How to bring your car to Denmark

Hello everybody,

If you exported your car to Denmark, were there any formalities that needed to be completed beforehand? What were they?

What is the best way to export your car? Is there a limit on the number of vehicles, or perhaps the age of the vehicle? Are there limits on emissions or emission controls in Denmark?

What are the expected costs of exporting a car? In your opinion, is it worth it?

Once you arrived in Denmark, what were the applicable taxes? What was the customs process like?

How do you go about registering an imported car in Denmark?

Is it best to buy a car once you have arrived or to bring your car with you, in your opinion?

We look forward to hearing from you!


Don't even think about importing your car into Denmark. It is complicated and the registration fee payable is very, very expensive.

The Registration fee of the car is calculated by the SKAT office is about 60% of the value of a simliar used version sold in Denmark. So if a car (similiar to yours) sells in Denmark (not in your home country) for 200,000 kroner, you would pay a registration fee of 120,000 kroner. Considering that a car in Denmark sells for about twice the price compared to other many parts of the EU, you are actually paying for your car twice - four times if it was bought in the US!
See fyiDenmark

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