Declaration of use when a vehicle is used for racing

Before you can use a vehicle for racing in Finland you must submit a declaration of use to the Finnish Tax Administration and receive confirmation for the declaration from the agency.

Using a vehicle registered in another EEA country for racing

The Finnish Tax Administration may grant a person permanently residing in Finland a permit under which the person in question may use a vehicle registered in another EEA country for racing in Finland for a maximum of 30 days. Under this arrangement, the vehicle may be imported into Finland for racing purposes and it must be taken out of the country when it is no longer used for this purpose.

No transfer permit is required for the use of the vehicle.

Motor liability insurance

Valid motor liability insurance is required for the traffic use of a vehicle and the driver of the vehicle is advised to check the coverage of the vehicle’s motor liability insurance.

Finnish motor liability insurance provides the driver with more extensive coverage than similar insurance in most other countries. A motor liability insurance policy taken out in another country can be supplemented with a voluntary insurance policy which gives additional coverage to the driver.

Using a vehicle registered outside the EEA for racing

A vehicle registered outside the EEA can be imported into Finland for racing purposes for a maximum of 30 days after which it must be taken out of the country.

If the vehicle is used by a person permanently residing in Finland, a transfer permit is also required. For more information about the transfer insurance, visit the website of the Finnish Motor Insurers' Centre (www.lvk.fi).

Using an unregistered vehicle for racing purposes

  • An unregistered vehicle may be used for racing in Finland for a maximum period of seven days.
  • It is not necessary to take the vehicle out of Finland after its use.
  • You should submit the declaration of racing use on the form Declaration of vehicle use – Temporary tax-exempt use.

If the vehicle is used in traffic, a transfer permit and valid motor liability insurance are also required. The driver of the vehicle is advised to check the coverage of the vehicle’s motor liability insurance. If the vehicle is transferred on a carrier, no declaration of use is required. For more information about the transfer insurance, visit the website of the Finnish Motor Insurers' Centre (www.lvk.fi).

A person permanently residing outside Finland

A person permanently residing outside Finland does need a declaration of use or transfer permit for a vehicle registered outside Finland.