As EU/EEA citizen you do not need to apply for a residence permit but you need to register with the Police if you are staying in Norway for more than 3 months.
After your arrival at Hedmark University of Applied Sciences, log in to the on-line UDI application portal, create a new user account and follow the instructions for EU/EEA citizens. Select Hamar police district and the municipality corresponding to the campus you are staying at:
Campus Hamar and Campus Blæstad: Hamar municipality
Campus Elverum: Elverum municipality
Campus Rena: Rena municipality
Campus Evenstad:. Stor-Elvdal municipality
Enter the following information in the appropriate sections:
Organisation number (VAT no.) of Hedmark University of Applied Sciences:
974 251 760
Contact e-mail of Hedmark University of Applied Sciences: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you complete the on-line registration make sure to book an appointment at the police station in Hamar and bring along a copy of the following documents:
- A valid national identity card or passport
- Confirmation of admission to HUAS
- Private health insurance or European health insurance card
- Personal declaration stating that you have sufficient funds (finances) to support yourself
If you are a Swedish, Danish, Icelandic or Finnish citizen, you do not need a residence permit to live in Norway. All you need to do is to report your move to Norway to the Population Register if you stay more than 6 months.
You need to register at the closest police station (Hamar police station) within 7 days after arrival. It is now mandatory to book an appointment beforehand, either on UDIs webside (see "How to obtain a residence card) or by calling +47- 404 21 709. The police will then issue a residence card within appr. 10 days. As soon as you have your residence card, you must register at the National Registry to obtain a Social Security/ID- Number and be able to open a bank account (see “Why do I need to register at the National Registry?” here below).
If you are staying in Norway for more than 6 months you must register at the National Registry to apply for a Social Security/ID-number (11-digits). Only with this ID-Number you will be able to open a bank account (see “Non EU/EEA citizen: I have arrived in Norway and wish to have my deposit refunded”) and be automatically included in the National Insurance Scheme (see section "Health insurance").
Once you have received your Social Security/ID- number you must immediately report it to HUAS’ central student service at email@example.com . You have to enter your student number and enclose a copy of passport and the written notification confirming your Norwegian ID-number.
The closest National Registry office for students from ALL campuses is in Hamar:
Grønnegata 83, Hamar
To apply for a Social Security Number you need to have the following documents:
- Completed registration form (see link below)
- Residence card / registration certificate (for EU/EEA citizens)
- Tenancy contract
- Admission letter