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– Ireland

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Removals to Ireland

Moving to or from Ireland is made effortless with Britannia Alan Cook. Our commitment goes beyond mere relocation – we take pride in offering a suite of removal services tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re in need of storage solutions or expert packing assistance, our goal is to ensure your move to or from Ireland is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

At Britannia Alan Cook, we’re your trusted solution for relocation to Ireland, irrespective of the size or destination. Whether you’re navigating local landscapes or exploring picturesque regions, our seamless service is supported by the extensive network of Britannia Movers International. Your journey to Ireland begins with us.

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Country Facts: Ireland

Time Zone:

Greenwich Mean Time

Currency: Euro

Calling Code: +353

Languages spoken

Irish (Gaeilge) and English are the official languages of Ireland

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Importing Personal Effects

There is a number of documents required for a tax -free move from the UK to Ireland, please see below:

  • A letter/document proving disposal of property in the UK (Proof of property sale or termination of rental agreement)
  • A letter/document proving employment/job in the UK has finished
  • Evidence of day to day living outside of Ireland for the past 12 months (12 months of bank statements, credit card statements)
  • UK Utility bill
  • Proof of acquisition of property in Ireland (eg. rental agreement, proof of property purchase)
  • Proof of commencement of employment in Ireland
  • Utility bill or a statement of a new bank account in Ireland
  • A completed C&E 1076 customs form will also need to be completed and returned (a blank copy of this form will be provided)

We will send the above documents to our customs agents for approval from Irish customs & revenue that all documents are in order before moving effects to Ireland. We will advise if Irish customs & revenue require any further information or documentation.

Importing Vehicles

In addition to providing the same documents that are required to import personal effects from the UK into Ireland, the below documents will also need to be provided:

  • Vehicle registration document
  • Proof of insurance for up to 6 months before moving to Ireland
  • Proof of purchase (Sales invoice/receipt)
  • Proof of road tax & MOT
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Moving Pets

A pet would require an Animal Health Certificate or EU passport to be allowed into the Republic of Ireland from Great Britain. It is advisable to contact a pet moving specialist for confirmation on what documents would be required.

Prohibitions and Restrictions:

Alcohol is subject to duties and taxes and food and food and similar consumables may not be allowed to be imported from the UK.

Importing plants do you need a Phytosanitary certificate.

A valid Phytosanitary certificate would be required to import plants to Ireland from the UK. Due to the cost and additional time for customs clearance, it is not advisable to include plants with a move of personal effects from the UK to Ireland.

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A view of the rugged cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland with a stormy sky and crashing waves

General information about the country and what it is known for

St. Patrick, the primary patron saint of Ireland is recorded as being born in Roman Britain, (perhaps in what is now Wales) and not arriving in Ireland until he was about 16. One legend about St. Patrick is that he banished all snakes from Ireland by chasing them into the sea. The legend is refuted by naturalists, amongst others who state that fossil records show no evidence that snakes have ever inhabited Ireland. It is recorded in places that St. Patrick was born ‘Maewyn Succat’ and became known as Patrick (Patricius or Padrig) later in his life. Earlier depictions of St. Patrick show him clothed in blue garments and not green that he is now widely associated with.

Ireland or the ‘Republic of Ireland’ takes up about 80% of the island of Ireland, the other 20% or so of the island is ‘Northern Ireland’. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom.

The national symbol of Ireland is the musical instrument the harp, not the shamrock. The shamrock, which is possibly more associated with Ireland is perhaps the unofficial symbol of Ireland.

Bram Stoker the author who created Dracula was born in Dublin in the mid-1800s.

Whether you need a permit to work or live there

A British citizen should not need a residency permit or visa to live or work in Ireland.

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International money transfers

If transferring currency from or to Ireland, IFX can use their expertise to save you money with competitive rates that are better than the high street bank. Please contact them to see how much you can save.

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For more information about Ireland removals and storage services, please contact our friendly team. Alternatively, please complete our contact us form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

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