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Costs to import a 2012 Kia Soul?

I am considering buying a car with English registration, It is a 2012 Kia Soul 1.6 CRDi 2 five-door automatic diesel with almost 40,000 miles on the clock. I would like to know (1) the cost of Irish registration and (2) what tax band would it come under, and the annual cost of motor tax.

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Filed under importing - Asked by Mary Doyle (Ballaghadereen) - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:58

Will I avoid the NOx levy if I import now?


I'm thinking of importing my 2005 Audi diesel to Ireland to leave at my parents' house. If I do this before 1/1/2020 will I be outside the new NOx levy or will I still have to pay it?

Filed under importing - Asked by Mark Galvin (London) - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:20

Do I have to pay unpaid VRT on this car?


I have a good deal on a car, but it has imported from Northern Ireland in the summer. The seller says he didn't have the money to pay for the VRT etc. at the time of his appointment so never went through with the proper paperwork etc. If I buy the car and the Northern Irish owner writes me a new contract, will I have to pay the overdue charges?

Filed under importing - Asked by Andrej Todorov (Schull) - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:13

How do I sort out my imported car?


I have imported my car from England. I have been given the VRT exemption. But upon registration, they cannot find my vehicle model and cannot complete the process. Are there any direct contacts so I can query this as I am not expecting to hear from them as they advised?

Filed under importing - Asked by Steven Berry (Dublin) - Sun, 03 Nov 2019 18:00

Should I bring my UK car with me to Ireland?

I have just moved over from the UK for a new job for at least two years and was wondering if I should bring my two-year-old car with me or sell it and buy one here on PCP? Will an Irish Bank accept my credit history from the UK or will I have to wait until I build one up here for a number of months?

Filed under importing - Asked by Sinead Cunniam (Dublin) - Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:37

Costs to import a Mustang from the States?

Good day,

I am planning to import a 1966 Ford Mustang from the USA into Ireland. I understand that I would pay a VRT fee based on the emissions of the vehicle, which, according to what I have read, would be 36% of the OMSP value. However, where can I find the market value? Is there any other important fee that I should assume within the import process? I appreciate very much your guidance on this matter as there is very little info regarding this matter.

Thank you,

Frank Garcia

Filed under importing - Asked by Frank Garcia (Dublin) - Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:28

Do I need to tax a UK car on the way home?

The UK car I want to buy does not have UK road tax and the dealer says I need to buy it to drive on UK roads to get up to Holyhead. You can only buy UK road tax for a minimum of six months, do I need to get it if only driving there for a day?

Filed under importing - Asked by Bill Foster (Dublin) - Tue, 15 Oct 2019 20:42

Can I export a Grand California to the USA?

Can I buy a Volkswagen Grand California camper van and ship to the USA?

Filed under importing - Asked by Betty Li (Hayward CA) - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 05:42

What will I pay on importing a small van?


I'm hoping you might be able to answer my question, please. I plan to purchase a small van from Northern Ireland and import it into the Republic. What charges will I incur when importing this vehicle? I am hoping to buy a Berlingo/Partner. Is there still a flat rate of €200 VRT or do I have to pay VAT in the ROI as well? I am not registered for VAT. Does VAT apply to new vehicles only?

Sorry, I know that was more than one question.

Thanks in advance,

Chris, Donegal

Filed under importing - Asked by Christopher Britton - Tue, 01 Oct 2019 15:23

Can I import a Tesla Model 3 from the UK?


Can you import a new Tesla Model 3 from the UK to ROI?

Filed under importing - Asked by Con Phelan (Kilkenny) - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:38

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