• Passport
  • Work Permit
  • Irish Customs Form-Notice 1076
  • Inventory (two copies) in English with same signature of customer as on Form 1076
  • Transfer of Residence Form
  • Additional Irish Customs Form CU56
  • Proof of transfer of residence (electric/telephone bills, lease, purchase or rental agreement)
  • Proof of employment in Ireland


  • All shipments inspected by Customs
  • Used household goods, personal effects and tools/instruments of trade/profession duty-free if owned abroad for at least six months, are not for resale within twelve months of importation and are imported within twelve months before or after the date of transfer of residence (six months before or twelve months after for those coming from outside the EC)
  • If arriving from outside EC, customer must have been abroad for twelve continuous months


  • New items (less than six months old)
  • Alcohol and tobacco products
  • Maker's name, percentage proof and amount must be listed
  • Perfumes
  • Gold and silver (Statutory Declaration required)


  • Guns, weapons, explosives or ammunition of any kind - unless license obtained from Department of Justice
  • Agricultural goods (plants, plant products, hay, straw, peat moss, etc.)
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Pornographic material
  • Meat products and fresh foods


  • Cars, trailers, etc. may be entered duty-free if owned six months prior to importation
  • Autos may not be sold, lent out or disposed of within twelve months of importation
  • Documents required:
    • Registration book
    • Customs Form 1076
    • Original vehicle documents showing owner's name, engine and chassis number
    • Purchase Invoice
    • Title
    • Insurance Certificate (most recent and one dated more than 6 months ago)


  • Dogs and cats require Import License, proof of inoculation, and six months quarantine