Moving to Norway guide

Moving to Norway

Norvège / Noruega / Norwegen / Norge

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A Guide to Relocating to Norway

Want to move to Oslo? Considering moving to Bergen? Or thinking about an international removal to Stavanger. Here’s the moving advice you’ll need for any international removal to Norway…

Moving Household Goods And Personal Effects To Norway

Below is a list of the documents you will need when planning an international removal to Norway:

  • Passport (Of the individual moving/importing the goods)
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB) – We will take care of this if completing the entire international removal to Norway for you.
  • Detailed moving inventory in Norwegian, English or German (2 copies) – We will complete this if you want us to undertake a full packing service for your removal
  • Customs Form RD 0030E (Importation of Removal Goods Declaration)

We recommend providing these as soon as possible to reduce delays with your removal to Norway. Late receipt of documentation can lead to missed shipments, additional charges and penalties at Norwegian Customs. For your own protection, we will almost never ship your goods without the above in place.

Additional Removal Advice

  • All shipments are subject to inspection.
  • A used household goods shipment can be imported tax and duty free if the owner has lived abroad for at least 1 year and the shipment has been owned and used during that time prior to importation.

Popular Destinations in Norway

Global Moving Services is vastly experience in international removals to cities all over the globe. Their long history and detailed knowledge of different countries makes them the perfect choice for your move. Here are some of the most popular destinations we are asked to move people to in Norway:

Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Sandnes, Fredrikstad, Tromsø, Skien, Drammen. Get a quote to one of these places

Need Help?

If you are unsure about what you need, one of our international move managers is always willing to help. Just call us on +44 121 392 1720, or fill out an international removal enquiry, and we’ll ease you through the process.

Moving Your Money

If you’re moving to Norway, it’s very likely you’ll have to exchange a large amount of currency. Many people waste thousands doing this through their bank as they think there is no alternative; but we partner with Global Reach who specialise in doing just this. Global Reach will offer all Global Moving Services customers preferential rates when exchanging currency and guarantee to beat other rates you’re receiving. Ask one of our move managers about this, to find out more click here or give us a call: +44 121 392 1720.

Get Insurance

We always advise taking out an insurance policy with us on every move. Although we like to think we’re the best in the industry, the odd accident can occasionally happen. For added peace of mind, make sure to speak to one of our move managers about this.

If you have already contracted us for your international removal to Norway, then you can download the insurance form and email the completed form back to your international relocation manager.

Moving Your Car Or Motorcycle

Below is a list of the documents you will need when planning to move your vehicle to Norway:

  • Title / registration
  • OBL
  • Status report

Additional Import Advice

  • For vehicles more than 30 years old, antique vehicle rules apply (no duties, only 25% VAT).
  • For all others, extreme charges will apply based on a very complicated calculation of ccm3, horsepower, weight, equipment etc.
  • The owner of the goods should contact Customs to determine the import charges on specific vehicles.
  • All taxes and duties must be paid to Customs before a shipment with a vehicle is released.
  • Vehicles must be registered in Norway and are subject to a yearly road tax.
  • Import taxes and duties are approximately 105% of the current value of the vehicle.

Relocating Your Pets to Norway

These documents will be required when planning to relocate your pet to Norway:

  • Vaccination record
  • Identification marking (tattoo or approved microchip)
  • Certificate of de-worming against echinococcos
  • Import license
  • Veterinary health certificate

Additional Import Advice

  • Cats and dogs must be treated for fox tapeworm within the 48 hours prior to importation by a licensed veterinarian.
  • After the first treatment, cats and dogs that regularly travel to Norway from Sweden may subsequently be treated a minimum of every 28 days instead of just before each border crossing.
  • No earlier than 120 days after the vaccination, a blood sample must be taken for antibody testing.
  • Vaccinations against distemper and leptospirosis must be done at least 1 month prior to import.
  • Contact agent for additional information regarding the importation of pets.

Note: Cats and dogs older than 3 months imported from Sweden must be treated for fox tapeworm (echinococcosis). The spread of the parasite can occur through direct contact with cats and dogs of through ingestion of mushrooms, berries, etc. from areas where the parasite exists.

Restricted & Dutiable/Taxable Items

Think very carefully before moving these items to Norway. Items on this list will be taxed and/or require specific permission to import. In all cases they must be declared prior to you relocating to Norway:

  • Cigarettes – persons over 18 years or older (200), tobacco leaves (200), other tobacco products (250 g)
  • Television sets (Customs will report television imports to the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), which will forward an annual license invoice to the owner.)
  • New items (any item owned and used less than 12 months are considered new and subject to import tax and duty)
  • Vitamins (milligram dosage allowed in Norway is very low. It is advised not to include them in the shipment.)
  • Medications (must be hand carried by the owner of the goods and a prescription shown to Customs upon arrival)
  • Weapons (a permit from the local police is required)
  • Food items (only canned food, dried food, and spices can be imported and in small quantities for personal consumption – not recommended for import)
  • Outboard engines (charges of approximately NOK 285,- per horsepower + 25% VAT calculated from purchase price/invoice apply)
  • Wood packaging materials must be treated and marked according to ISPM-15 regulations.
  • Live plants (a certificate from the Plant and Wildlife Department at origin is required)
  • Alcohol:
    • An import permit from the Ministry of Drugs is required and must be obtained prior to import.
    • The import of alcohol is strongly discouraged as high duties and taxes will apply.
    • A detailed list including brand, volume, year and strength must be presented to Customs.
    • Spirits containing over 60% alcohol by volume cannot be imported.
Prohibited/Banned Items
Do not move any of these items to Norway:
  • Drugs
  • Explosives
  • Potatoes
  • Poisons
  • Endangered animal and plant species
  • The following additional items are prohibited in GMS Baggage/Courier Consignments:
    • Aerosols (all kinds, Hairspray, Deodorant etc)
    • Aftershaves / Perfumes / Fragrances
    • Airbags
    • Alcoholic Drinks or Bottles
    • Ammunition of any kind
    • Animals of any kind (Dead or Alive)
    • Any items containing Petrol (Liquid, Gas or Fumes)
    • Biological Samples
    • Car Batteries
    • Cash & Cards (Credit / Debit)
    • Chainsaws
    • Cheques (Bank)
    • Christmas Crackers
    • Counterfeit Currency
    • Dangerous Goods
    • Driving Licence
    • Drugs (Including Prescription)
    • Engines
    • Excrement / Filth
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • Fish (Dead or Live)
    • Foodstuffs (all kinds)
    • Hazardous Goods
    • Human Remains (including ashes)
    • Infectious Substances
    • Knives
    • Laptop Computers, Mobile/Smart Phones or Tablets
    • Lighters
    • Lottery Tickets
    • Nail Varnish / Nail Varnish Remover
    • Oils
    • Paints
    • Passports
    • Perishable Goods (All)
    • Plants / Seeds etc
    • Printer Toner
    • Seatbelt Tensioners and Steering Wheels
    • Stamps
    • Tobacco
    • Water
    • Weapons (all kinds, including replicas)
    • Windscreens

Disclaimer: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This information is provided as a guide only. While Global Moving Services has exercised reasonable care in publishing this information, Global Moving Services makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.