It is easy to order temporary number plates online. If it is more than 10 business days before you plan to use them, you can have the temporary number 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) that offers vehicle services.

The main rule is that you may buy temporary number plates for 24 hours. You decide for yourself when the hours of validity for your temporary number plates should begin. In some cases, it will be possible to buy temporary number plates for several consecutive days, but these will have to be ordered by visiting a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. Temporary number plates may be ordered up to 60 days prior to the date of use.

If you have a vehicle that has not previously been registered in Norway, you need to book an appointment at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office in order to buy temporary number plates. 

Price and payment

Temporary number plates cost NOK 330 per day, and payment online can be made by Visa debit card, Mastercard debit card, credit card or BankAxess.

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. Temporary number plates may be used in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

You may use temporary number plates when:

  • moving a vehicle from one place to another
  • testing a vehicle in connection with repairs or similar
  • driving in connection with customs clearance, approval and registration
  • driving in connection with demonstration (e.g. test driving in connection with purchase/sale)

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. 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.

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.

How to buy temporary number plates at at Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office

If you are buying temporary number plates at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, you need to present 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)
  • purpose
  • planned route
  • duration

At the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office you can pay cash or by VISA debit card; credit cards are not accepted. You must be at least 16 years old to buy temporary number plates.

Insurance

You do not need liability insurance for the car when you drive with temporary number plates. In such cases insurance is covered by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA).

Temporary permit

The temporary number plates are disposable. They are made of 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.