Postage to Norway

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International Signed

Tracking within the UK, and a signature on delivery
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Signature on delivery
  • Items tracked until they leave the UK
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50

Options

  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

International Signed cannot be sent to PO Boxes or Pack Stations, because a signature cannot be captured. This restriction does not apply when items are sent to Africa or the Middle East

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Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 6.85
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Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 8.75
Online from £ 8.55

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 10.50
Online from £ 10.20

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 10.50
Online from £ 10.20

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International Tracked

Tracked to delivery point for peace of mind
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days1
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Fully tracked to delivery point
  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50

Options

  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

1 Delivery aim to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Luxembourg is 3-4 working days

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Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 6.75
Online from £ 6.75

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 8.65
Online from £ 8.45

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 10.10
Online from £ 9.80

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 10.10
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International Standard

An affordable service for everyday international mail
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 6-7 working days
  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 1.70
Online from £ 1.70

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 3.25
Online from £ 3.05

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 5.80
Online from £ 5.50

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 5.80
Online from £ 5.50

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International Economy

For heavier parcels that don't need to arrive in a hurry
Max 2kg

Features

  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
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Delivery aims

  • Western Europe in up to 2 weeks
  • Eastern Europe in up to 5 weeks
  • North America in up to 6 weeks
  • South America, Africa and Asia in up to 8 weeks
  • Australia in up to 12 weeks
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Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 3.00
Online from £ 3.00

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 4.85
Online from £ 4.85

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 4.85
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You are responsible for checking postal restrictions and prohibitions for your destination.

There are rules about what Royal Mail will carry and each country has their own restrictions which may differ, so it’s important to check both.

Check the status of deliveries around the world on our International Incident Bulletin

Can I send it to Norway?

There are some restrictions on what you can post to Norway. Check our handy guide:

Here is an indication of prohibited items for mailing to Norway. For further information, or further clarification please refer to the Norwegian Post website

Please also refer to the Universal Postal Union - full prohibitions and restrictions list

You must not send any item addressed to a country in which the item is unlawful or prohibited. When an item is restricted you must comply with the restriction. Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country, and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary.

The information below is provided in good faith, but Royal Mail is not responsible for it, and it should be viewed as a guide only. Specific restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for clarification please contact the destination country's trade, postal, and customs authorities as appropriate. Business customers are strongly recommended to do this.

Please remember that Royal Mail also prohibits and restricts certain categories of items. For more information visit royalmail.com/prohibitedgoods

Prohibited items

Prohibited products are not permitted in the mail under any circumstances.

  • Live animals; animal products
  • Live animals
  • Live mammal animals and birds, except bees, leeches, etc.
  • Meat and edible meat offal
  • Meat and edible meat offal of mammals and birds is either prohibited or subject to regulation. See Norway: Restrictions section
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • Dead mammal animals and birds, and products thereof are either prohibited or subject to regulation. See Norway: Restrictions section
  • Cereals
  • Products made of or containing wild oats.
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
  • Products made of or containing wild oats.
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • Seeds for sowing are either prohibited or subject to regulations. See Norway: Restrictions section
  • Mineral products
  • Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials; lime and cement
  • Natural barium carbonate (witherite).
  • Asbestos.
  • Ores, slag and ash
  • Beryllium ores.
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • Benzol, Xylol, Creosote oils, Gasoline.
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • Radioactive elements and their compounds.
  • Organic chemicals
  • Halogenated derivatives, acyclic hydroacyclic carbons containing two or more different halogens, like CFC.
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations
  • Substances considered explosive, inflammable or dangerous are prohibited in postal items.
  • Miscellaneous chemical products
  • Products containing CFC and certain other halogenated derivatives.
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Spray cans, cellular plastics and other products containing CFC and certain other halogenated derivatives
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
  • Articles of asbestos or containing asbestos.

 

Restricted items

  • Live animals; animal products
  • Live animals
  • Bees

The import of live bees and wax combs, with or without bees, can, in special cases, be authorised by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. Pressed honeycombs to be used in beehives may only be imported if accompanied by a prescribed certificate issued by the public authorities in the country of origin. Queen bees as well as parasites and live destroyers of noxious insects, intended for the control of these insects and exchanged between officially recognised institutions, are exempted from the prohibition.

