Frequently asked questions: Resident permit bank account for international 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.

Confirmation that the the payment is received is sent to when you have transferred all parts (the full amount of money).

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 2-7 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.