The declaration must be presented to the Customs when the household goods are declared for customs clearance. An owner who can not be present at the customs clearance must arrange for the carriers or others who are acting on the owner’s behalf to present a declaration signed by the owner. The household goods can not be given customs clearance until a correctly completed declaration has been presented.
The owner should also draw up a list of the objects, stating whether they are new or used. Such a list helps to facilitate customs clearance.
You must contact the Norwegian Customs Service when the household goods arrive in Norway.
Exceptions from customs and excise duties
You may import household objects free of customs and excise duties if:
- You have lived abroad continuously for at least a year
- You have owned and used the objects during your stay abroad, and will continue to use them in Norway
- The objects have the appearance of being used
When importing objects you must provide the Norwegian Customs Service with a written declaration (on form RD0030) and a list of the objects in question.
Special import rules
Special rules apply when bringing certain goods into Norway.
- Motor vehicles and pleasure wessels. Contact the Norwegian Customs Service to request the applicable regulations.
- Professional equipment. Professional equipment may not be imported free of customs and duties.
- New items. If new items are included in your shipment of household goods you must pay customs and other duties on them.
- Food products. You must pay customs and duties on food. Import restictions also apply. Contact the Norwegian Customs Service or the Norwegian Food Safety Authority for more information.
- Alcohol and tobacco products. You must pay duty on liquor, wine, beer and tobacco products in your household good shipment.
- Weapons. Weapons for personal use may be imported as household goods free of customs and duties. You must get an import permit from the police district to which you move.
- Plants. Indoor potted plants are customs and duty free when imported as household objects. You must contact the Norwegian Food Safety Authority for applicable import restrictions (including certification requirements).
- Animals. Learn more about rules on import of animals as household goods, by contacting the Norwegian Food Safety Authority or the Norwegian Customs Service.
Radio and TV equipment
TV equipment and videos with tuners must be entered specifically in blank 3 of the household goods declaration. A broadcasting licence fee must be paid. CE marking is required in certain cases. For further information, contact the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning.