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Importing Vehicles Into USA From Norway
Norway is a Scandinavian country with close relationships with the US. Among the services residents from both countries seek is car importation. To undertake the process successfully, you have to understand the export requirements, vehicle import regulations, and duties to be paid. Also, you need to find a reliable car shipping company to transport your car across the waters or via air. So, if you are planning to import vehicle into USA from Norway, you have come to the right place. Read on to find out more.
Temporary vehicle importation
The first thing you should consider is whether you are importing the vehicle temporarily or permanently. If you are importing a vehicle temporarily, the vehicle need not comply with the federal emissions standards. However, the vehicle can only stay within the US borders for a maximum period of 12 months. Temporary vehicle importation is for the purposes of repair, alteration, testing, and exhibition. For shipped vehicles, the customs offices require the filing of a temporary importation under bond (TIB). If you, the owner, accompanies the vehicle across the border, the bond is not necessary. For more on temporary vehicle importation, click here.
Permanent vehicle importation
If you plan to permanently import vehicle into USA from Norway, there are a lot of things to consider. The most important consideration is whether the vehicle you plan to import matches the US safety and bumper standards, and emissions standards set by the DOT and EPA respectively. If a vehicle that does not conform to these standards lands on the borders, it might be confiscated or exported back to the origin. Vehicle modification is an option, but an expensive one without guarantee of success. For these reasons, we always advise people in Norway planning to relocate to the US to always purchase vehicles manufactured for North America.
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Norwegian Customs require that you declare the vehicle at the customs offices before removing it out of the country. You can visit a Norwegian Customs office to obtain a clearance form. You can also electronically declare exportations using a clearance system called TVINN. If you are not in Norway, you can hire a forwarding agent to make the declaration and complete the clearance form on your behalf.
Vehicle registration tax refund
For a car to be registered in Norway, a one-off registration tax is paid. Before you export, you can claim a refund of a portion of the original registration tax. The refund amount should be equivalent to the registration tax one would pay at the time of export. In other words, a certain amount is deducted based on the age of the vehicle. The Norwegian Tax Administration calculates the refund amount. The tax refund can only be obtained if you present the tax administration with Norwegian Customs clearance form. Obtaining the refund means that you are deregistering the vehicle from the Norwegian vehicle registry. Deregistering is only a good option if you do not plan to come back to Norway with the vehicle. Visit this page for more on the registration tax refund.
How much does it cost to import vehicle into the US from Norway?
The total cost of importation is a sum of the customs duty and the shipping cost. Contact the relevant customs offices for more insight on the taxes you will be expected to pay. Also, research if you qualify for any duty exemptions.
The shipping costs vary depending on the distance, the method of shipping and method of delivery. Typically shipping from Norway to the US will cost anywhere from $2,000 to figures north of $6,000. As with any other shipment from European countries, it costs more to ship to the West Coast than it costs to ship to the East Coast.
At A-1 Auto Transport we specialize in shipping vehicles from Norway to the US. We have shipping routes from Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen, Drammen, and other major cities in Norway, to all major cities in the 50 states in the US. Visit this page for a quote.
Service to make shipping from Norway more convenient
Before calling us, you should consider some services that may make the shipping process more convenient. These services come at an extra cost, But, from experience, they are worth paying for.
To increase the safety of your shipment, consider;
- Real-time tracking via satellite
- Insurance coverage
For delivery convenience, consider;
- Expedited delivery
- Door-to-door delivery
- Guaranteed delivery
That is just about what you need to know before you import vehicle into USA from Norway. We offer shipping services from Norway to the USA or vice versa. Call to know more about this service or to get more information about us.