You may import a foreign-registered vehicle to Norway duty-free and tax-free and use it temporarily, but it is a requirement that you are only temporarily resident here. The temporary period of stay is calculated from your arrival in Norway (the entry date) and not from the point in time when the vehicle is imported.
The main rule is that, if you are going to reside or stay temporarily in Norway for a period of one year, you may import and use a foreign-registered vehicle duty-free and tax-free without having to apply to Norwegian Customs and Excise for a driving permit. It is a precondition that you can document that your stay is for a limited period and that it does not exceed one year from your entry date. We recommend you to keep the necessary documentation (see the examples below) in the vehicle, showing, among other things, when you entered Norway and when your stay will end.
If your original intention was to stay here in Norway for up to one year, but your stay is prolonged so that you will be here for up to two years, you must apply to Norwegian Customs and Excise for a driving permit. The application must be submitted before you have stayed in Norway for one year.
If, on entry, you know and can document that you are going to stay in Norway temporarily for up to two years, you must apply to Norwegian Customs and Excise for a driving permit before you have stayed in Norway for one year. You must be able to document, both on entry and during the first year, that your stay is temporary and that you will move from Norway within the time limit of two years.
If a temporary employment relationship is changed and you are given a permanent employment contract, you must immediately contact Norwegian Customs and Excise.
The fact that you are registered in the Norwegian Population Register during the period in which you stay here has no bearing on whether or not your stay is deemed to be temporary. If you have stayed in Norway or been registered in the Norwegian Population Register for more than 365 days during the last two years prior to your entry, you will not be deemed to be staying in Norway temporarily.
DocumentationYou must be able to document that you satisfy the conditions of the provision.
If you have temporary employment, an employment contract for a limited period may be presented as documentation. The employment contract must state the dates for when the employment begins and ends.
If you are going to study in Norway, it will be relevant to submit documents showing that you have been granted admission to an educational institution.