  • Meat and edible meat offal

General note

The import of animals and animal products is prohibited subject to authorisation by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. There are several exceptions to this regulation. Further information and a list of exceptions can be obtained from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

According to the Washington Convention (CITES), trading in threatened species of animals is prohibited or may require a licence.

Authorisation for trading may be issued by the Directorate for Nature Management.

Some of the main regulations

Regulations on meat control apply in addition to the above-mentioned regulations. Import of slaughtered meat, carved meat, pork, organs and products made from these items meant for human consumption (except for canned meat) and which is made from cattle, pig, sheep, goat, horse, poultry, whale, reindeer, moose, deer, roe-deer, fallow deer and bear, can only be imported if authorised by The import of live mussels and spat is prohibited without the authorisation of the Director of Fisheries.

The goods must be presented with a Veterinary's certificate from the exporting country. Food containing animal components, i.e. meat, plucks, blood, eggs, milk or dried milk is subject to authorisation and a customs clearance permission by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

Sausages, pastes and other similar foodstuffs can only be sent as postal parcels.

Animal feed containing any amount of animal products is subject to authorisation. Further, the State has the sole right to import products to be used as feedstuffs. An import licence must be obtained from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority at the point of import customs clearance. Exceptions are made for tinned goods and feedstuffs for birds.

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

General Note
 

The import of fresh, not frozen, mackerel is prohibited subject to authorisation by the Ministry of Fisheries.

The importation of live lobsters is prohibited unless presented with a written statement from the authorities in the exporting country that the lobster disease Gaffkemi is not detected, in addition, authorisation is required from the Director of Fisheries.

The import of live mussels and spat is prohibited without the authorisation of the Director of Fisheries. Fish for breeding, salmonidae and freshwater crawfish/crayfish, cannot be imported without the permission of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. This regulation also applies to packaging used for the transport of freshwater fish and roe of such fish.

  • All edible products in this chapter. Fish for breeding, etc. See General note Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates entry above
  • Live freshwater fish (also salmonidae). See General notes Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates entry above
  • Salmonidae, Plaice, Mackerel, Mackerel fillets, fresh or chilled, Freshwater crawfish/crayfish, Lobster, Live mussels. See General note Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates entry above
  • Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • All products. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • Dead mammal animals and birds, and products thereof. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above
  • Vegetable products

General Note
 

All plants and Parts thereof for cultivation or intended for multiplication and unwashed vegetables with roots must be accompanied by a Health Certificate. The Certificate must, in certain cases, be approved by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority before import customs clearance. A licence must be obtained for the import of certain edible vegetables.

The import of certain kinds of fresh vegetables, fruit and berries is prohibited in certain periods of the year.

A licence is required from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority for the import of glucose and glucose syrup.

The import of wood and articles of wood is subject to authorisation by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

According to the Washington Convention (CITES) trading in threatened species of plants is prohibited or may require a licence. Authorisation for trading may be issued by the Directorate for Nature Management.

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage. See General note Vegetable products entry above
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers. See General note Vegetable products entry above
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons. See General note Vegetable products entry above
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices. See General note Vegetable products entry above

Coffee husks and skins for animal feeding. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above

  • Cereals
  • Edible products, Seeds for sowing, Wheat, etc. See General note Vegetable products entry above
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
  • Edible products. See General note Vegetable products entry above
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • All plants and Parts thereof. See General note Vegetable products entry above
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
  • Cannabis resin, Opium, etc. Products for human consumption,
  • Narcotics

Items of opium, morphine, cocaine and other narcotics may be sent as a parcel for medical or scientific purposes, but only if imported by companies who have obtained a special permit for this purpose from the Norwegian Medical Agency. A special import licence from the Norwegian Medical Agency is required for each item prior to customs clearance.

  • Narcotics can only be sent as parcels or as registered items.
  • Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included
  • Products for animal feeding. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • Products made from mammals or birds. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Animal fats. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Lard; other pig fat and poultry fat. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Fats and oils for animal feeding. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Oils of marine mammals (including sperm oil), require an import licence.
  • Products covered by these headings for animal feeding. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Beeswax. See Bees entry above.
  • Degras and other goods covered by this heading. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
  • Crustacean and similar sea animals. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Products made from mammals and birds. Sausages and other prepared or preserved meat, meat offal or blood. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Extracts and juices of meat require an import licence.
  • Extracts from whale meat require an import licence.
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery. See General note Vegetable products entry above
  • For all goods covered by these headings, see General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Glucose and glucose syrup
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations, products made from mammals and birds, or goods containing such products. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Cocoa shells for animal feeding. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products
  • Products made from mammals and birds. Products containing meat, meat offal, etc. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruits, nuts or other parts of plants
  • Goods containing products made from mammals and birds. Products containing meat, meat offal, etc, for all products, See General note Vegetable products entry above
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations
  • Products containing meat, meat offal, etc. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Products made from mammals or birds, or goods containing such products. See General notes Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Yeast for animal feeding. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Homogenised composite food preparations. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included. Essences containing alcohol. See General notes beverages entry below.
  • Other (applies only to products consisting of more than 75% dry weight of cereals or milled products of cereals). See General note Vegetable products entry above.
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • Beverages.

 

General notes
 

Distilled spirits, wine, fruit wine, mead, beer, alcohol and isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol) may only be imported by the State Wine Monopoly (A/S Vinmonopolet) or by permission from that body, even for the importation of beer. Pharmaceutical products are exempted from the monopoly.

If the beverage is imported by private persons and only intended for personal consumption, such a permission may be granted from Helse og Sosialdepartementet according to written application. Such permission may only be granted for consignments with a maximum of 4 litres of alcoholic beverages.

Importation of distilled spirits with an alcohol content of more than 60% is prohibited. Import of alcoholic beverages is prohibited for anyone under 20 years of age.

Representatives of Norwegian and foreign firms are permitted to import necessary samples of spirits and wine, if they have obtained a permit from A/S Vinmonopolet.

Alcoholic essences must be approved by the Technical Alcohol Committee, which is also in charge of issuing import licences.

Wine and distilled spirits can only be sent as parcel post.

  • Goods containing eggs, products from eggs, milk or products from milk or other dairy products. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Alcoholic products. See General note Beverages entry above.
  • Vinegar and certain substitutes. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder
  • Products for animal feeding. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes.

Dutiable tobacco and tobacco articles may only be imported commercially by importers who are registered with the Head of the Regional Customs Administration.

  • Mineral products

General notes
 

The import of earth, manure, goods for soil improvement, cultivation media, composting products, peat, etc, is subject to authorisation by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

  • Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials; lime and cement
  • Goods for soil improvement. See General note Mineral products above.
  • Salt. See General note Mineral products above.
  • Earth. See General note Mineral products above.
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • Peat. See General note Mineral products above.
  • Organic chemicals
  • Chemicals for use as, or in pharmaceutical products. See General note Pharmaceutical products entry below.
  • Pharmaceutical products

General note
 

Medicaments and other products used in medical treatment
The Norwegian Medicinal Depot has the sole right to import pharmaceutical products. This body can, on certain conditions, give authorization to others. Permission (exemption) of importation is decided by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.

Serums, vaccines and other bacteriological and serological preparations may be imported by laboratories and institutes approved by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.

The import of radioisotopes must be authorized by the State Institute of Radiation (Statens institutt for strålehygiene). Radioactive elements may only be mailed in smaller quantities and only as parcel post or as registered items.

  • All products. See General note Pharmaceutical products entry above.
  • Products made from mammals and birds or goods containing such products. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Fertilisers
  • Import of these products must be authorised by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
  • Oils classified as pharmaceutical products. See General note Pharmaceutical products entry above.
  • Of a kind used in the food or drink industries. See General note Beverages entry above.
  • Preparations containing alcohol. See General note Beverages entry above.
  • Perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations, containing alcohol.

Perfumes, cosmetics and sanitary products containing alcohol, must be approved by the Technical Alcohol Committee.

  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
  • For use in edible products.
  • Products of mammal animals and of birds or goods containing such products. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Casein, caseinates, etc, except casein glues.
  • Albumin and albumin derivatives.
  • Dextrin and other modified starches – all for animal feeding. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations
  • All goods covered by this chapter.

