Department of Transport
Published on 14 November 2020
Last updated on 7 February 2022
If you don't live in Ireland then Revenue
can grant your vehicle exemption from registering in Ireland if the vehicle is:
If you qualify, you do not need to apply for a temporary exemption that does not exceed 12 months.
You must carry the documents that show you qualify with you in the vehicle. These must be presented if requested by a Revenue official at a checkpoint.
If you intend to avail of exemption for over 12 months you must apply at a Revenue office.
However, this does not apply to a passenger car or motorcycle:
Vehicles driven by Irish residents are generally required to be registered. You may apply for temporary exemption if you are:
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