Cars in Sweden

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Here you can read about the rules that apply if you wish to take your car with you when you move to Sweden.

The main rule is that the car must be registered in the country where the owner has their actual place of residence. If you move to Sweden, your car must therefore be registered in Sweden.

When you move to Sweden with your car, you may use the car for a maximum of one week after you have brought it into the country. During that week you must have valid traffic (third-party) insurance.

The origin of all vehicles brought into Sweden for use in the country must be verified before they can be registered. You must apply for verification of origin of your car from the Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen). Once the origin has been verified, you must contact the car inspection service, Svensk Bilprovning , for a registration inspection.

Swedish cars in another Nordic country

If you drive a Swedish-registered car in another country, it is the regulations of that country that determine how long you may drive the car there.


The regulations about car registration in Denmark vary, depending on whether you commute across the Sound, are temporarily resident in Denmark, or have a permanent address in Denmark. There are clear restrictions governing how much and under what circumstances you may use a Swedish-registered car in Denmark when your registered address is in Denmark. You must have a special permit from the Danish tax authorities to use the car in Denmark.

Using form 21059 you can apply for a permit to drive your car from the border to your registered Danish address. If you drive your Swedish-registered car in Denmark without this permit, you are risking a fine.

Contact SKAT (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) and ask for the Central Registry for Motor Vehicles for information on the regulations regarding the use of foreign-registered vehicles in Denmark.

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