There are several providers and systems where you can register or register for the Norwegian toll system. You can read about it and whether it makes sense or in your case may even be required to register and eventually purchase an electronic chip in our separate guide .
The leading and best-known provider of automated billing and for granting different discounts is the Norwegian consortium AutoPass, which is subordinate to the Norwegian road administration authority "Statens Vegvesen". Therefore, in this detailed guide for this provider, we would like to answer the questions about ordering the chip (also called Brikke) and explain the ordering process step by step.
Admittedly, we found the ordering process of Ferjekort, which is also managed and billed via AutoPass, a little easier, but together we can do it .... 🙂
To order the chip, first of all, you have to go to the following website: www.autopass.no/AutoPASS . The homepage offers the following >
Important note in advance after the experiences of some readers: You have to enter your mobile phone number in some places, also to be able to log in again and again in the future. It is important to enter these in the correct international format, otherwise you will lock yourself out of the customer's account. The access codes will not reach you then. This means that from a German mobile number, as an example of the 0172-12345678 here now the +4917212345678 must become (country code for Germany +49 before and remove for that the "zero" of the area code).
In the menu bar of the page there is the tab "My Page". You have to choose this point to start the ordering process.
Now the following new window appears. Here I can choose between the >"Jeg har ikke ID-porten bruker"
Now a window opens, in which one enters his E-Mail address and a password (at least 8 characters, consisting of numbers and letters). In addition, you have to choose whether the chip is used privately or for business. In most cases, you will use this chip privately and not settle accounts through a company.
Once you have done that, you should have received a confirmation e-mail from AutoPass with a link after a short time. Click on this link ("TRYKK HER") and login again with your selected data (e-mail address and password).
Note: The future login in your customer account works for security reasons only with the so-called "two-way authentication". After entering your e-mail address, you will be sent a code to your mobile phone every time that you have to enter during registration.
At the first sign you will be asked if you have already entered into a contract with a toll company. This question is usually answered with "no" - so click on the following answer: "Nei, jeg vil opprette en ny avtale" and confirm your input with "Gå videre"
In the following form now the information must be supplemented. But first a toll company with which one wants to enter into a contract must be chosen. We chose a company in Bergen, as we are more frequent in this region. Once everything is filled in and you confirm with "Lagre ", it's almost done.
In addition, the personal profile must be filled in, because the chip is sent to the address given there.
Now only a few vehicle data have to be added: First, the country code and the license plate number are queried. Then the weight of the vehicle is asked. Here you choose between 3 possible vehicle categories:
- Easy up to 3500 kg
- M1 Motorhome (or heavy passenger vehicle)
- Hard over 3500 kg
Soooo to finish the contract and fill in the terms and conditions and then you finally made it.
The chip has been ordered and will be sent to the specified postal address within the next 10 days.
We got our chip already after 6 working days and that's what it looks like 🙂
The chip deposit of 200 Norwegian kroner will be deducted on the first invoice. At the end of the order you can still choose how to get your bill from the toll company you used to make an agreement with (Avtale). Most companies offer the routes by e-mail or alternatively by mail. Since we often have to travel long, we chose the variant "E-Mail Rechnung". Which options are available at your toll company or which rules apply there, you can look at in advance or during the ordering process on their homepage.
An overview of all Norwegian toll companies with tariffs, discounts and links to their homepages can be found on this LINK.
Important note: In Norway, more and more environmental toll zones are being set up, where different tariffs / prices apply depending on the vehicle and the time of day (currently in Oslo). Therefore, it is important to register additionally with EPC in order to deposit or indicate the correct pollutant class and fuel type of your vehicle. You can also find the link to register here: www.epcplc.com/environmental_differentiation/
There you can easily log in with your e-mail address and your AutoPass chip number and complete the data. For legitimacy, the vehicle registration certificate must be uploaded as an image file with the approval number to be recognized.
You do not need to be afraid of double billing. If you have an AutoPass contract and the chip, the collection and billing over it always has priority.
For company vehicles over 3.5 t (including a motorhome rented in Germany !!) is the Chippflicht. For hauling these vehicles in Norway without a valid toll, it hails sensitive penalties.
If this rule is violated, a fee of NOK 8,000 will be charged. If repeated within two years, the fee increases to NOK 16 000. The fee is payable within three weeks - even if you file an appeal . Otherwise, the fee will increase by 50% to NOK 12 000, or NOK 24 000.
There is a form in German on the homepage, which must be completed as soon as a commercial vehicle is traveling in Norway.
The following providers are valid in Norway: AutoPass, BroBizz from Øresund and Storebælt and AutoBizz from Scandlines.
Tip: discuss the procedure with the landlord - in our understanding, it is cheaper if the form by the owner, so the landlord of the vehicle is completed. To the form
If the time is not sufficient for an order before the trip, you can also pick up the chip at the border at the customs stations. In that case you have to fill in a form which you can find here .
Another product that is distributed by / via AutoPass is the so-called Ferjekort - a kind of prepaid card, with which you can pay for the ferries in Norway and thus receive corresponding discounts up to 50% on the tariff. More information and the detailed order instructions can be found in this article about Ferjekort.
Hopefully we were able to eliminate any ambiguity about AutoPass Chip / Brikke. We look forward to your feedback, your experiences, comments or additions.