What documents do I need when registering a used vehicle?
1)Printed and completed Declaration Form for the Registration of a used Vehicle/ Motorcycle
2)Evidence of previous registration e.g. foreign certificate of registration, a certificate of permanent exportation or a certificate of de-registration, as appropriate (this document will be retained by NCTS so please ensure you make a copy of it before you go to the test centre).
3)Invoice which must have the date of purchase/sale clearly indicated
4)Documentation verifying the registered owner's name and address (Utility Bill, Bank Statement),
5)Personal Public Service (PPS) Number of the person in whose name the vehicle shall be registered to (Official documentation will only be accepted i.e Social Services Card, P60)
6)For vehicles imported from Northern Ireland, where the invoice is dated more that 30 days earlier than the date the vehicle is presented for registration, details of where the vehicle was stored. For vehicles purchased elsewhere (including the UK), shipping details to confirm the date of arrival of the vehicle in the State. Where satisfactory evidence of the date the vehicle entered the state is not available, an additional charge may be raised by Revenue for the period from the invoice date to the date of registration.
7)Where an exemption from VRT is claimed, the exemption certificate issued by Revenue.
8)Documentation (as approved by the Revenue Commissioners) confirming the level of CO2 emissions of the vehicle at the time of manufacture (if this information is not on the foreign certificate of registration). Where evidence of the level of CO2 emissions of the vehicle at the time of manufacture is not available at registration VRT will be charged at the highest rate applicable.
9)For vehicles over 4 years old, an unexpired roadworthiness certificate confirming that an equivalent to the NCT test has been passed. Where this documentation is not available, the vehicle may be called for a roadworthiness test shortly after registration.