Department of Transport
Published on 14 November 2020
Last updated on 22 April 2021
If you don't live in Ireland then Revenue
can grant your vehicle from the requirement to register 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.
But you need to 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:
A car or motorcycle belonging to a car rental company established outside the State may:
Vehicles driven by Irish residents are generally required to be registered. However, you may apply for temporary exemption if you are:
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