Tromsø is a large city in the Troms County in Norway. Tromsø is the main hub for all the administrative and economic activity in the city of Troms. Almost the entire Tromsø city is established on the Tromsøya Island.
It is situated 350 km from the Arctic Circle and thus, if you plan on importing vehicle here, it is best to do it during the summer months. Significant sections of the metropolitan are placed on the mainland and the island of Kvaløya.
If you aspire to settle down there for a few months or even years, it is very crucial to have the requisite residential or the work permit. It also includes documentations and various processes that have to be fulfilled, if you plan to transport your own automobile from the USA. As Norway is a part of the European Union and thus, it is important to adhere to the emission laws that need to be followed. If your vehicle is non-U.S made, then you might need to get the modifications done, in the USA before you commence transporting your vehicle.
Lately, the importing rules and regulations have been altered and made more efficient. This is to facilitate ease of living for the expatriates in Norway. It is necessary on your part to give the requisite documentations to the Norway Customs Department. These documents should be verified and validated before you are officially allowed to drive the car, around in Tromsø.
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Legal validation with documents.
An inevitable aspect of auto import is the submission of all documents that are related to the ownership and proof of purchase. You are required to submit them not just with the Norwegian Customs but with the U.S Customs before the vehicle is shipped out. These documents include:
Title deed and U.S registration documents.
- Proof of owning the vehicle- your passport/driving license.
- Vehicle insurance.
- Work permit/residency visa.
- Bill of Lading.
If you are looking at calculating the amount of tax that is payable when you import your vehicle from USA, it is essential to know that the shipping and insurance costs are considered along with the evaluated price of the vehicle. Based on these aspects, you need to pay a fixed 30% import duty, 25% VAT and then there are additional taxes of scrap deposit and one-off registration. These need to be paid after the vehicle has been cleared by the Public Roads Administration of Norway. However, the vehicle will only be cleared if it is homologized and has cleared the modification inspections.
Method of shipping vehicles.
With different methods to ship to Norway, you can pick air shipping but it is extremely expensive but quick. However, the high price of shipping is a serious deterrent to most people. The common methods of shipping include enclosed container shipping and Roll-on/Roll-Off methods. However, there are some limitations and restrictions associated with these methods. These include removing the fuel and air conditioning gas as they are for hazards. In case, you are shipping using RORO method, you need to leave 1/4th tank of fuel and need to remove all of the personal belongings. Additionally, you are needed to remove the keys, spare tire, jack and floor mats. For more information on the latest regulations and requirements, contact the Embassy of Norway.
The delivery of the vehicle will be delayed if you do not adhere to the import regulations. In case you select container shipping, it is important to make sure that there is nothing that is packed which is considered illegal to Norway. If you are shipping your household goods and your car, it is best to select container shipping and you can select 20 feet or 40 feet containers. You are allowed to pack both the car and other goods within the container. Working with A1 Auto Transport service makes it easy as we understand all requirements for shipping cars to EU.
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