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It’s possible to bring your car during your stay in Danmark, but you might need Danish number plates and a Danish driver’s license
It is possible to bring your foreign registered motor vehicle to Denmark.
If you bring your vehicle with you from your home country, the vehicle must be re-registered and have Danish number plates assigned to it or you must obtain an exemption.
You can apply for an exemption of the registration tax, if you have come to Denmark to work temporarily, i.e. less than 185 days in a calendar year. You must provide documentation that your stay is temporary, for example in the form of a contract of employment, and that your car is insured, either in Denmark or abroad.
Contact TAX Center Hoje Taastrup, Helgeshøj Alle 9, 2630 Taastrup
If you are a Danish resident, you must not use a vehicle which is registered in a foreign country. When taking up residence in Denmark, you therefore need to register your foreign registered motor vehicle within two weeks of arrival.
Contact the Danish tax authorities, SKAT, if you have any doubt as to whether you are resident in Denmark. You can do so by filling in a form that can also be used to apply for permission to travel in Denmark with foreign number plates.
You can contact SKAT on phone: +45 72 22 18 18 or via e-mail at:
When you register a vehicle and have Danish number plates assigned to it, you must pay registration tax.
You also pay annual taxes and duties - vehicle excise duty or green owner's tax. The taxes and duties depend on the vehicle and how you use it, among other things. Contact SKAT if you need further information.
The registration tax applies regardless of whether the car is privately owned or owned by a company and made available for you to use. The registration tax for cars (not more than one year old) is calculated as 105 per cent of the normal import value including VAT up to DKK 79,000 and 180 per cent of the value in excess of this. Various deductions apply to environmentally acceptable cars and cars with adequate safety measures.
In addition, customs duty and VAT (“moms” in the amount of 25 per cent of the list price) are normally charged on vehicles imported from countries outside the EU, whereas cars that have been registered within the EU are exempted from VAT. In order to be exempted from VAT, it is moreover a condition that the vehicle has done more than 6,000 km and is more than 6 months old. Finally, approx. 1.5 per cent plus interest of the registration fee of the car is due four times a year.
If you stay in Denmark for a period of one to three years, you can seek permission from SKAT to pay the registration tax quarterly in advance. To do this, use fill in a form to SKAT.
Before the vehicle can be registered and have Danish number plates assigned to it, three measures are required:
To get your vehicle registered to Danish number plates, first step is an ordinary technical inspection must be performed by a vehicle inspection centre to determine the identity, the mileage recorded on the odometer, features and general condition of the vehicle.
A list of approved vehicle inspection centres is available from the Danish Transport Authority.
When the vehicle has passed the technical inspection, you must contact a tax centre to get at tax valuation of your motor vehicle. The valuation of vehicles is centralised at four tax centres.
Please send the following documents and items to the tax office covering your area:
SKAT will then calculate the registration tax based on the vehicle's market price, inclusive of registration tax, if sold to a person in Denmark. This price will be compared to the vehicle's price as new and loss in value. Our decision concerning the valuation of the vehicle will be sent to you. Then you can pay the registration fee.
On skat.dk you can find a calculator – in Danish - which may help you to calculate the registration tax.
When you receive the valuation of your car from the tax authorities, you must pay the registration tax, and a certificate will then be issued to you. You will need it to get your Danish number plates.
Please contact the number plate desk at the tax centre to get Danish number plates. Bring the following documents and items with you:
If you leave Denmark and bring your vehicle with you, you can apply for a refund if you have paid registration tax in advance. You can apply for a refund by filling in a form to SKAT.
A driver’s licence issued within the EU/EEA ranks alongside a Danish driver’s licence and gives you the right to drive in Denmark as long as the driver’s licence is valid and you are under the age of 70. A driver’s licence acquired within the EU/EEA can be exchanged to an equivalent Danish driver’s licence without you taking a driving test.
If you have permanent residence in Denmark and have a driver’s licence issued in a country outside of the EU/EEA, you must exchange your foreign driver’s licence for a Danish one within 90 days. Otherwise you may not drive a vehicle in Denmark.
If you have a driver’s licence from a non-EU/EEA Member State, you must go through a so-called supervised driving test, which comprises a theoretical test and a practical test. This is required unless your driver’s licence has been issued in Australian Capital Territory, Brazil, Japan, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), The Republic of Korea (South Korea), Russia, Ukraine or Switzerland.
Please contact the citizen service centre in one of the country’s municipalities in order to exchange your driver’s license for a Danish driver’s licence.
You must bring:
Written by lifeindenmark.dk, SKAT, Consortium of Global Talent, Workindenmark.dk and Business Region Aarhus