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How to register our Australian pickup here?


We have just moved back to Ireland from Australia - we are bringing our 2012 Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 GLR with the rest of our stuff but we are getting very confused with working out what we need to get it up and running when it arrives and the costs of re-registering it here. My husband will be using the truck for work - any help will be much appreciated.

Filed under importing - Asked by Tracey Fitzgerald (Dublin) - Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:16

Neil Briscoe Answered by: Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor - @neilmbriscoe


Hi Tracey,

OK, the Triton is basically the same as our L200 pickup, so it’ll be assessed for Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) at 13.3 per cent of the Irish market selling price. An L200 of that sort of age, depending on condition, will be worth around €10-12,000 so you’re probably looking at around €1,500 or so in VRT costs. Because it’s an older car you won’t  need to worry about VAT, but because it’s coming from outside the EU, there will be customs duty to pay, which is usually charged at 10 per cent of the vehicle cost plus shipping. When you bring the car in, you have a week to officially notify Revenue that the car is in the country, and then 30 days to book your VRT inspection appointment and complete the process. 

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