A vehicle imported as removal goods exempt from tax and duty must be intended solely for the owner’s personal use. If the vehicle changes owner within 1 year after the day of import, it will be subject to tax and duty according to the general import rules.
A vehicle imported as removal goods must be registered with the Faroese Vehicle Administration, Akstovan, within the first two weeks after arriving in the Faroe Islands.
Before being registered the car must be inspected by the Faroese Vehicle Administration.
The owner of the car must pay a registration fee and take out an insurance before the vehicle gets a license plate.
The insurance must cover damages to the property of others. Insurance covering loss or damage to your own car is optional.
There are two insurance companies in the Faroe Islands: Betri Trygging and Trygd (in Faroese)
All motor vehicles registered in the Faroe Islands must pay a tax based on weight and type of usage and fuel twice a year.
Short term stay
A vehicle registered abroad can be used without registering in the Faroe Islands if the owner is planning to stay for less than one year.
The vehicle may not be used by anyone residing in the Faroe Islands or for any commercial carriage.
Tax and Customs Office
Faroese Vehicle Administration (in Faroese)