FAQ concerning vehicles registered abroad
This section includes the most common questions and answers about vehicles registered abroad.
I live in Sweden and have bought a new vehicle in Germany. It has not been registered in any country. I am going to drive it from the port at Trelleborg to my home in Storuman. Am I allowed to do this?
No, you must apply for temporary registration in order to be able to drive the vehicle before you have passed a roadworthiness test and have registered it. Otherwise, you must transport the vehicle using a trailer.
I live in Sweden and am going to rent a vehicle owned by a Germany company. May I use this vehicle in Sweden?
Yes, provided it is for temporary use. The term of hire may not exceed one year, as you, who are the person who then hires the vehicle, are regarded to be its owner.
I live in Sweden but work for an English company. I am going to drive a company vehicle in Sweden. The vehicle is registered in England. May I use it in Sweden?
Yes, provided the vehicle is owned by the company and it is for temporary use.
I own a Danish-registered vehicle and work in Denmark, but travel to Sweden every day. I live in Sweden. Can I use the vehicle in Sweden with the Danish registration?
Yes, but for no more than a year.
I have dual residence, partly in Sweden and partly in France. I own a vehicle that is registered in France. I am now going to be travelling to Sweden where I will work for a period of five to six months. Can I use the vehicle in Sweden without registering
Your true place of residence must be established. Do you live in Sweden for most of the year, or in France? In both cases, your residence (at least 185 days of a calendar year) must be abroad for most of the year for your true residence to be considered to be abroad.