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Registration – Denmark

Updated : 10/01/2013

Formalities and documents

Formalities and documents

How often  must vehicles undergo roadworthiness tests in Denmark?

New cars: first test after 4 years.

Thereafter: every 2 years.

Must a roadworthiness test be conducted each time a vehicle changes owners?


Do the Danish authorities require a roadworthiness test when a new resident from another EU/EFTA country registers their car?


What does a roadworthiness test in Denmark typically consist of?

- check for defects with a bearing on road safety and the environment.

- check for conformity between the vehicle's registration and chassis number.

- verification of brakes, steering, suspension, tyres, springs, shock absorbers, electrical equipment, rust and corrosion, glazing, seatbelts and exhaust.

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