Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Finance
I am advised by Revenue that to register an imported used car, a person must bring the ‘foreign registration certificate’ or ‘certificate of de-registration’ (issued by the relevant registration authority in the other State) to the National Car Testing Service (NCTS) centre. In the context of the United Kingdom (UK), the required document is a ‘V5C’.
The procedures for registering a used vehicle and the documents required are clearly set out on Revenue’s website at www.revenue.ie/en/importing-vehicles-duty-free-allowances/guide-to-vrt/vehicle-registration-tax/procedure-at-the-ncts-centre.aspx and are also available on the NCTS website at .
While the ‘V5C’ remains the key document for registration of a vehicle that has been imported into the State from the UK, Revenue may on a concessional basis, allow for alternative documentation to be presented in certain limited circumstances. Revenue has confirmed that it will make direct contact with the person in question to resolve the matter.