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Can I drive a UK car in Ireland?

Hi.

My home is in Northern Ireland. I work in South of Ireland. Can I drive a UK-registered car?

Filed under importing - Asked by James Curry (Tyrone) - Sun, 28 Feb 2021 16:59


Costs to import a Range Rover Sport?

If I bring in a 2010 Range Rover Sport HSE worth £10,000, what will it cost me to have it taxed and all? If I change it to commercial what would the difference be?

Filed under importing - Asked by Dan Osullivan (Killarney) - Thu, 25 Feb 2021 23:36


VRT process for a moped from the UK?

I bought a 2019 50cc moped from the UK in January 2021 and it was brought over by an NI courier on 27 January. Price was £835 for the bike and it has 1,700km on it. I have VRT inspection on 4 March. The sale invoice is the courier’s business invoice with the UK seller's name, address and buyer's name and address on it.

Wondering what VRT process will be for this with new system after 1 January re VAT and customs. In addition re 30 days to register I had a heart attack on 15 January... Can this be an exceptional circumstances reason for not having it registered within 30 days? If the invoice had been dated for example in December 2020 would that make a difference?

Thanks

Filed under importing - Asked by Joseph Flegg (Letterkenny ) - Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:58


Should I bring a car with me from England?

If I move to live in Ireland from England is it a good idea to bring my car with me or should I buy over there?

Filed under importing - Asked by Russell Drake (Bolton ) - Wed, 17 Feb 2021 23:24


Should I upgrade a camper before import?

Hi,

I am considering importing a 2007 camper from Germany. It is rated '3 yellow sticker'; I presume that is for emissions. Should I pay to have it upgraded to '4 green sticker'? Would this have much of an effect on the extra charges added to the VRT?

Thanks

Filed under importing - Asked by Maria Murphy (Clonmel ) - Fri, 19 Feb 2021 23:15


Are we exempt from import charges and VRT?

We brought our car over in December 2020; it's a BMW 1 Series diesel and Ireland is our main residence now; are we exempt from charges?

Filed under importing - Asked by Margaret Allen (Galway) - Mon, 22 Feb 2021 21:14


How to work out costs of importing a camper...

Hi,

I am thinking of importing a motorhome from the UK, but I am finding it quite difficult to ascertain the final landed price. Can you help?

Regards

Tony O'Connor

Filed under importing - Asked by Anthony O'Connor (NAVAN) - Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:59


Can I register my UK car here two years later?

Hi,

I moved from UK to Ireland end of 2019 and brought my car while I was still paying car finance in UK. I didn't register my car yet but would like to do that now but struggling to do it as there is much information on the internet. I understand that if I was the owner of the car, there are some exemptions from some payments. What do you think?

Thanks!

Filed under importing - Asked by Marcin Bubik (Mallow) - Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:56


What are the penalties for late VRT reg?

Hi there,

Could you possibly tell me what penalty is payable with VRT when registering a car bought in Northern Ireland after the 30-day period to register has passed?

Filed under importing - Asked by Babs O'Gorman (Manorhamilton) - Tue, 16 Feb 2021 16:39


Will I buy a car in UK before moving home?

Hi there,

I read your excellent article on importing from the UK with the new rules. I'm Irish, living in UK but moving back home next August. I'm looking at buying here and bringing it home, and could buy now or closer to August. I see that I would owe a NOx levy, VRT of probably 31% OMSP for the model I want, plus 10% customs plus 21% VAT, so a minimum of 62% of OMSP. Seems totally prohibitive but I understand the rationale.

My question is - does having the car and owning it here for more than six months affect the VAT and customs duty? If I had owned a car here and was moving across to Ireland would I still need to pay 60% plus of the car's market value just to register it in Ireland?

Regards

A

Filed under importing - Asked by A Rogers (London) - Tue, 16 Feb 2021 15:44


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