Exporting a vehicle from Norway
You will find information below for how to proceed when exporting vehicle from Norway, for example after selling a car or when bringing one with you in connection with relocation to another country.
Before exporting a vehicle
- Is the vehicle to be considered as a wreck?
If you are going to export a car or another vehicle that can be considered as a wreck/waste (lacking EU approval), you have to contact the Norwegian Environment Agency.
Read more about this on the Norwegian Environment Agency’s website
- Is the vehicle manufactured before 1950?
If you are going to export a car or other vehicle produced before 1950, it can be considered a cultural heritage object. You have to then check with the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology to see if an export permit is required.
Read more about this on the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology’s website(in Norwegian)
- Military vehicles
If you are going to export a military vehicle, you have to check with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs if an export permit is required.
Read more about this on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website
In some cases, the import country’s customs authorities may ask if you have or can provide proof of origin/EUR.1 movement certificate. This will be necessary to import the vehicle duty free. There are specific regulations as to when the Customs can authorise an EUR1 document when a used motor vehicle is exported.
Read more about this here
Other documents/other documentation
- It is recommended to check with the customs authorities in the country you are importing the car as to whether there are any documents required for customs clearance there.
- The original vehicle registration or COC (certificate of conformity) and possibly proof of purchase/sales contract or an appraisal/valuation.
Refund of Norwegian fees
In certain cases, portions of the one-time fee for cars that were first registered in Norway from June 26, 2014 and later may be refunded.
Read more about this on the Norwegian Tax Administration’s website
If the value is NOK 5,000 or less
You generally do not need to declare the vehicle to the Norwegian Customs Administration (export declaration), if it is worth NOK 5,000 or less..
You must, however, declare the vehicle if it is
- considered as waste
- manufactured before 1950
- considered as a military vehicle
See the next item for information on where to get the export declaration and which documents you need to bring with you.
If the value is more than NOK 5,000
You have to declare the vehicle to the Norwegian Customs Administration for export (export declaration). You will be issued a customs declaration at one of our customs offices. You can also contact a shipping company that can assist you with the declaration.
You will need to bring with you
- The original registration showing that the vehicle is registered in your name (or the COC).
- Possibly the sales contract or an appraisal/valuation.
- A personal identity document.
- Possibly a permit from another agency if necessary (see item 1 – Before exporting the vehicle)
Different types of vehicle number plates
- Norwegian trade plates: These can be used in some countries. Contact the Norwegian Public Roads Administration for information. Read more about this on the Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s website.
- Norwegian number plates: If the car is going to be exported with Norwegian number plates, you need to contact the Norwegian Public Roads Administration for information about later deregistration. Read more about this on the Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s website.
- Export number plates (special registration) : These number plates are mainly issued only to new cars. The police are responsible for issuing export number plates, so you need to contact them for more information.
When you cross the border
You have to stop at the border and present the export declaration. If this has not been made at a local customs office, it must be made at the border, either by us or the shipping agent.
Norwegian Customs stress that you must check with the customs authorities in the destination country the car regarding which rules apply there, and what kind of documentation is required.
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