The main rule is that you may buy temporary number plates for one day. The plates are valid from 00:00 to 24:00. In some cases, however, it will be possible to buy temporary number plates for several consecutive days. Temporary number plates may be bought up to 28 days prior to the date of use. Temporary number plates may be used in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
How to buy temporary number plates
You can buy temporary number plates at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office at the price of NOK 300 per day. Payment must be made in cash or by debit card; credit cards are not accepted.
The buyer of the temporary licence plates must be at least 16 years of age. At the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office you need to show valid proof of identity and provide the following information:
- Norwegian national ID number / organisation number
- registration number
- VIN or chassis number (if unable to present number plates)
- planned route
The temporary number plates are disposable. They are made of an adhesive foil that you attach to the car where the regular number plates ordinarily would have been. Together with the temporary number plates you will be provided with a temporary permit which must be carried in the car and presented for inspection if required.
When and where can you use temporary number plates?
Temporary number plates may only be used on non-registered vehicles, and it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is in roadworthy condition while in use.
You may use temporary number plates when:
- moving a vehicle from one place to another
- testing in connection with repairs, etc.
- demonstration (for example test drives)
- driving in connection with registration
The temporary number plates may not be used for the transport of people and goods unless the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office has permitted such transport and this is specified in the temporary permit.
Examples of situations where temporary number plates may not be used: Rally driving, all forms of car racing, practice driving, graduation events, on caravans during ordinary weekend use, and on vehicles that never would be approved and registered in Norway.
You do not need liability insurance for the car when you drive with temporary licence plates. In such cases insurance is covered by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA).