The Process Of Registering A Vehicle In Norway
These are the basic steps to take to register an imported vehicle in Norway. There may be some slight variance based on the specific type of vehicle and how long you plan to stay in the country, but the process is basically the same.
After clearing your vehicle through customs, you’ll have to take it to a local traffic center where it will be given a roadworthiness test. This is to ensure that the vehicle is in good working order, has all the required safety measures, and that it meets emissions standards. Once the vehicle has passed the roadworthiness test, you pay a one-time vehicle tax and then you’re ready to submit the paperwork and finish the process.
There are some restrictions on vehicles that are imported into Norway from the U.S. and it’s important to understand those limitations before you get started. The main issue you’ll come up against is that you’ll to have a certificate of conformity that shows your vehicle is approved to drive on Norwegian roads.
Generally speaking, the technical requirements in Norway are the same as those established by the European Union. Most restrictions that would apply to U.S. vehicles shipped to Norway revolve around either engine size or emission standards—make sure you know if this is an issue before considering shipping to any foreign country!
If you plan to ship a vehicle to Norway, consult our international transport page for the country to learn more about the process. Information you’ll find includes the cost of shipping to Norway, how the process works, and what transport options you’ll have available.
Getting A License In Norway & Required Registration Documents
Norwegian Driver License
If you will be driving in the country for three months or less, you do not need to get a local driver’s license. If, however, you will be driving in Norway for longer than that, you will need to apply for a license.
Your foreign license is valid for one year, but you must apply for a local license after the three month period, during which you will take the driving test. If you do no apply for the test within the one year period, you will be forced to take the full battery of tests, including written and theory exams, as well as pay all associated costs.
Required Registration Documents In Norway
- Proof of ownership
- Local ID
- Proof of tax payment
- Proof of registration
- Roadworthiness test (if applicable)
- Proof of insurance
Norway Vehicle Registration Resources
Norway Traffic Stations - Information about Norway Traffic Station locations, including contact information, a searchable map, and hours of operation
Norway Import Taxes & Info - A thorough explanation of the taxes you’ll be expected to pay when importing a vehicle into Norway. There are also links to several helpful resources that include further information on related topics.
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Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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