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Customs Procedure for Moving Household Goods in to Norway

Owner must be present at customs clearance if above are included in the shipment, Owners presence at the time of customs clearance may be required. Used household goods and personal effects duty and value added tax free provided they have been in owner's possession and used for at least one year prior to importation. Goods must show signs of wear. Used household goods may be imported free of duty and VAT, provided the owner has been living abroad for the last 12 months prior to his/her arrival in Norway. Any new items are liable to full import duties and VAT.

Documents Required
Copy of Passport, Inventory (legible original and one copy in Norwegian or English), Norwegian Customs Form RG-124 or RG-124A (original) must be completed and signed by Ownerr. This form is obtainable from Destination Agent .


Owner must be present for Customs clearance. Only one car or motorcycle allowed per family member. 
Autos duty-free if: 
Foreign customer moving to Norway on a two year visa and auto is re-exported at the end of the two years. Customer has owned the vehicle and it has been registered in owner's name for at least one year with a minimum of 5000km/3200 miles prior to importation. Returning Norwegians must have resided abroad for at least five continuous years. (Exception; foreign visitor entering Norway on a 2 year visa may bring an auto duty/tax free with the understanding that the auto must be exported from Norway at the end of this period.). Customer has had possession of a driver's license for a minimum of one year. Vehicle will not be sold within two years after date of importation 
Vehicle does not qualify for duty-free import. Must state mileage, make, year, model, registration, plate and chassis number, and year the car was registered in owner's name. All vehicles must comply with safety standards and emission control regulations. Vehicle has to arrive in Norway within three months of owner's arrival. Vehicle must be insured in Norway before it can be driven. Only family members residing at owner's residence are permitted to use the vehicle. Other regulations and strict requirements may apply. 

Restricted Items
New items (indicate purchase price abroad) 
Live plants (Phytosanitary Certificate from country of origin required) 
Animal products require a permit from the Department of Agriculture 
Alcohol and tobacco can only be imported with Private Importation Permit issued by Norwegian Government and duties and taxes assessed are extremely high 
Extreme duties and taxes apply even for small quantities 
Detailed list required 
Load at container doors for easy access 

Prohibited Items

Narcotics and certain drugs, Medicines and vitamins, Fresh meat , Products from endangered species, such as ivory, snake skins and some furs, Cordless phones, Explosives, Firearms, weapons and ammunition require a special import license from the Chief of Police at destination, Membership in a fishing or hunting club required, Weapons will be confiscated without license from Police, Automatic weapons are strictly prohibited, Proof of ownership, Licenses from country of origin, Load at container doors for easy access 

Live Animals and Plants
Pets which are not regarded as "natural" in Norway will be prohibited. All animals must have a veterinary certificate and be vaccinated against rabies. All animals from non-EU countries require four months quarantine. Animals from EU countries may still require one to two weeks quarantine.
A certificate, from the Plant and Wildlife Department in the country of origin must accompany live plants to show that they are healthy. Import licence required as well as a detailed inventory list showing type. Up to 5 indoor plants are allowed, liable to duties and taxes

Disclaimer: This information is intended for general guidance and all users are allowed to reproduce this information. cannot however take responsibility for any errors, additions, omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such it is advisable to contact the nearest customs office or the moving company you select for your move to Norway for full and current information prior to importation/relocation.