Residence permit bank account for international students

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To get a residence permit to study in Norway, you need a certain amount of money in a Norwegian bank account. SSN offers to help you with this account.

SSN offers a residence permit bank account for international students

If you are a student with citizenship from outside the EU/EEA area, you must obtain a student visa before you arrive in Norway, regardless of the length of your stay.

One of the requirements for obtaining a student visa or a student residence permit for Norway is that the applicant must document access to NOK 128 887 for the first academic year (10 months), NOK 58 585 for students admitted for the fall term 2022 only, and NOK 70 302 for students admitted for the spring term 2023 only.

Please check UDI's website to control that the amount is correct.

As a main rule this money must be kept in a Norwegian bank account. SSN offers to help you with a bank account for these matters. You can get a BankAxept card to your account after your arrival.

Reply slip

Please return this reply slip to us with your signature if you want to make use of the bank account:

Residence permit bank account slip

Please find the Residence permit bank account slip from SSN here.

This document provides information about the account, and at the bottom you will find a form where you must confirm that you have read the information and that you approve the terms for the use of the account.

For transferring money to the account, you need our bank address, IBAN and BIC / SWIFT:

Name of Bank: Sparebank 1 Sørøst-Norge (BV)
Bank address: Torvet 5, 3120 Nøtterøy
Account number: 2480 27 91131
Iban number: NO85 2480 27 91131

BIC / SWIFT code: SPTRNO22
Account owner: Studentsamskipnaden i Sorost-Norge
Owners address: Raveien 189 B, 3184 Borre, Norway
Account title: Account foreign students

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About the resident permit bank account for international students

Frequently asked questions about the resident permit bank account for international students.

Yes, you can transfer in Dollars and Euro. You need to find the amount UDI gives you in NOK to Dollar or Euro, yourself. 

International students must have money in a Norwegian bank account to apply for a student visa in Norway. SSN offers this service to international students, as it has proven difficult for international students to open a Norwegian bank account prior to receiving a D-number (which is given after the resident permit is granted).

For transferring the money, you need our bank address, IBAN and BIC / SWIFT:

Name of Bank: Sparebank 1 Sørøst-Norge (BV)
Bank address: Torvet 5, 3120 Nøtterøy
Account number: 2480 27 91131
Iban number: NO85 2480 27 91131

BIC / SWIFT code: SPTRNO22
Account owner: Studentsamskipnaden i Sorost-Norge
Owners address: Raveien 189 B, 3184 Borre, Norway
Account title: Account foreign students

Please find the Residence permit bank account slip here.

Read more about the bank account for international students.

Yes, if you are not coming to Norway, you need to inform us in an email to: [email protected]

We will need some information before we can transfer the money back to you.

You can contact UDI and ask if you need to transfer more money to SSN's account. If you need to transfer more money to SSN's account, write an email to [email protected] and let us know that you are transferring a new amount to us. 

Yes, someone else can do the money transfer on your behalf.

What you as a student needs to do: 

Write the correct name in the document in the section called "This person is transferring the amount on my behalf". 

What the person transferring on your behalf needs to do: 

Write your name (the students name) on the transfer.

SSN financial slip (reply slip).

You can transfer the amount in differents parts. If you do so it's important that you let us know how many parts you are transferring when you send us the reply slip.

You will get a confirmation of received payment when the full amount of money is transferred.

Yes, you can transfer more than the given amount. 

Go to SSN’s service desk at your campus. There you need to sign a form with your new account information. Please remember to bring your ID.

It will take about 10 days before the money is transferred to your private account, so remember to have money available to use these days (in addition to what you have on the card).

When opening an account in a Norwegian bank as a foreign customer, there are several questions to answer in a electronic form before you get an invitation to visit the bank.

We have made a list of all the things you will be asked, so that you can prepare. Check out the list here.

Go to the form at SpareBank 1.

SSNs bank account number is: 2480 27 91050

Do you need to pay the rent from an international bank account? Find the information you need here.

SSN offers electronic invoice (Vipps) and direct debit as payment solutions

With electronic invoice (eFaktura in Norwegian) or direct debit, you receive the invoice directly into your online bank. You can establish one of these payment forms with us in your online bank. To create an agreement with us, you need a reference number, which is your customer number. We encourage everyone to use electronic invoice or direct debit.

If you have an electronic invoice agreement with us, you can go to your Vipps and choose «alltid Vipps eFaktura». The invoice will then turn up in Vipps and can be paid there.
You can also receive the invoice by e-mail, and it will always be avaliable on My page. You are responsible for contacting [email protected] if you have not received the invoice.

Pay on behalf of others

Payment on behalf of others must be marked with name or customer number in the message field. Electronic invoice or direct debit agreement does not work if you wish to pay repeatedly on behalf of others.

For paying the rent, you need our bank address, IBAN and BIC / SWIFT:

Name of Bank: Sparebank 1 Sørøst-Norge (BV)
Bank address: Torvet 5, 3120 Nøtterøy
Account number: 2480 27 91050
IBAN number: NO41 2480 27 91050

BIC / SWIFT code: SPTRNO22
Account owner: Studentsamskipnaden i Sorost-Norge
Owners address: Raveien 189 B, 3184 Borre, Norway
Account title: Daily bank account SSN

Identify which invoice you are paying

NB! Remember to identify the invoice you are transferring money for in the note field! Simply note the invoice number (fakturanummer).

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