Street address:

Statens hus (det gamle post- og bankbygget)
Vei 227 - 2
9170 Longyearbyen

Postal address:

Postboks 413
9171 Longyearbyen

Taking a car to the mainland

If you are a permanent resident of Svalbard and intend to use a vehicle registered in Svalbard in mainland Norway, you must notify the Tax Administration of its use and temporarily change the registration of the vehicle. Here is how to do it:

  1. Follow the link to report the use to the Norwegian Tax Administration. 
    Application for temporary use of vehicle registered in Svalbard (skatteetaten.no)
  2. Bring the documentation you receive from the Tax Administration to Svalbard Licensing and Registration Office to change the registration of vehicle.

If others in your household are going to use the vehicle during the same period, they must report this use independently.

Book, change or cancel an appointment

You need to book an appointment for theory tests. We also recommend that you book an appointment for renewal or exchange of your driving licence, vehicle registration and collection of number plates. If you do not book an appointment, you may experience some waiting time.

Book an appointment

Change or cancel an appointment

You can change or cancel an appointment in our appointment booking service. To do so, you must state a reference number. You received the reference number when you booked your appointment.

Change or cancel appointment

Opening hours

6 – 10 February 2023

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed

13 – 17 February 2023

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed

20 – 24 February 2023

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed

27 February – 3 March 2023

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed

We will update our page with opening hours for the next weeks as soon as they are ready.

Your requirements

You need to book an appointment to take the theory test.

Theory test for special needs candidates

You may apply for an assisted theory test (for special needs candidates) if you have reading or writing difficulties or otherwise have problems answering written questions.

Practical driving tests

Svalbard Licensing and Registration Office does not offer practical driving tests. If you are planning to take a driving test, you will have to do this at one of our Driver and Vehicle Licensing Offices on the mainland.

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration calls in vehicles in Svalbard for annual vehicle tests in the Governor of Svalbard's garage. Time and place for the vehicle test will appear in the notice from the NPRA.

Collecting or handing in number plates

You can collect or hand in number plates at the Licensing and Registration Office within opening hours. We do not have a plate slot.

Sending number plates by post

You can send number plates to the Licensing and Registration Office’s postal address. They will then be deregistered from the date when you posted them.

Order temporary number plates

It is easy to order temporary number plates on Your Page.

Contact the Licensing and Registration Office

You cannot telephone or email the Licensing and Registration Office directly. See how you can contact the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

Payment at the Licensing and Registration Office

You can pay by bank card (debit card).  Cash or credit cards are not accepted.

Proof of identity

Remember to bring valid proof of identity when you visit the Licensing and Registration Office.

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