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You will generally not be entitled to use a foreign-registered vehicle in Norway if you have a permanent residence in the country.

However, there are certain exceptions from this. In most cases, you will have to apply to the Norwegian Tax Administration in advance.

In the following cases, you will not need to apply in advance:

  • you are bringing a person with you in the vehicle who has a valid driving licence and is entitled to use a foreign-registered vehicle in Norway
  • you are employed by a Norwegian enterprise and as part of the firm's business you are required to collect, deliver or park a foreign-registered vehicle (e.g. hotel parking or loading/unloading of ships)
  • you will use a Norwegian-registered vehicle to pull a foreign-registered trailer as part of the commercial transport of goods from another country to locations in Norway or vice versa
  • the vehicle will be used in connection with organised aid work linked to major accidents or natural disasters

In the following cases, you must give notice or apply in advance:

  • If you are renting or borrowing a vehicle, you must declare the use of the vehicle to the Norwegian Tax Administration electronically before the vehicle is imported into Norway. You will need an electronic ID to do this (the ID portal).
  • In all other cases, you will have to apply for a driving permit before the vehicle is imported into Norway. You should allow at least 14 days for your application to be processed.

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