Importing a car

Bringing your vehicle to Denmark

If taking up residence in Denmark, an imported vehicle must be registered within 30 days of arrival, or within 30 days of obtaining your CPR (personal identification) number; failure to do so will incur a hefty fine.

Importing a car

The registration form for importing a foreign registered vehicle is only available in Danish, so it is important that you enlist the help of a Danish speaker if you do not speak the language.

In order to register a car and receive Danish number plates, the vehicle must undergo an inspection and registration tax must be paid; this is calculated by SKAT (the Danish tax authority) based on the valuation of the vehicle. You will also have to pay around DKK 2,000 for a set of number plates.

It is also possible to drive a foreign registered car in Denmark without having to register it, however, this is only applicable if you are staying in the country temporarily.

For further information and a list of authorised inspection centres consult the official SKAT  website.

The registration form for importing a foreign registered vehicle is only available in Danish, so it is important that you enlist the help of a Danish speaker if you do not speak the language.

In order to register a car and receive Danish number plates, the vehicle must undergo an inspection and registration tax must be paid; this is calculated by SKAT (the Danish tax authority) based on the valuation of the vehicle. You will also have to pay around DKK 2,000 for a set of number plates.

It is also possible to drive a foreign registered car in Denmark without having to register it, however, this is only applicable if you are staying in the country temporarily.

For further information and a list of authorised inspection centres consult the official SKAT  website.

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