VRT Checklist of Documents

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VRT Checklist of Documents

In all cases you will need the following documents.

  • Completed Customs Declaration
  • Vehicle Identity Documentation
  • VRT Vehicle Purchase Declaration Form
  • Purchase Invoice
  • Proof of Address
  • Personal Public Service Number (PPSN)
  • Evidence of the date of entry of a vehicle into the State

Completed Customs Declaration:

Since Brexit on January 1st 2021 you are now required to complete a customs declaration:

Vehicle Identity Documentation of Used Vehicle:

If the vehicle is a used vehicle, a document with evidence of previous registration is required 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 the NCTS Centre so please ensure you make a copy of it before you go to the test centre).

Vehicle Identity Documentation of New Vehicle:

If the vehicle is a new vehicle, prior to the vehicle being presented for registration, you must you must have uploaded or manually input the details from European Community Whole Vehicle Type-Approval (ECWVTA) Certificate of Conformity (COC), Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) or National Small Series Type-Approval (NSSTA). Details of how to complete these can be found here

Vehicle Identity Documentation of Vintage Vehicle:

If the vehicle is vintage (more than 30 years old) and the original documentation is not available, a declaration in respect of the vehicle particulars from an enthusiasts’ organisation or club which provides the data necessary for registration will be accepted at the NCTS. Additional documentation may be requested to satisfy the identity and age of the vehicle.

VRT Vehicle Purchase Declaration Form:

The form can be found here.

Purchase Invoice

Invoice which must have the date of purchase/sale clearly indicated.

Proof of Address

Proof of new registered owner’s name and address (Utility Bill, Bank Statement). Please note that a Television Licence is not acceptable as a Utility Bill.

Personal Public Service Number (PPSN)

Documentary evidence of the PPSN will be required e.g. a P60 or any documentation issued by the Revenue Commissioners which include your PPS number, name and address. Where an authorised trader (TAN Holder) is registering a vehicle on behalf of a customer, they should give their Revenue Customer Number (i.e. VAT or CT number) in place of the PPSN of the person in whose name the vehicle is being registered.

Evidence of the date of entry of a vehicle into the State

This can include shipping details, travel documents, SAD number or evidence of vehicle storage outside the State where the invoice is dated more than 30 days earlier than the date the vehicle is presented for registration.

VRT Checklist of of Additional Documents

In some cases you may need these documents.

  • Exemption notification letter issued by Revenue.
  • CO2 emission documentation

Exemption notification letter issued by Revenue.

Under certain circumstance you may be exempt from VRT such as when you transfer residence to Ireland. For more information go to VRT Exemption on Transfer of Residence
Where an exemption from VRT is claimed, you’ll be issued an exemption notification letter issued by Revenue.

CO2 emission documentation

Documentation (as approved by the Revenue Commissioners) confirming the level of CO2 emissions of the vehicle at the time of manufacture. 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.

VRT Checklist of Documents was last modified: December 14th, 2023 by vrtmanager

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