How do I export a car from Ireland to UK?

How do I export a car from Ireland to UK?

How to import a vehicle

  1. Tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) within 14 days that the vehicle has arrived in the UK.
  2. Pay VAT and duty if HMRC tells you to.
  3. Get vehicle approval to show your vehicle meets safety and environmental standards.

What happens after VRT?

Once the vehicle has been registered and the VRT paid, you will get: A receipt for the VRT paid showing the registration number assigned to your car. You must display the registration number within 3 days. You can get vehicle registration plates from the NCTS centre or any motor accessories dealer.

Can you export a new vehicle?

As part of the export, you must provide proof of ownership in the form of a manufacturer’s statement of origin or a private individual’s certificate of title. You must present the vehicle’s vehicle identification number (VIN), or if there is no VIN, the product identification number (PIN).

How is the VRT calculated?

VRT for vehicles in Ireland is calculated based on the vehicle’s Open Market Selling Price (OMSP) multiplied by a rate that is based on Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions of the vehicle. Additionally, a Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) levy is calculated and the result is added to the CO2 component to yield the total VRT due.

How do I reclaim VAT on exported car?

A VAT Registered individual or company buying the car solely for business use or for export outside of the EU can reclaim the 20% VAT from the purchase price. Buy directly from a UK dealer and have the invoice show the amount of VAT you are paying so it can then be reclaimed. You can apply to reclaim the VAT yourself.

How do I get a VRT exemption?

You can apply for an exemption from VRT (or a repayment of VRT and VAT) online on Revenue’s MyAccount. You can register for MyAccount on If you are applying for the first time, you will need to submit a primary medical certificate which you can upload on MyAccount.

Can I avoid paying VRT?

In some cases, you might not have to pay Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) when you register your vehicle. Alternatively you may be entitled to relief from a certain amount of VRT. This section provides a description of the reliefs and exemptions that are available.

How do I claim VRT exemption?

What does it mean when a vehicle has been exported?

If a car is still marked as exported, it’s likely the proper steps have not been followed and there could be VAT due on the vehicle or other issues. You should approach with caution. Until the flag changes to PASS for vehicle export, you won’t be able to insure, sell or drive the vehicle at all. It’s just not worth it.

Is car exporting legal?

The biggest misconception about our industry is that vehicle exporting is illegal. In fact, quite the opposite is true: Vehicle exporting is an established, legitimate and lawful enterprise.

How do I claim back VRT?

A private individual must complete the claim form VRTER2. The claim must include: proof that the car was removed from the State within 30 days of the National Car Testing Service (NCTS) examination. proof of the new registration number from another European Union (EU) Member State.

How do I get the VAT back when I export a car from the UK?

Can you claim the VAT back on a car?

You may be able to reclaim all the VAT on a new car if you use it only for business. The car must not be available for private use, and you must be able to show that it is not, for example it’s specified in your employee’s contract.

What is VRT relief?

Vehicle registration tax VRT is paid whenever a car is registered for the first time in Ireland. Electric Vehicles receive VRT relief separately to SEAI grant support. It is typically reflected in the vehicle price displayed by a dealer. VRT relief is up to €5,000 for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV).

Who is exempt from VRT?

Diplomatic or consular arrangements Non-Irish, non-resident technical and administrative staff may claim relief on one vehicle within six months of starting work. A diplomatic agent accompanied by a spouse may claim relief on two vehicles. Otherwise a diplomatic agent may claim relief on one vehicle.

How long does VRT exemption take?

If your TOR claim is subsequently approved, any VRT you pay will be refunded within 5 working days of the relief being granted.

Should I buy a car that has been exported?

If you find that a vehicle you are interested in has been recorded as “exported” then you should NOT buy it. The current advice from the DVLA is to avoid buying any exported vehicle and to contact them first.

How do I notify DVLA of permanent export?

You’ll need to: Fill in the ‘permanent export’ section of your vehicle log book (V5C) and detach it from the log book. Send the completed ‘permanent export’ section to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BD. Include a letter if you’ve moved abroad and want your vehicle tax refund (if you’re entitled to one) sent to your new address.

Is buying cars to export illegal?

What documents are formally needed to export a vehicle?

Export Documents.

  • Introduction.
  • Shipping Bill / Bill of Export.
  • Customs Declaration Form.
  • Dispatch Note.
  • Commercial invoice.
  • Consular Invoice.
  • Customs Invoice.
  • Legalised / Visaed Invoice.