Exporting a car from Northern Ireland to ROI
With the current Sterling/Euro Exchange Rate customers in the Republic of Ireland stand to make significant savings by purchasing a vehicle from Northern Ireland. However, Now that the UK have left the EU this leaves many customers feeling very reluctant to purchase vehicles from Northern Ireland as they are afraid that their new purchase may be subject to customs tariffs.
Top Gear Motors are here to help!
We can confirm that any vehicle purchased from our dealership to be imported to the Republic of Ireland will not be subject to ANY form of custom tariffs. Standard Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) will still apply.
This will be made possible as any vehicle being exported from our dealership in NI to the ROI will be registered here in Northern Ireland. All vehicles sold for export will come with the required documentation to suppress all custom formalities thus allowing the customer to register the vehicle in the state at no extra cost.** Top Gear Motors will provide all required documentation to prove that the vehicle was properly imported into Northern Ireland before Export **
Do I need to complete a Customs Entry Declaration for vehicles acquired from Northern Ireland?
If the vehicle was registered in Northern Ireland or acquired in Northern Ireland on or before 31 December 2020 the vehicle may be brought into the state and registered without customs formalities.
What if the vehicle was first registered in Northern Ireland on or after 01 January 2021?
If the vehicle was first registered on or after 01 January 2021 it may be brought into the state and registered without customs formalities.
Note: the V5 and the invoice must have addresses in Northern Ireland.
What if I purchase a vehicle in Northern Ireland which was first registered in Great Britain but subsequently acquired in Northern Ireland after 01 January 2021
For vehicles first registered in Great Britain and Subsequently registered after 01 January 2021 to a private individual or a business or sold by a motor dealer with an address in Northern Ireland, proof that the vehicle was properly imported into Northern Ireland will be required.
Proof will be in the for of:
- A copy of the customs declaration showing the importation of the vehicle into Northern Ireland; or br> - A T2L document issued by the HMRC.
The vehicle must be identified from the supporting documentation.
A person should not purchase a vehicle from Northern Ireland with either a GB Registration or which had previously been registered in GB where this documentation is not available.
If you cannot provide proof that a vehicle has been imported into Northern Ireland, you can make a customs declaration and pay customs duty and VAT based on the imported value of the vehicle immediately prior to registration.