Using a foreign-registered vehicle in Norway

Find out whether you can use a foreign-registered vehicle in Norway.

The general rules are as follows:

  • If you have a permanent residence outside Norway or a temporary residence in Norway, you can import and temporarily use a foreign-registered vehicle in Norway without paying taxes or duties.
  • If you have a permanent residence in Norway, you can only use a foreign-registered vehicle in certain cases.

It's not always easy to know which rules apply to you. If you answer these 2–8 questions, you can find out which rules you must follow.

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Generally, you must take your vehicle with you when you leave Norway. However, you can leave the vehicle in Norway for up to six weeks per 12 months.

Vehicles covered by the regulations include cars, vans, motorhomes, motorbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATV). In addition, the regulations also cover trailers and caravans, either on their own or in combination with a vehicle

Please note that you must be able to document at all times that you fulfil the conditions for using a foreign-registered vehicle in Norway. If you do not follow the rules, you must pay duty or tax, and you may have to pay additional tax.

The wizard provides general guidance based on your answers.
For more information concerning the regulations for using a foreign-registered vehicle in Norway, see:

  1. regulation relating to duty-free and tax-free import and temporary use of foreign-registered motor vehicles in Norway (Lovdata)
  2. the remarks in the annual circular concerning the one-off registration tax
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