Import from start to finish

This section provides straightforward information about the arrangements for importing a vehicle and the regulations that apply; from when the vehicle arrives at the Swedish border until the vehicle is ready to be driven.

This does not apply to:

When you import a vehicle from an EU country, this is called 'bringing a vehicle in'. When you import a vehicle from a country outside the EU, this is called 'import'. In our information however, we only use the term import, regardless of the vehicle's country of origin.  

The rules for importing and bringing in vehicles differ only in some parts, depending on the vehicle's country of origin. 
 
A vehicle that is imported from an EEA country must alwalys be cleared through the Swedish Customs Service. Besides that, you have to follow the same rules, as you do when bringing a vehicle in from an EU country.
 
EEA countries (European Economic Area) - countries that are covered by the EEA agreement:
Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

EU countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom.

Step 1 - Clear the vehicle through the Swedish Customs Service (If you have imported the vehicle from a non-EU country) 

Step 2 - Pay value added tax
(If the vehicle is new and from another EU country.)  

Step 3 - Take out road traffic insurance for temporary registration with a Swedish insurance company
(If you are applying for temporary registration in conjunction with verification of origin.)  

Step 4 - Apply for verification of origin

Step 5 - Make an appointment for a registration inspection and technical identity verification  

Step 6 - Test the roadworthiness of the vehicle  

Step 7 - Allocating a registration number for your vehicle 

Step 8 - Activate your registration

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