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Moving to Ireland from the U.S.


Moving internationally to Ireland from the United States is no easy task. There will be a lot you'll need to consider and prepare for before you head across the globe to start your new life. The last thing you want to worry about is the logistics of a complicated move, so make sure you don't by hiring a trustworthy international shipper to make your move easy.

International Sea & Air Shipping will make your transition to Ireland as seamless as possible by providing top-notch shipping services for all of your household goods, and so much more, whether you need assistance with documentation, Customs clearance, or crating services, we provide it all!

Are you ready to start planning your overseas move to Ireland? Give us a call and get a free estimate today!

How International Sea & Air Can Help


To start, one of our trained moving specialists will provide a one-on-one consultation with you for your move to Ireland, thoroughly outlining your moving options based on certain criteria, such as:
  • Your moving timeline. When do you need to be in Ireland?
  • Your real estate plans. Will you be renting or buying?
  • Your family/household size. Will you be moving alone or with your family? For business or personal reasons?
  • Cubic feet estimate. How large is your shipment?

What Will Moving to Ireland Cost?


For an accurate estimate of your shipment size, you should schedule a home survey as early as possible for your move to Ireland - this will ensure you get the best possible price for your overseas relocation.

Our moving specialists will assess your belongings to give you the most accurate estimate possible to expedite your relocation. The cost of moving to Ireland will vary considerably based on the cubic footage of your belongings and your proposed destination arrival time. If you are on a particular deadline, you may need to ship some of your belongings via air freight, which costs more than ocean freight - so be sure to discuss your moving timeline with our specialists.

Don't forget to ask about our overseas packing and custom crating services, too!

About Ireland


Full of lush and historical green landscapes and medieval castles, the Republic of Ireland is a small island with a sizeable status. From its prehistoric monuments at Brú na Bóinne and rich Celtic history, to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, Ireland offers a unique look into its cultural past.

Ireland is a sovereign state in Europe, spanning over 80 percent of the island of Ireland. It's capital city, Dublin, is home to over 4.6 million people. The state's only land border is shared with Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom). Otherwise, it is surrounded by water: the Atlantic Ocean, the Celtic Sea (to the south), Saint George's Channel (to the south east), and the Irish Sea (to the east).

In terms of GDP per capita, Ireland ranks among the wealthiest countries in the world, and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live when it comes to quality of life. It is the third largest island in Europe, and the 20th largest in the world, and currently trades with: the US, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands.

Can't wait to get started with your overseas relocation to Ireland? First, find out what you'll need to clear Customs.

Customs Regulations for Ireland:
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
  • Irish Customs Form 1076
  • Legible inventory in English with same signature of shipper as on Form 1076
  • Evidence of transfer of normal residence (required details of which are printed on the cover of Form 1076)
  • Termination of employment lease agreement
  • Documentation relating to rental or purchase of accommodation in Ireland (Copy of Deeds relating to ownership of residence or Letter from Landlord confirming residency).
  • If importer is staying with family/friends, they must write a letter confirming this and have it witnessed and stamped at local police station
  • Evidence of Employment in Ireland
  • Evidence of residence abroad
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
  • Customer's goods must have been owned abroad for at least six months
  • Customer's goods must not be for resale within 12 months of importation, and must be imported within 12 months before or after the date of transfer of residence (six months before or 12 months after for those coming from outside the EC)
  • Customer must have lived abroad for 12 continuous months (coming from outside EC)
  • Customer intends to take up permanent residence in Ireland for at least 185 days
PROHIBITED ITEMS

In Ireland, some articles may not be imported whatsoever. These items include, but may not be limited to:
  • 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.)
  • Endangered species
  • Drugs and narcotics
  • Pornographic material
  • Meat products and fresh foods
RESTRICTED/DUTIABLE ITEMS

Some articles may have restricted quantities or require special authorization/ payments of duties and taxes to clear customs in Ireland. These items include, but are not limited to:
  • 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)
MOTOR VEHICLE REGULATIONS

Customers moving to Ireland who wish to import a vehicle may do so duty-free, if:
  • The vehicle has been owned at least six months prior to importation
  • Automobiles may not be sold, lent out or disposed of within 12 months of importation
  • Motorcycles and automobiles may only be imported when shipper is in Ireland
The following documents are 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 six months ago)
PETS AND ANIMAL REGULATIONS

When importing a pet to Ireland, the following requirements apply to all dogs and cats:
  • An import license must be obtained prior to arrival from the Department of Agriculture in Dublin, OR a Pet Passport issued under the regulations of the European Parliament
  • Your pet must be micro chipped
  • Vaccination against rabies
  • A Veterinary Certificate
  • Dogs must be treated for tapeworm between 24 and 120 hours before travel and the time and date of treatment must be entered on the passport. Treatment for ticks is not compulsory but it is advisable to get it at the same time as the tapeworm treatment.
NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, International Sea & Air Shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

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Ireland

FlagEmblem
Motto : Sworn to be free
Capital : Dublin
National Anthem : "Amhrán na bhFiann" ("The Soldier's Song")

Geography

Location : Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Great Britain
Area : Total : 70,273 sq km

Land : 68,883 sq km
Water : 1,390 sq km

Climate : Temperate maritime; modified by North Atlantic Current; mild winters, cool summers; consistently humid; overcast about half the time

People

Nationality : Irishman(men), Irishwoman(women), Irish (collective plural)
Population : 4,670,976 (July 2011 est.)
Major Cities : DUBLIN (capital) 1.084 million (2009)
Languages : English (official) is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official) spoken mainly in areas along the western coast

Economy

GDP : $172.3 billion (2010 est.)
Exchange Rates : Euros (EUR) per US dollar - 0.7525 (2010), 0.7179 (2009), 0.6827 (2008), 0.7345 (2007), 0.7964 (2006)

Transportation

Airports : 39 (2010)
Roadways : Total : 96,036 km
Waterways : 956 km
Ports & Terminals : Cork, Dublin, Shannon Foynes, Waterford


    

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