There are regulations on what items you may and may not bring free of customs duties when you are moving to Norway or are arriving in Norway from another country. On this page you can read about customs regulations relating to removal goods, and imported goods for which special regulations apply.
Import of removal goods
If you have lived abroad continuously for at least one year, you may bring most of your removal goods free of duties and taxes. You may import your removal goods free of duties and taxes if
- you have been abroad continuously for at least one year
- you have owned and used the items during your stay abroad, and you will continue to use them in Norway
- you are importing the removal goods in connection with moving to Norway.
For some items you must complete a declaration form for the import of household goods, and submit the form to Norwegian Customs.
Goods with special import regulations
Some goods have special import regulations. Here is an overview.
These are not exempt from duties and taxes in connection with relocation.
A recreational boat may be imported free of duties and taxes subject to certain conditions. You must have lived abroad continuously for at least five years, and the boat may not be longer than 15 metres. You must have owned and used the boat for at least one year while abroad. The boat must be imported within one year after your arrival in Norway. The boat must be for personal use, so it may not be sold within the first three years after import. If it is sold, the exemption from duties and taxes ceases to apply. You must apply for exemption in writing.
These are not exempt from duties and taxes in connection with relocation, and must be declared.
These are not exempt from duties and taxes in connection with relocation, and must be declared. Separate rules apply for the import of certain food products.
These are not exempt from duties and taxes in connection with relocation. However, if you are travelling with the removal goods, you may bring the same duty-free quota as other travellers. In all other cases, alcohol and tobacco must be declared on arrival in Norway, and you must pay duties and taxes.
You must have a permit from the Norwegian Police to import weapons.
There are restrictions on the import of plants.
You must pay duties and other fees for:
If you come to Norway from another EEA country, you may bring with you medicines for personal use equivalent to a maximum of one year’s use. You may have to prove that the medicines have been prescribed to you personally. Examples of such documentation can be information on the packaging label, a prescription, or some other declaration issued by a doctor.
If you are bringing currency with a value corresponding to more than NOK 25,000 to or from Norway, you must notify Norwegian Customs.
If you have a television and video with tuner, this must be included on the removal goods declaration. You must also pay for a licence.
Import and export to and from Svalbard
Svalbard is not covered by the EEA Agreement, so there are strict regulations regarding sending or taking animals and animal products from Svalbard to the mainland. There is rabies on Svalbard, but mainland Norway is free from the disease.
If you want to take a dog to Svalbard, a permit is required from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. A permit is granted for one year at a time. No permits are issued for taking cats or ferrets to Svalbard. No permit is needed to take rabbits, hamsters, tame rats, caged birds, aquarium fish, etc. to and from Svalbard. Contact the Norwegian Food Safety Authority if you have questions about this.
You may not take meat and meat products from Svalbard to the mainland. Game meat from hunting on Svalbard is exempt under certain conditions. The ban on importing meat and meat products from Svalbard to the mainland also applies to meat that can be bought in shops.
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