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Motor vehicles

  • Using a foreign driving licence »

    Driving licences from EEA/EU countries can be used in Norway. If you wish to settle in Norway and come from a country outside the EEA/EU area, different rules apply to the exchange of driving lice...

  • Using a car registered abroad »

    The main rule is that cars that are to be used in Norway must be registered in the Central Register of Motor Vehicles and that taxes must be paid. Subject to more detailed conditions, some exceptio...

  • Car insurance »

    Car insurance can be a combination of several separate insurance policies. Liability insurance Liability insurance is a type of insurance that all car owners must take out, i.e. it is not optiona...

  • Car loan »

    Most financing institutions can grant you a car loan at a slightly higher interest rate than for a home loan, using the car as security. It is often a requirement that 35 per cent of the purchase p...

  • First-time registration of a used, imported vehicle »

    The following is a checklist for persons who are bringing a vehicle to Norway for first-time registration. The rules do not apply if you have a temporary residence permit and can drive without payi...

  • Re-registration when purchasing a used vehicle in Norway »

    When a motor vehicle changes owner, the change of ownership must be reported to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. This can be done by going to a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office or by s...

  • Motor vehicle liability insurance tax »

    Road traffic insurance tax replaced what was formerly called the annual motor vehicle tax. The tax must now be paid together with the insurance premium for your vehicle, regardless of which insuran...

  • Periodic technical inspection »

    Norway does not have an obligation to carry out periodic technical inspection on foreign vehicles in Norway that are not registered here. It is the obligation of the country in which the vehicle is...

  • Violation of rules and regulation »

    Regulations relating to road traffic are very strict in Norway. Police checks and automatic speed controls are performed on a regular basis. Particular emphasis is placed on speed controls, random ...

  • Important dates for motor vehicle owners »

    1 January new rate for the re-registration fee   Studded tyres use permitted in Northern Norway until: 1 May for the rest of the country, until: the first Monday after Easter Monday...

  • Traffic rules »

    When driving, drivers must have their driving licence, vehicle registration certificate, a warning triangle and a safety vest in the car. The use of safety belts is mandatory, including in the b...

  • Parking »

    Parking is prohibited closer than 5 meters to a crossroad, a pedestrian crossing or a railway crossing. It is also prohibited to park at a taxi stand or a bus stop, or within 20 meters of either side of one. Parking is prohibited on motorways, or major roads with a speed limit higher than 50 km/h Parking is also regulated by local regulations and traffic signs.

  • Toll roads »

    In Norway, some roads are financed by road tolls. Rates and discounts vary from one toll road to the next. How do you pay road toll? With an AutoPASS agreement, you receive invoices from the tol...

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