Moving to Norway

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Customs Requirements for Moving to Norway

When relocating to Norway, a declaration of household goods must be completed using  form RD0030, Importation of Removal Goods.

The declaration must be presented when household goods are declared for customs clearance. If the owner cannot be present at the customs clearance, he or she must arrange for the international movers, (or others who are acting on the owner’s behalf) to present a signed declaration signed. Household goods will not be given clearance until a correctly completed declaration has been presented. To expedite the process, include a list of items and state if they are new or used.

When your household goods arrive in Norway, you must contact the Norwegian Customs Service.

Exceptions from customs and excise duties
You may import household objects free of customs and excise duties if:

  • You have lived abroad continuously for at least a year
  • You have owned and used the objects during your stay abroad, and will continue to do so in Norway
  • The objects have the appearance of being used
  • When importing objects you must provide the Norwegian Customs Service with a written declaration (on form RD0030) and a list of the objects in question

Download the form Importation of removal goods

Special import rules 
Special rules apply when bringing certain goods into Norway.

  • Motor vehicles – Contact the Norwegian Customs Service to request the regulations.
  • Professional equipment may not be imported without customs and duties.
  • If new items are included in your shipment of household goods you must pay customs and other duties on them.
  • Food products require you to pay customs and duties. Import restrictions also apply.
  • Alcohol and tobacco products also have required duties.
  • Weapons for personal use may be imported as household goods free of customs and duties, however, an import permit is required from the police district to which you move.
  • Indoor, potted plants are customs and duty free when imported as household objects. Certain restrictions apply. Contact the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.
  • Animals can be imported with proper clearance from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority or the Norwegian Customs Service.
  • Radio and TV equipment must be entered specifically in blank 3 of the household goods declaration.  A broadcasting license fee must be paid and CE marking is required in some cases.  For further information, contact the Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning.

Visas in Norway

If you plan on staying in Norway for more than 90 days, a residence permit is required.

  • Work permits are available for Skilled Workers, Unskilled Workers, Specialists and Students or Researchers.
  • Family immigration is also allowed for people who have a family member living there.
  • Permanent residence allows you to live and work in Norway indefinitely.

Learn more about work permits on the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration website.


About Norway

Can you imagine a place or country with an abundance of nature, a natural gift to a mankind? If you want to discover

a place where nature creates art, where seasons melt in crystals and colors, beautiful landscapes, your journey ends in Norway.

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Living in Norway

The kingdom of Norway is located in northern Europe and its capital is Oslo. The western and northern portion of Norway is occupied by the Scandinavian Peninsula and Arctic Island Archipelago Syalbard. Its three sides are covered with seas and the coastline is 2650 km long, not includig the length of all the fingers of the Fjords, otherwise it would be 10 times longer. Norway is 385,639 sq km (148,896 sq mi) and according to 2003 census the estimated population is 4,546,123. Norway is sometimes referred to as the Land of the Midnight Sun.
The official travel website for Norway is and has all types of information about the country.

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Every city of Norway, whether it is small or large, has its own identity in the way of entertainment or cuisine. Norway is famous as a fishing nation and seafood has always been an important ingredient to most meals there. If you are a fish lover and moving to Norway or relocating to Norway, so bring your fishing rod and enjoy fishing as there are over 300 species of fishes.

To learn more about the attractions of Norway, visit This site has all types of information about the famous waterfalls of Norway, zoos, grasslands and more.

Accommodations In Norway

In Norway there are accommodations that suit to any budget. There are luxury hotels, family operated hotels, small hotels and more. For easy hotel booking in the Fjord Norway Resort visit

If you are relocating to Norway, there are top notch schools and universities for your children. Education is compulsory for children between the ages of 6 – 16. In Norway there are 10 colleges of university and 4 public universities. University of Oslo (1811) is treated as the principal university, and others include the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (1968), the University of Bergen (1948) and University of Troms? (1968).


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