Different rules apply for how you should register your move and change of address, depending on where you move to or 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 National Population Register within 8 days of your arrival in Norway .
Moving within Norway
You must send a change of address notification to the National Population Register within 8 days of your move. You may also report your change of address to the National population registry and Posten at the same time on Posten.no.
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 National Population Register 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.
- Norwegian Tax AdministrationIf you intend to move within Norway, you must send a change of address notification to the National Population Register (folkeregisteret) no later than eight days after you have moved. The National Population Register is managed by the Norwegian Tax Administration.
- HelfoEveryone who wishes to do so, may have a regular General Practitioner (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 the helsenorge.no website ("Bytte fastlege"). You may change your regular GP twice per calendar year.
- Norwegian Tax AdministrationYou 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.
- Norwegian Tax AdministrationIf 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.
- Norwegian Tax AdministrationIf you move to a new address while you are abroad, you can notify the Tax Administration of your change of address.
- European Commission
Your Europe is an EU site designed to give help and advice for EU nationals and their family. This includes advice for moving, living, studying, working, shopping or simply travelling abroad.
This page explains your health rights as a pensioner that have moved to another EU/EEA country or Switzerland.
- Nordic Council of Ministers
Hallo Norden is the Nordic Council of Ministers' information service for persons moving, working and studiing in the Nordic region.
- European Commission
Everything you need to know if family members are moving abroad with you, or are planning to join you.
- Posten Norge AS
Here you can report relocation to both Posten and the National Population Register (folkeregisteret). To ensure that you receive letters and parcels when you change your address, you must report the move to Posten. You can also consent to the change of address being sent to the National Population Register.
- Posten Norge ASIf 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 Population Register (Norwegian Tax Administration) no later than eight days after your arrival.