Shipping To Ireland
Shipping To Ireland
Are you shipping household items or commercial goods to Ireland? If you want to ship personal items and household goods to Ireland duty-free it is necessary that you have lived outside the European Union for at least 12 months prior to shipping. In addition, you need to have owned the goods for at least six months prior to shipment.
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Before shipping goods to Ireland there is also some important customs paperwork you need to have complete. Make sure you have an itemized valued inventory. Further, if you are relocating to Ireland, you will need to complete a Transfer of Residence form. This is something in which a shipping company like Cargo Experts can assist.
You may also be asked to show proof of residency in a foreign country if you are returning to Ireland after having been away for a while. In order to do this, you should have a utility bill showing your foreign address and dated at least 12 months prior.
Similarly, if you need to show a proof of overseas employment, you can provide a reference from your most recent employer if you have been employed for at least one year or a copy of your paystubs showing that you have been working over the past year.
In order to prove residence in Ireland, make sure you have a copy of your lease agreement and a bill with your address in Ireland on it. It is also helpful to have a letter from a bank that confirms that you have a mortgage in Ireland, if applicable. In order to provide proof of employment in Ireland, you should plan to have a copy of a letter for a job offer or employment contract in Ireland.
When you ship cargo to Ireland it is likely that your cargo will be inspected by Irish customs officials. In addition, you may be required to pay duty fees and VAT on certain goods that you ship to Ireland. For example, duty fees may apply to new items that are less than six months old. Other items that may require duty fees include perfume, gold and tobacco products.
You are expected to pay duty fees and VAT if you are shipping alcohol to Ireland. Some items are prohibited from shipment and entry into Ireland. These include:
- Fresh foods
- Pornographic materials
- Agricultural goods including plants
- Any kind of meat
If you are interested in bringing a gun or other weapon to Ireland you must go through the necessary steps to obtain a special license from the Irish Department of Justice.
If you have a secondary residence in Ireland, make sure you can also offer proof of your overseas residency. You should be able to show dates of residency in Ireland showing that you have rented or owned your property for 2 years or more. If you do have a secondary residence in Ireland, you will not be required to pay duty fees on furniture. VAT will be applied to the CIF value of your goods. In addition, please note that you are not allowed to rent out or lease your secondary residence in Ireland.
Interesting in Shipping a Car to Ireland?
If you are moving to Ireland or plan to live in Ireland for an extended period of time, you might decide to ship a car to Ireland. In order to ship a car, vehicle, motorcycle or some other type of equipment to Ireland, you should be prepared to have the following paperwork available:
- Certificate of Title which shows proof that you have owned the vehilce for at least six months
- Certificate of Insurance
- Purchase Invoice
- Vehicle Registration Tax
Cargo shipping to Ireland is much more straightforward with the help of a dependable and reliable cargo shipping company like Cargo Experts. Contact Cargo Experts for more specific information about rules and regulations when sea shipping to Ireland. Call Cargo Experts toll free today at 866-994-7822 with any questions you might have about cargo shipping to Ireland or for a free FREIGHT QUOTE for your cargo shipment to Ireland.