The below information is a brief summary of customs regulations when you plan your international shipping to Ireland. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate to make sure you have all the information you need before you make your move. Contact the nearest Ireland Embassy.

When you plan your international shipping to Ireland, The following documents are required for customs clearance:

  • Passport
  • Work Permit
  • Irish Customs Form-Notice 1076
  • Inventory (two copies) in English with same signature of customer as on Form 1076
  • Transfer of Residence Form
  • Additional Irish Customs Form CU56
  • Proof of transfer of residence (electric/telephone bills, lease, purchase or rental agreement)
  • Proof of employment in Ireland

When shipping goods overseas to Ireland, The following items customs guidelines will need to be met:

  • All shipments inspected by Customs
  • Used household goods, personal effects and tools/instruments of trade/profession duty-free if owned abroad for at least six months, are not for resale within twelve months of importation and are imported within twelve months before or after the date of transfer of residence (six months before or twelve months after for those coming from outside the EC)
  • If arriving from outside EC, customer must have been abroad for twelve continuous months

When shipping goods overseas to Ireland, The following items are dutiable and/or restricted:

  • New items (less than six months old)
  • Alcohol and tobacco products
  • Maker’s name, percentage proof and amount must be listed
  • Perfumes
  • Gold and silver (Statutory Declaration required)

When shipping goods overseas to Ireland, The following items are prohibited from entry into the country:

  • Guns, weapons, explosives or ammunition of any kind – unless license obtained from Department of Justice
  • Agricultural goods (plants, plant products, hay, straw, peat moss, etc.)
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Pornographic material
  • Meat products and fresh foods

When shipping Motor Vehicles overseas to Ireland, The following documents and regulations will apply:

  • Cars, trailers, etc. may be entered duty-free if owned six months prior to importation
  • Autos may not be sold, lent out or disposed of within twelve months of importation
  • Documents required:
    • Registration book
    • Customs Form 1076
    • Original vehicle documents showing owner’s name, engine and chassis number
    • Purchase Invoice
    • Title
    • Insurance Certificate (most recent and one dated more than 6 months ago)

Moving Pets to Ireland: The following documents must be presented for the importation of pets:

  • Dogs and cats require Import License, proof of inoculation, and six months quarantine

The regulations are subject to change without notice. Our company is not liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.