SAD Customs Document

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The Single Administrative Document (SAD) 

VRT Ireland are customs experts that specialise in vehicle imports from the UK, Japan and other countries to Ireland. We provide a customs agent service where we will complete your SAD Document and entire customs declaration process for you and enable you to clear customs quickly and easily. We act as your ideal partner for managing Customs Declarations as well as acting on your behalf as Customs Clearance Agents to enable expedient and cost-efficient importation of vehicles. We are a leading solutions provider for any individual or business wishing to import vehicles to Ireland. At the end of the customs declaration process, you will be issued a SAD document which is required to prove you have cleared customs when registering your vehicle at your VRT appointment.  

 

SAD Customs Documents for Importing Cars in Ireland 

What is the SAD document? The Single Administrative Document (SAD) is a standardised form used within the European Union and many other non-member countries for the customs declaration of imports, exports, and goods in transit. The SAD customs declaration is generally completed electronically by a customs agent with customs expertise using specialist software. In order to complete a SAD Document, one needs to know specific information about the vehicle, such as consignor, consignee, method of transport, vehicle classification, invoicing details, and the vehicle’s origin, customs procedures, and other details.  

In order to register a vehicle imported from UK, Japan and other countries to Ireland you need a SAD document. To get a SAD document for a vehicle you are importing you can request a customs declaration and one of our team will prepare this for you. 
 

 

How to Complete SAD Customs Documents 

Completing a SAD is nothing short of complex, which is why customs clearance agents are almost always hired to undertake the complexities involved in processing SAD documents for importing and exporting cars and other vehicles in Ireland. 

In the case of Importing Cars from the UK into Ireland, a customs agent submits the SAD document digitally to Revenue on behalf of the individual or business importing the vehicle to Ireland. Submitting the SAD is only half the story, once submitted, various customs procedures apply and the customs agent engages with the customs authorities until such time as the vehicle clears customs. Once cleared, the customs agent will issue you the required document to prove your vehicle has cleared customs. You will then bring this with you when VRTing the vehicle. You can submit a request for a SAD document here  

 

What is Contained in the SAD Document? 

In brief, the information contained within the Single Administrative Document conveys: 

  • The type of good being traded (e.g. a car) 
  • Whether it’s being imported, exported, or transited 
  • The good’s EU TARIC commodity code and customs tariff 
  • The customs procedure code (CPC), i.e. is the good being released or is it being assigned to a subsequent customs procedure? 
  • The origin of the goods (where was the car produced) 
  • The country of dispatch (where is the car being exported from) 
  • The value of the good and the taxes due 
  • Details of the importer and exporting of the goods 
  • Transport information 
  • Many customs codes related to the good being traded 
  • References to supporting documentation (invoices, transport documents etc.) 

 

To complete a SAD document and submit to revenue, you need specialist software and you need to be a customs expert. Also if an SAD is completed incorrectly, it will not be possible to clear customs and it could also result in future penalties if taxes are underpaid at the time of import. As a result, the majority of people and businesses importing vehicles to Ireland, hire a professional customs clearance agent such as VRT Ireland. 

 

Our Services 

Customs Declarations/Agent Services

Completing and submitting customs declarations for imported cars from the UK to Ireland is a complex process, so it is prudent to consider hiring an agency that specialises in customs duties and EU customs standards to perform this process on your behalf. Our customs declarations and customs clearance agent services in Ireland save clients time and money and minimise the hassle whilst helping you clear your car with minimal delays. 

VRT Calculator

Vehicles imported from the UK into Ireland are subject to Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT). How much VRT is due for your imported vehicle? Find out by using our helpful VRT Calculator tools that can also help you calculate VAT, customs duties, and NOx Emissions Levies for your imported vehicle. 

UK Car Import Costs Calculator

It’s vitally important that you accurately calculate how much it will cost to import a car from the UK to Ireland. Too little and you’ll face audits by Revenue, too much and you’re throwing away your hard-earned money. Use our UK Car Import Costs Calculator to determine the total costs associated with importing vehicles from the UK to Ireland.

Used Car Warranty

Warranties on cars imported from the UK are typically not valid after the vehicle has been registered in Ireland (except for manufacturer’s warranties on new cars). For used car warranties that are valid and affordable in Ireland for imported cars, we have partnered with Carprotect 

Car History Checking

Establish the full history of your imported vehicle from the UK by obtaining an extensive car history check through our trusted partners over at MotorCheck. Their car history check services can help you make more informed purchasing decisions by revealing the car’s history of repairs and maintenance, attempted burglaries, VIN, and much more.

