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Activate Using National Identity Card

This method applies to customers of banks with an agreement on scanning ID cards in order to activate the BankID app. Intended for customer support. Denne metoden gjelder kun banker som har avtale om skanning av ID-kort som metode og brukere som har fått tilgang.

Step 1

When you open the app for the first time, you'll see this screen. Select "Get Started" to activate. If you have opened the app before, you can choose "My BankID" at the bottom and then "activate app".

Step 2 - National Identity Number

Enter your Norwegian National Identity Number (11 digits).

Step 3- Phone number

Enter your mobile phone number and press "next", The phone number needs to be the same as the number registered by your bank.

We use your phone number to send a confirmation code by SMS, that you will need to enter in the next step.

Step 4 - Confirm phone number

After entering your phone number, you will recieve a one-time confirmation code by SMS. Enter the six-digit code and press "next".

By entering the code, you confirm that is your phone that is being used to activate BankID.

Step 5 - Activation method

I this step you are presented with the option to activate the app via passport, or Norwegian national identity card, or alternative methods. Select "Passport or national ID card" if you are using passport scanning to activate.

Step 6 - You need a passport or ID card

The screen has changed colour, as you are now inside our ID check service. Read the information and press "I have everything."

Please note that you must have a Norwegian passport or national ID card, and it must be valid.

Step 7 - Steps in the activation process

Here you receive information about the steps you will be going through in the passport activation of the BankID app. Read the information and press "Perform ID check".

Step 8 - Camera access

If you have not enabled it before, the BankID app will ask permission to use your device's camera. We will need it to scan your passport and face later.

Step 9 - Grant camera access

Your phone's operating system will ask you to grant access. Select "grant access" to continue".

Be aware that this example is from an iPhone. If you have an Android device, this screen will look slightliy different.

Step 10 - Choose document

Choose if you would like to use a passport or a national ID card to activate the app. Select "National ID Card" to proceed.

Step 11 - Information about card scanning

This screen informs that you are going to scan theback of your ID card. Press "Continue" to proceed.

Step 12 - Scan the code on the bottom

Here is more information about what you will scan on the ID card. It's the code at the bottom o that you need to aim the camera at for the scanning to work.

Press "continue" to proceed.

Step 13 - Scan the code

Now, the camera on your phone will scan the code. Make sure you have good lighting conditions, without too much glare from the card, and aim the camera directly at the code at the bottom.

Hold your camera horizontally (sideways).

Activation will proceed automatically when the scan is completed.

Step 14 - Scanning information

Here you will receive more information on how to proceed with scanning the chip in the ID card. Read the information and press "Continue".

Step 15 - Scan the chip

Place your phone on top of the ID card and wait until the scanning is completed. You may need to move the phone around slightly to establish contact. The phone will begin scanning automatically once it makes contact.

Step 16 - Facial scanning

In this step, we will scan your face using the camera on your phone. This is to verify that you are the same person as in the passport. Read the information about the procedure and press "continue."

Step 17 - Facial scan

Point the front camera/"selfie camera" towards your face and follow the instructions.

Step 18 - Activating the app

When the scanning is completed, you will see this screen where the app is connecting your BankID. Wait until the connection is finished. The activation will continue automatically.

Step 19 - Change BankID password

In this step, you will be asked to change your BankID password. We reccommend that you change it regularly for security reasons.

If you wish to change your password, select "Update passord".

If you do not want to, select "Not now" and skip to step 22 in this guide.

Step 20 - Enter new password

Here, you can enter your new BankID password. The app will guide you to a passwprd with enough characters.

You need to enter the password in both input fields. In order to check if the two passwords are identical, you can press the "eye"-icon to see what you have written.

When the new password is entered, you can select "Save new password" to continue.

Step 21 - Password updated

You have successfully changed your BankID password. Select "next" to continue.

Step 22 - Notifications

We strongly reccomend you to enable notifications from the BankID app, in rder for you to be notified about when to open the app when logging in or authenticating yourself.

Step 23 - Enable notifications

In this step your device's operating system will ask if you want to allow the BankID app to send notifications. Press "allow" to enable.

This example is from an iPhone. If you have an Android device, this screen will look slightly different.

Step 25 - Enable biometrics

In this step you will be asked if you want to enable biometics. we recomment it, because it will allow you to log in without entering your BankID password in situations where biometrics is used.

Press "activate" to get started.

If you do not want to enable biometrics, or want to do t later, press "not now" and skip to step 32 in this guide.

Step 25 - Information about biometrics

Read the information about how BankID biometrics work, and press "continue".

Step 26 - Activate in a few steps

Read the information about the activation process and select "Continue".

Step 27 - Security information

Read the information about how to protect your BankID carefully. Make sure that no one else has access to unlocking your device with biometrics,

Press "Activate faster BankID" to continue.

Step 28 - Accept terms

In order to enable BankID biometrics, you need to accept the terms of the service.

You can read the terms by pressing the link next to the checkbox.

When you have read the terms, click the checkbox and press the "approve" button.

Step 29 - Allow the BankID app to use biometrics

In this step, your device will ask you to allow the BankID app to use the device's biometrics. Press "allow" to continue. This is required for BankID biometrics to work.

This example is from an iPhone. If you have an Android device, this screen will look slightly different.

After you have pressed "allow" your phone will do a biometric scan similar to when you unlock your device.

Step 30 - Sign agreement

You need to sign a short agreement of use in order to activate.

Click the checkbox at the bottom of the white field and press the blue arrow to start signing.

Step 31 - Enter BankID password

Enter your BankID password to sign the agreement. Press the blue arrow to continue.

Step 32 - Activation complete!

The BankID app is active and ready for use.