you must report the change of your address to the National Population Register (folkeregisteret), within 8 days of your move. The National Population Register is managed by the Norwegian Tax Administration (Skatteetaten).

Different rules apply for how you should register your move and change of address, depending on where you move to/from, for example whether you move within Norway, within the Nordic countries or to countries outside the Nordic countries. 

Moving to Norway 

If you move to Norway and intend to stay more than 6 months, you must report your relocation to the Norwegian Tax Administration within 8 days of your arrival in Norway . 

Moving within Norway 

You must report your change of address to the Norwegian Tax Administration within 8 days of your move. You should also notify the Norwegian postal service of your change of address.

Moving from Norway to another Nordic country

You need only report your move to the authorities in the Nordic country to which you move (Sweden, Iceland, Finland or Denmark – including the Faeroe Islands and Greenland).  Information about moving to the Nordic countries is available on the Norden.org website.

Moving from Norway to a country outside the Nordic countries

You must notify the Norwegian Tax Administration of your move abroad to a country outside the Nordic countries.  

You do not need to report a move if you will be staying in Norway for less than six months. However, you must apply for a tax card if you intend to work in Norway. If you are commuting to a country within the EEA area, you may be exempt from the requirement to register your residential address in Norway, provided certain conditions are met.

 

Services

  • Changing your regular GP doctor

    Helfo
    Everyone who wishes to do so, may have a regular GP. The majority of people who reside in Norway are entitled to a regular GP. You may select and change your regular GP doctor yourself by either logging in to ​«Min helse» or ringing 800 HELSE (800 43 573). You may change your regular GP twice per calendar year.
  • Your Europe

    European Commission

    Your Europe is an EU site designed to help you do things in other European countries – avoiding unnecessary inconvenience and red tape. This can mean moving, living, studying, working, shopping or simply travelling abroad.

  • Reporting a move from Norway

    Norwegian Tax Administration
    You must notify the tax office in Norway if you intend to leave Norway to go to a country outside the Nordic countries. If you are moving to another Nordic country, the move only needs to be reported in the country you are moving to.
  • Reporting a move within Norway

    Norwegian Tax Administration
    If you move house within Norway, you must notify the Tax Administration within 8 days of your move. The Tax Administration is responsible for the National Population Register.
  • Report a move to Norway from abroad

    Norwegian Tax Administration
    If you plan to live in Norway for more than 6 months, you must report your relocation to Norway no later than 8 days after your arrival.
  • Permanent change of address notification to Norway Post

    Posten Norge AS
    If you have a new address, you should register your change of address with Norway Post to ensure that your post is delivered correctly. If you plan to live in Norway for more than six months, you must report your relocation to Norway to the National Registry (Norwegian Tax Administration) no later than eight days after your arrival. 
  • New address abroad

    Norwegian Tax Administration
    If you move to a new address while you are abroad, you can notify the Tax Administration of your change of address.
  • Pensioners in EU/EEA and Switzerland - health services

    Helfo

    Dersom du som pensjonist har flyttet til et EU/EØS-land eller Sveits, er du ikke lenger medlem i den norske folketrygden. Da har du heller ikke lenger rett til fastlege eller dekning av helsetjenester i Norge. Dersom du er uføretrygdet eller alderspensjonist og skal flytte til utlandet, kan du søke Helfo om blankett E121.  E121/S1 vil gi deg rett til helsetjenester i det offentlige helsevesenet etter reglene i det landet du bor i.

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