UK Foreign Exchange

With constantly fluctuation between the Euro and Pound Sterling, it’s a good idea to use a UK Foreign Exchange service that offers near-market rates, and secure, quick, hassle-free transactions. Our partners at TransferMate are leading providers of foreign exchange currency transaction services.

Irish Registration Plates

Order high-quality, compliant, and affordable Irish Registration Plates from our reputable partners over at Plates365.com. For all imported vehicles from motorbikes to cars, trailers, and 4x4s from the UK, you can depend on the convenient and affordable registration plates all available conveniently online.
Completing and submitting customs declarations for imported cars from the UK to Ireland is a complex process, so it is prudent to consider hiring an agency that specialises in customs duties and EU customs standards to perform this process on your behalf. Our customs declarations and customs clearance agent services in Ireland save clients time and money and minimise the hassle whilst helping you clear your car with minimal delays. 
Vehicles imported from the UK into Ireland are subject to Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT). How much VRT is due for your imported vehicle? Find out by using our helpful VRT Calculator tools that can also help you calculate VAT, customs duties, and NOx Emissions Levies for your imported vehicle.
It’s vitally important that you accurately calculate how much it will cost to import a car from the UK to Ireland. Too little and you’ll face audits by Revenue, too much and you’re throwing away your hard-earned money. Use our UK Car Import Costs Calculator to determine the total costs associated with importing vehicles from the UK to Ireland. 
Warranties on cars imported from the UK are typically not valid after the vehicle has been registered in Ireland (except for manufacturer’s warranties on new cars). For used car warranties that are valid and affordable in Ireland for imported cars, we have partnered with Carprotect.
Establish the full history of your imported vehicle from the UK by obtaining an extensive car history check through our trusted partners over at MotorCheck. Their car history check services can help you make more informed purchasing decisions by revealing the car’s history of repairs and maintenance, attempted burglaries, VIN, and much more. 
With constantly fluctuation between the Euro and Pound Sterling, it’s a good idea to use a UK Foreign Exchange service that offers near-market rates, and secure, quick, hassle-free transactions. Our partners at TransferMate are leading providers of foreign exchange currency transaction services.
Order high-quality, compliant, and affordable Irish Registration Plates from our reputable partners over at Plates365.com. For all imported vehicles from motorbikes to cars, trailers, and 4x4s from the UK, you can depend on the convenient and affordable registration plates all available conveniently online.

 

Why Work With Us?

Reliability

As a leading provider of VRT and customs declarations solutions for customers importing cars from the UK to Ireland, you can rely on our professional expertise to ensure a speedy, hassle-free experience. Take advantage of our robust and comprehensive range of services today.

Customer Service

Every customer we work with will receive a bespoke, personalised service from start to finish. Whether you’re planning to import a car from the UK for personal reasons or wish to import a fleet of vehicles, our top-notch customer service will make the entire experience smooth and stress-free.

Vast Experience

When it comes to importing vehicles from the UK to Ireland, our team has plenty of professional experience and a full understanding of the complexity and nuance involved with UK-Irish car trading. Navigating the complex trade challenges posed by Brexit can be difficult – we make it easy and straightforward.

Reliability

Customer Service

Vast Experience

As a leading provider of VRT and customs declarations solutions for customers importing cars from the UK to Ireland, you can rely on our professional expertise to ensure a speedy, hassle-free experience. Take advantage of our robust and comprehensive range of services today.. Every customer we work with will receive a bespoke, personalised service from start to finish. Whether you’re planning to import a car from the UK for personal reasons or wish to import a fleet of vehicles, our top-notch customer service will make the entire experience smooth and stress-free. When it comes to importing vehicles from the UK to Ireland, our team has plenty of professional experience and a full understanding of the complexity and nuance involved with UK-Irish car trading. Navigating the complex trade challenges posed by Brexit can be difficult – we make it easy and straightforward.

  

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Who can complete a SAD customs document?

Due to the complexity of the customs process, traders or agents are almost always used to assist with filling out SAD forms and submitting them to the relevant authorities in the importing/exporting country. 

Do I need a SAD document?

If you intend to import a car from the UK, Japan and other countries outside the EU to the Republic of Ireland, you must declare the import using a SAD import document to Irish Revenue.  

 

 

SAD Customs Document was last modified: January 4th, 2022 by Eadaoin Mc