NORTHERN IRELAND - Please refer to United Kingdom for importation information.
- Copy of Passport
- Packing list
- C&E1076 Transfer of Residence document
- Transfer of Residency (TOR) - PPS Declaration Document
- Original Bill of Lading (OBL) - Express Release Accepted or Alternatively (2 Original nonnegotiable copies showing the ocean freight rate) / Air Waybill (AWB)
- Documentary evidence of residence abroad for at least one year
- Two original copies of utility bills. (Electricity bill and a bank statement will do. Must not be older than 12 months).
- Proof of residence in Ireland (2 forms)
- Documentary evidence of taking up permanent residence in Ireland
- Copy of property lease, rental agreement, or purchase in Ireland
- Resident / Work Permit / Letter of Employment
- Form 1076 (Diplomats)
- Lease / Rental Agreement (Diplomats)
- Travel itinerary returning to Ireland / copy of flight confirmation / copy of boarding pass
- Letter from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Protocol Section authorizing release of the consignment from the port (Diplomats)
- All shipments inspected by Customs
- All goods should be in the ownership of the shipper for at least 12 months prior to import
- Required documents must be received by the agent prior to the arrival of the shipment to minimize any port charges
- Owner of the goods does not need to be present for Customs clearance.
- Owner of the goods should arrive in the country prior to the arrival of the shipment.
- Used household goods may be allowed entry on a duty and tax free basis once the TOR has been verified.
- Imports not deemed qualified as part of a TOR shipment will be subject to duty (variable) and value added tax (VAT) of approximately 23%
- If they do not have a European Union country passport they must provide a copy of their Irish entry authorization visa.
- Letter from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs Protocol Section authorizing release of the consignment from the port (diplomats).
- Needs to be confirmed ahead of arriving into port as Ireland only extends the same privileges it receives in the country of origin.
- The OBL must include the chassis number, engine number, color, model, make, and weight of the vehicle.
- Vehicles brought into Ireland under TOR rules are not subject to duty or tax.
- The duty rate on vehicles imported outside of the TOR Protocol is 23% VAT of the cost, insurance and freight (CIF) value, and the vehicle registration tax is payable up to 35% of the vehicle value.
- In order to avoid unnecessary delays and charges for demurrage and storage due to lengthy Customs procedures, the agent must receive a copy of the required documentation prior to arrival of the shipment; check with agent for specific timeframes.
- Motor vehicles must be in the owners name for at least 6 months to be eligible for duty and VAT free import.
- Only one vehicle per person may be imported.
- Copy of passport
- Original bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
- Original Registration
- Copy of current Insurance Certificate (copy of previous policy documentation is acceptable if no current insurance is in effect)
- Bill of Sale showing date of purchase and price
ALCOHOL / SPIRITS / WINES
Detailed alcohol inventory to include the following:
- Size of each bottle
- Percentage proof
- Red/white/blush description
- Still/sparkling description
- Country of manufacture for each bottle
- Year of manufacture for each bottle
- Total quantity
NOTE - Be informed that Irish Customs does not consider alcohol, spirits or wine to be part of household goods relocation. Including alcohol, spirits or wine with a household goods shipment to Ireland can lengthen Customs inspections by as long as 5 days, and will guarantee the complete inspection of shipment. Irish Customs will charge VAT and Duty on any alcohol, spirits or wine imported as part of household goods relocation.
- Vaccination record
- Veterinary health certificate
- Pet passport
- Pets arriving from outside of the EU must be pre-booked and pass through the Quarantine Station at Dublin airport.
- Prior approval from the Department of Agriculture must be received prior to import.
- A 6-month quarantine is not required if the following conditions met: proof of rabies vaccination and follow up that this was effective (6 months after inoculation), Health Certificate, and electronic microchip.
- Pets arriving from within the EU can usually enter without prior approval or examination at a Quarantine Station.
- Alcohol is subject to duties (variable according to type, strength, etc.) and VAT (23%).
- A Declaration Form is needed prior to arrival of the container and should be loaded at rear of the container for easy access if examination is required.
- New furniture and household goods (items purchased within 6 months of the date of shipping are subject to Customs duties and VAT of 23%).
- Meat products
- Live plants
- Endangered species and any products or parts thereof as outlined by CITES (authorization from CITES is required)