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Registration with the police for EU/EEA Citizens

International students from EU/EEA countries, staying in Norway for more than 3 months must register with the police. Nordic students are exempt from this requirement.

EU/ EEA citizens need to register with the Norwegian Police and hand in a set of documents.
Citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden do not need a permit to be in Norway.

Before coming to Norway

Complete the online registration:

  • Select 'Applying from Norway'

From the list of police stations, choose:

  • Oslo Police District, Service Centre for Foreign Workers  
  • When asked for a Norwegian address, enter the HiOA Section for Internationalisation address:
    Section for Internationalisation "New Student V18"
    PO Box 4, St Olavs Plass
    Postal code: 0130 Oslo

After arrival

Make sure that you have the required documents:

  • copy of your valid EU Identity Card (both sides) or passport
  • copy of your EU Health Insurance Card or a private insurance certificate valid for the entire duration of your stay in Norway
  • printed copy of the email where it says that you have registered online with the police
  • printed admission letter 
  • the form "Declaration of funds for EU/EEA citizens" (you can pick up a copy from Servicetorget at p46) 

You can make photocopies in Oslo, but we recommend that you bring copies with you from home as this may be more convenient.

Make sure that the documents are valid for your complete stay, and that they are legible. If the copies are not legible or valid for the entire duration of your stay, the police will reject your application.

Where do I hand in the documents?

  • Students arriving at the start of the semester: Hand in documents at ‘Servicetorget’, the main reception, in the building P46 on Pilestredet Campus by 31 January. Students who submit documents to HiOA by this date do not need to book an appointment with the police.
  • Students arriving after 31 January: Book an appointment with the Service Center for Foreign Workers’ or Nedre Romerike Police Foreign Section if you live in Åråsen and Kjeller through the application portal and hand in the documents to them.

After the registration is complete

The police issue a Registration Certificate once you have registered.

  • Students who hand in documents to ‘Servicetorget’: The Section for Internationalisation takes the documents to the Police for registration. Once processed, the Police will send the registration certificates to HiOA and we will notify you when you can be pick it up.
  • Students who hand in documents directly to the police: The police will send you the Registration Certificate by post once it is has been processed. Make sure you registered the correct address.