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Norway’s third largest city Trondheim functions as the administrative and financial center of the Sør-Trøndelag County. It is situated on the shores of the scenic Trondheimsfjord, where the River Nidelva begins. If you intend living here for a few months or a few years, it is essential to have the requisite residential or work permit. There are additional paperwork and procedures to complete if you want to import your personal vehicle from USA. As Norway is a part of European Union, and thus, there are stringent emissions laws that have to be adhered to. It is best to know about them and if your vehicle does not adhere to it, get the modifications done in USA before you ship.
Of late, the import laws and regulations have become more efficient as Norway has a considerable population of expatriates working and studying in different cities. You are required to submit the pertinent documents to the Customs department of Norway. These documents need to be verified and cleared before you can drive around your vehicle in Trondheim.
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Documents and paperwork to submit.
- Registration documents of the vehicle from USA.
- Proof of ownership- photo ID, driving license and Passport.
- Original and copies of title deed.
- Insurance certificate.
- Residency/work permit.
If you are looking to calculate the cost, you will need to take into consideration the freight charges, cost of the vehicle and insurance. Additionally, there are custom taxes are 30% calculated upon the CIF. Additionally, there are some limitations and restrictions that you need to adhere to if you are shipping by Roll-on/Roll-Off method. The limitations include:
- Only 1/4th tank of fuel.
- Remove all personal belongings and accessories.
- Keep spare keys, tire, jack and floor mats inside.
Adhere to import laws.
If you do not follow the rules and regulations, delivery of the vehicle can hit a snag. However these restrictions are only limited to RORO and if you choose container shipping, you need to ensure that you have not packed anything that is considered illegal in Norway. Apart from that you can put the household goods and the vehicle inside 20 feet or 40 feet container and it is then sealed.
The vehicle has to pass through emission tests which require modifications in US-made vehicles. Ensure all of this is done before the vehicle is shipped. Working with an experienced auto shipping service makes your work easy. That is why it is essential to hire the services of A1 Auto Transport service, as we have experience in shipping all sorts of vehicles to European Union, including Norway.
After the vehicle has been delivered, there are more procedures to complete including payment of custom taxes, duties and levies as per specific Norwegian regulations. Testing of the modifications and emissions tests are one. Your vehicle has to clear it before it can run on the roads in Trondheim. Additionally, you will need the registration plate ID approvals from the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
You can contact the Embassy of Norway to know more about the current laws and regulations on vehicle imports. We’ll help you at every step so that you can enjoy driving your vehicle in Norway.