If you are going to test drive a deregistered vehicle, move it, or drive it in connection with repairs or customs clearance, you will need to use temporary

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You may use temporary number plates when:

  • test driving, for example in connection with buying or selling the vehicle
  • moving the vehicle from one place to another
  • testing a vehicle in connection with repairs or similar
  • driving in connection with customs clearance, approval and registration

Temporary number plates can only be used on vehicles that do not have other number plates and have been deregistered in the register of motor vehicles. It is your responsibility as the driver to ensure that the vehicle is in proper condition and safe to use. Temporary number plates can also be used in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

You can order temporary number plates on Your Page, also for vehicles you do not own yourself. If it is more than 10 business days before you plan to use them, you can have the plates sent to you by post. If you are planning to use the temporary number plates before ten business days have gone by, you need to pick them up at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon). 

Temporary number plates and permit

Temporary number plates cost NOK 340 per day, and you must be at least 16 years old to buy them.

Temporary number plates are made of adhesive foil that you attach to the car where the regular number plates ordinarily would have been. You throw them away after use.

Together with the temporary number plates you will be provided with a temporary permit which must be carried in the vehicle and presented for inspection if required.

When should temporary number plates not be used?

You cannot use temporary number plates for activities such as rally driving, all forms of car racing, driving practice, graduation party events (“russ” events) or on caravans during ordinary weekend use.

Nor can you use temporary number plates 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. When an unregistered motor vehicle is towed and the towing requires a person to sit in the driver's seat, the vehicle must be equipped with temporary number plates.

For how long are temporary number plates valid?

The main rule is that you may buy temporary number plates for 24 hours. You decide for yourself when you want the validity of your temporary number plates to begin, and the plates may be ordered up to 60 days before you are going to use them.

You need to book an appointment at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office if you are going to order temporary number plates for

  • several consecutive days
  • a vehicle that has not previously been registered in Norway

Buying temporary number plates at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office

If you are buying temporary number plates at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, you need to book an appointment and bring valid proof of identity.

You must provide the following information:

  • Norwegian national ID number / organisation number
  • registration number
  • VIN or chassis number (if you do not have number plates)
  • purpose
  • planned route
  • duration

At the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office you can pay for the plates in cash or by VISA debit card. Credit cards are not accepted. 

No need for insurance

You do not need liability insurance when you drive with temporary number plates, because the insurance is covered by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. 

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