The importation of firearms, ammunition, and Parts of such, including bombs, grenades and other military equipment is subject to the authorisation of the Police. This also applies to patent killers including cartridges, but not to air guns and pistols.

Transport by post of firing caps and loaded metal cartridges for portable firearms, non-explosive elements of artillery fuses and matches, is not allowed.

It is prohibited to import harmful articles, i.e. articles which are designed or may be altered in such a way that they may be used for violent purposes, and which have no main practical purpose. The State Pollution Control Authority may grant exemption from this prohibition.

  • Metaldehyde.

Poisons not liberating poisonous or irritating gas or damp and intended for medical or scientific use, may be sent as postal parcels or registered items. Such products must usually be presented with a receipt of the Product Register.

  • Photographic or cinematographic products
  • Pornographic, photographic or cinematographic goods.

The importation of immoral pornographic publications, pictures, films and videos for distribution, is prohibited. Whether or not pornographic matter is illegal, will be decided by the Police.

  • Miscellaneous chemical products
  • Preparations for soil improvement, plant growth, etc. See General note Mineral products above.
  • These products must be authorised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Oslo.
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Used articles for the conveyance or packing of goods.

Contaminated items, such as used containers for animals or animal products and uncleansed wool or other hair of mammals are prohibited subject to authorisation by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

  • Rubber and articles thereof
  • Sheath contraceptives.
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins). See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof
  • Raw furskins. See General note Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
  • Bark. See General note Vegetable products entry above
  • Sawdust and wood with bark of various trees of non-European origin, require a health certificate. See also General note Vegetable products entry above
  • Crates
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork
  • Cover mats made of grass, hay or cereal straws for use in nurseries, truck gardens and the like. See General notes Vegetable products entry above.
  • Crawfish/crayfish pots. See General note Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates entry above.
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • Cigarette paper, also cut in size, in booklets or tubes. See Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes entry above.
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
  • Pornographic printed matter.

The importation of immoral pornographic publications, pictures, films and videos for distribution, is prohibited. Whether or not pornographic matter is illegal, will be decided by the Police.

  • Bank notes, etc.

Norwegian bank notes and coins as well as Norwegian and foreign securities of all kinds may not be imported into Norway except with the authorisation of the national Bank of Norway. Licensed foreign banks have, however, a standing authorisation to import money and securities. Furthermore, bills of exchange and bank drafts in payment of goods exported from Norway may be imported without prior authorisation.

  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric
  • Uncleansed wool or other hair of mammals.

Contaminated items, such as used containers for animals or animal products and uncleansed wool or other hair of mammals are prohibited subject to authorisation by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

  • Other vegetable textile fibres, paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn
  • Tow made of used sacks, etc, of woven fabrics. See General note Vegetable products entry above.
  • Hemp still containing resin. See General note Vegetable products entry above.
  • Other made-up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags
  • Sacks and bags used for the packing of plants, etc. See General note Vegetable products entry above.
  • Articles of iron and steel
  • Used transport containers for animals or animal products.

Contaminated items, such as used containers for animals or animal products and uncleansed wool or other hair of mammals are prohibited subject to authorisation by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

  • Aluminium and articles thereof
  • Used transport containers for animals or animal products.

Contaminated items, such as used containers for animals or animal products and uncleansed wool or other hair of mammals are prohibited subject to authorisation by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • Used agricultural machines and equipment inc filtering machines for shelters.

The import of used agricultural machinery (tractors, combines, etc), equipment and tools require a certificate from the Plant Inspection of the exporting country confirming that the machinery has been cleaned of soil.

  • Data equipment operating in connection with the public telephone network.

The import of radio equipment, i.e. all types of equipment for the purpose of wireless transmission, or reception of information (such as speech, navigation signals, etc) for instance walkie-talkies, remote controls, wireless telephones, etc, must comply with all relevant requirements and shall bear the EC conformity marking. The EC conformity marking shall be affixed under the responsibility of the manufacturer, his authorised representative within the European Economic Area or he person responsible for placing the apparatus on the market. Radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment shall be accompanied by a valid identification number.

