Personal ID Number

Norwegian citizens who wish to apply for a passport must first obtain a Norwegian personal number.

What are personal identification numbers:

Personal identification numbers consist of 11 digits, where the first six are your date of birth and the last five are your ID number.

For more information regarding personal identification numbers, please see the Norwegian National Population Registry website.

Who can obtain a personal number:

Personal numbers are assigned to all people registered in the National Population Registry as being residents of Norway. They can also be assigned to Norwegian citizens living abroad in connection with issuance of a Norwegian passport.