Electronic identification in Norway
The first BankIDs were issued in 2004 and are now available from every Norwegian bank. The minimum age for obtaining BankID is 15 or 13, depending on your bank. BankID meets the official requirements for identity verification and electronic signature, making it a simple and secure way to verify identity online. You can use BankID for online banking, accessing public services, making online purchases and numerous other scenarios, including signing agreements.
How to use BankID
To obtain your BankID, you need to verify your identity with your bank. You can choose to use BankID either with a code snippet or app, or on your mobile. In the case of a code snippet or app, you identify with your social security number, your password and a one-time code. Your bank will provide you with a means to generate the code. With BankID on your mobile phone, you sign in with your mobile number, date of birth and PIN.
For businesses and organizations
BankID can be used by any business or organisation requiring secure and simple online identification, such as for secure transactions, easy onboarding of new customers and signing contracts. BankID makes things easier for you and your customers, eliminating the need for in-person meetings or sending documents by mail.