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Any limit on number of cars I can bring with me from the UK?

My wife and I are moving to Ireland from England and we have two cars with my name on the V5 - though one is my wife's. We were thinking of buying a campervan and taxing and registering it here for the six months before bringing it in without charges. Is there a limit to the amount of vehicles you can bring in? Can't find answer on Revenue website.


Jun 2023 Filed under: importing

Expert answer

Hi Rory,

The answer is thankfully pretty straightforward. No, there’s no upper limit on the number of cars you can bring in, but you have to make sure that they all qualify for VRT relief under the regulations.

Full response from Revenue below:

"When transferring residence into the State, a person can apply for relief from Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) for their personal vehicles.  Whilst there is no limit on the number of personal vehicles in respect of which an individual can avail of Transfer of Residence relief, each vehicle must individually fulfil all qualifying criteria. One of these qualifying criteria requires that the vehicle must be in use by the applicant for a period of 185 days prior to their relocation."

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Advisor

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