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Importing your car from Norway to the United Kingdom

Why choose My Car Import?

We can handle the whole process of importing your car from Australia, including the export, shipping, customs clearance, UK inland trucking, compliance testing and DVLA registration.

We handle the entire process, saving you time and unforeseen costs.

Frequently asked questions

What is the process for importing cars under ten years old?

We do this using an IVA test. We have the only privately operated IVA testing facility in the UK, meaning your car will not be waiting for a testing slot at a government testing centre, which can take weeks, if not months to obtain. We IVA test every week on-site and therefore have the fastest turnaround to get your car registered and on UK roads.

Every car is different and every manufacturer has different support standards for assisting their clients through the import process, so please get a quote so we can discuss the optimum speed and cost option for your circumstances.

We manage the whole process on your behalf, whether that is dealing with the homologation team of your car’s manufacturer or the Department for Transport, so you can relax in the knowledge that you will be legally registered with the DVLA in the shortest time possible.

We have built an extensive catalogue of the makes and models of cars we have imported so can give you an accurate estimate of what your car will require to be ready for its IVA test.

What is the process for importing cars over ten years old?

Cars over 10 years old are type approval exempt but still require a safety test, called an MOT, and similar modifications to an IVA test prior to registration. The modifications depend on the age but are generally to the rear fog light.

If your car is over 40 years old it does not need an MOT test and can be delivered directly to your UK address ahead of it being registered.

How long does it take to ship a car from Norway to the United Kingdom?

The time it takes to ship a car from Norway to the United Kingdom can vary depending on the chosen method of transportation and other factors. The two primary methods for shipping a car from Norway to the UK are Ro-Ro (Roll-on/Roll-off) shipping and container shipping. Here are the estimated transit times for each method:

Ro-Ro Shipping: Ro-Ro shipping involves driving the car onto a specialized vessel, and it is a common method for shipping cars. The transit time for Ro-Ro shipping from Norway to the UK is typically around 1 to 3 days, depending on the shipping route and the specific schedule of the shipping company.

Container Shipping: Container shipping involves loading the car into a container, which is then shipped by sea. The transit time for container shipping from Norway to the UK is generally longer than Ro-Ro shipping and can take around 5 to 10 days, depending on the shipping route and any potential layovers.

Please note that these are estimated transit times and can be subject to various factors, including weather conditions, customs clearance, port congestion, and the specific logistics of the shipping company. Additionally, there might be additional time needed for the arrangement and preparation of the shipping process, such as paperwork, loading, and unloading. It is essential to get a quote from My Car Import or freight forwarders to get more accurate and up-to-date information based on your specific requirements and the chosen method of transportation.

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