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:
- new vehicles brought in by registered importers (including general agents)
- new vehicles manufactured by professional manufacturers in Sweden.
The rules for importing and bringing in vehicles differ only in some parts, depending on the vehicle's country of origin.
Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
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 6 - Test the roadworthiness of the vehicle.
Step 8 - Activate your registration