If you’re looking to ship a car to Norway from the USA, it’s a fairly straightforward process as long as you make sure that you have all the documentation, give yourself enough time and ensure that your car is eligible for shipping.
Regarding the actual process, you will have a few options when it comes to shipping your vehicle internationally. Each of the methods vary in terms of the overall costs, availability and estimated shipping timeframes.
The two main service options include:
1) Shipping a Car via Container
2) Roll On Roll Off
Furthermore, with our car shipping services, we have options for both shared and sole use containers.
Shipping Cars to Norway from the USA
Moving your vehicle with this option is recommended as it adds extra protection during transit. Additionally, those moving to Norway can use the extra space for household goods and other items as long as it’s a reasonable amount.
Roll On Roll Off Car Shipping to Oslo
RO/RO is also an option when considering larger vehicles and oversized trucks. The only port for this method of car shipping to Norway is Oslo.
If you are interested in this particular service and would like more information. Contact one of our representatives and they can work on getting you a customized quotation.
Things to Know Before Shipping a Car to Norway
Norway requires that all vehicles entering meet the country’s safety and emissions standards prior to your car being registered and driven in the country.
- It’s recommended that persons contact the Norwegian Public Roads Administration first to determine what mechanical requirements the vehicle will be subject to prior to registration.
- After arriving in the country, you have 1 to 3 days to report to the local Customs and Excise office.
- The NPRA requires inspection at one of its traffic services offices of all second-hand imported vehicles
VAT, Tax and Import Duties on Vehicles
The value added tax for imported automobiles is 25%. The percentage is based on the customs value. This number is calculated as follows: Customs value = purchase price + freight costs + insurance costs to the Norwegian border.
There are certain scenarios which allow you to ship your car and not have to pay taxes or duties as long as your stay will be shorter than 1 year.
For more information, visit the customs section on moving to Norway with a vehicle.
- Norway prohibits cars being advertised as environmentally friendly!
- The country has voted against membership in the EU several times, but has implemented more EU directives than any other EU member state.
- Even though the country is one of the top oil producers in the world, gas is more expensive than almost anywhere.
- Beware of vacationing in Norway during August. Shops and restaurant services almost come to a stop during this month as they are on vacation.
Interested in finding out the cost to ship a car to Norway? Contact one of our specialists today or get a free online quote!
Written by Damien Shields