  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers; television image and sound recorders and reproducers and parts and accessories of such articles

For many of the products covered by these headings The import of radio equipment, ie all types of equipment for the purpose of wireless transmission, or reception of information (such as speech, navigation signals, etc) for instance walkie-talkies, remote controls, wireless telephones, etc, must comply with all relevant requirements and shall bear the EC conformity marking. The EC conformity marking shall be affixed under the responsibility of the manufacturer, his authorised representative within the European Economic Area or he person responsible for placing the apparatus on the market. Radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment shall be accompanied by a valid identification number.

  • Vehicles, other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • Used agricultural vehicles covered by this chapter.

The import of used agricultural machinery (tractors, combines, etc), equipment and tools require a certificate from the Plant Inspection of the exporting country confirming that the machinery has been cleaned of soil.

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof

The importation of firearms, ammunition, and Parts of such, including bombs, grenades and other military equipment is subject to the authorisation of the Police. This also applies to patent killers including cartridges, but not to air guns and pistols.

Transport by post of firing caps and loaded metal cartridges for portable firearms, non-explosive elements of artillery fuses and matches, is not allowed.

It is prohibited to import harmful articles, i.e. articles which are designed or may be altered in such a way that they may be used for violent purposes, and which have no main practical purpose. The State Pollution Control Authority may grant exemption from this prohibition.

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; Parts and accessories thereof
  • Authorisation is required by the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority for motorised skateboards.
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles
  • Wax prepared in combs for beehives. See Live animals; Bees entry.

For more information about posting an item to Norway please refer to the Norwegian Post website

Additional information

 
Norway VAT changes

From 1 April 2020 foreign sellers and intermediaries with a total turnover in Norway exceeding NOK 50,000 will be liable to pay Norwegian VAT when selling low value goods to consumers in Norway. This applies to goods with a value below NOK 3,000, that are not prohibited or restricted goods, foods or foodstuffs or goods subject to excise duties.

You must firstly register for the VOEC (VAT On E-Commerce) scheme which applies to sales of both goods and electronic services. Sellers and marketplaces that are already registered in the VOES scheme (VAT On Electronic Services) can use their current registration for reporting and paying VAT on low value goods.

How to mark consignments to Norway

• Relevant information about the goods must be available to the transporter and Norwegian Customs.
• Information about the value of the goods must be included
• The supplier’s registration number (VOEC number) must be included

If you fail to comply with the rules of the VOEC scheme, the goods shipped to Norway from the supplier will be subject to taxation at the border, the carrier or forwarder will charge the customer an extra fee for customs clearance, and the delivery to the customer might take longer time.

To register for the VOCE scheme and for guidance on how to mark and send consignments to Norway please visit www.skatteetaten.no/voec

Clear addressing - general guidelines

When sending an international item, always include the destination country name:

  • on the last line of the address
  • in capital letters
  • in English.

For further details please check the UPU website

Read our top tips for sending mail overseas

We recommend that you include the addressee's mobile telephone number on parcels in case we need to contact them about their delivery.

Attach a customs label

You’ll need to apply a customs declaration form to your package. 

If you buy postage online with Click & Drop the label will be generated automatically, and we will also send customs data in advance of your parcel. 

Alternatively, customs declaration labels are available online or in a Post Office® branch. 

  • For items with a value up to £270, you will need customs form CN22 (pdf, 394.05 KB)
  • For items with a value over £270, you will need customs form CN23 (pdf, 227.98 KB) and clear plastic wallet SP 126, also available at any Post Office® branch. 

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Tax and duty-free parcels

  • Value up to NOK 200, and gifts between private individuals with a value of up to NOK 1000.

Simplified customs clearance

  • Norway Post has created a simplified clearance solution for parcels for private individuals.
  • Goods with a value below NOK 350 (including freight and insurance) and for personal gifts up to NOK 1000 are duty free. The exception is alcohol and tobacco.
  • Goods with value of NOK 350 and above (including freight and insurance) is customs and taxable. 

Ordinary payment of duty

  • Value greater than NOK 1000.

Please refer to The Posten website for additional information.

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