Motor vehicles as removal goods

Moving to Finland from within the customs and fiscal territory of the EU Moving to Finland from inside the EU customs territory, but from outside the EU fiscal territory Moving to Finland from outside the EU customs and fiscal territory

Moving to Finland from within the customs and fiscal territory of the EU

Customs does not require any import declarations on vehicles brought to Finland from within the EU customs and fiscal territory.

You should submit a declaration of use and a car tax declaration electronically to the Tax Administration.

As of 1 January 2017, the Tax Administration is responsible for car taxation and for providing related information.

Go to the Tax Administration website

 

Moving to Finland from within the customs and fiscal territory of the EU

If you are moving to Finland from within the EU customs territory, but from outside the EU fiscal territory, for example from the Canary Islands, your vehicle will not be subject to import duty if the prerequisites for duty-exempt import of removal goods are met. Read the instructions: Moving to Finland from elsewhere in the EU

Customs issues the customs clearance decision, and the Tax Administration issues the car tax decision.

 

 

Moving to Finland from outside the EU customs and fiscal territory

If the requirements on removal goods are met, Customs confirms exemption from customs duty and value added tax for vehicles brought from outside the EU customs and tax territory with a customs clearance decision in connection with import. In other cases, customs duties and taxes are levied in the normal way. Read the instructions: Moving to Finland from outside the EU

Bringing in a removal vehicle from outside the EU

When you arrive in Finland, clear your removal vehicle through Customs

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Submit an electronic declaration of use to the Tax Administration on your vehicle

You should submit an electronic car tax declaration on your vehicle to the Tax Administration

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Registering your vehicle in Finland

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Points to consider

You must submit an electronic declaration of use regarding your vehicle before it can be taken into use in Finland. Read mire: Tax administration

Other requirements for vehicle use

  • The vehicle must have a valid EEA registration or transfer permit.
  • There must be a valid vehicle motor liability insurance for the vehicle in Finland.
  • The vehicle must be roadworthy in Finland.

If your vehicle is unregistered or registered outside the EEA, you will need a transfer permit in addition to a confirmed declaration of use. Transfer permits are available from vehicle inspection stations and some customs offices.

A valid Finnish traffic insurance is required for the traffic use of a vehicle.


In connection with import, you must submit a customs declaration regarding your vehicle. When all requirements are met, Customs exempts your removal vehicle from customs duty and value added tax.

Enclose the customs clearance decision with the car tax declaration. Read more: Tax administration


Be sure to submit an electronic car tax declaration to the Tax Administration within five days of the confirmation of the declaration of use. As of 1 January 2017, the Tax Administration is responsible for car taxation and for providing related information.

Go to the Tax Administration website


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When you bringing a removal vehicle to Finland in connection with your move, read the official instructions:

Contact us
Customs Information Service, Private customers
Monday to Friday 8 am–4 pm

Contact Customs Information

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In car tax matters, kindly contact the Tax Administration (vero.fi)


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