Shipping and Importing Household Goods
The process of moving household goods to Ireland from the USA is straightforward and we’ve compiled a basic overview for you.
First, most electrical appliances won’t work in Ireland, as the voltage is different over there. The standard is 240v as opposed to 110v.
Smaller items such as tablets and handheld gaming consoles can be charged with the necessary adapters.
So the first step is not only deciding what you want to bring when you move, but also what’s practical and realistic.
Upon arriving, there are certain documents you, or your international mover, must have for customs.
- These include:
- Irish customs form notice 1076
- Customs form CU56
- A detailed inventory list of the items. 2 copies.
- Documents pertaining to residency
Since you are moving household goods to Ireland, we are assuming that you plan on staying and applying for residency if you haven’t already.
In order to relocate with your effects and import them duty free, you’ll have to make sure that that they have been in your possession for over 6 months and that you have lived in the USA for more than a year.
For new goods and excise items like alcohol and tobacco, you will be expected to pay taxes and customs duties. VAT in Ireland is 23% at its highest and drops depending on the item.
Why Use Our Relocation Services to Ireland?
Because we operate from multiple offices around the country, we’re able to offer pickup, pack and wrap services and transport to and from our warehouses no matter where you’re located.
From one of our US shipping locations in Los Angeles, New York, Savannah, Miami and Houston, our relocation services cover all the major cities and smaller rural towns, as well as other destinations for those moving to Northern Ireland.
Different Methods of Moving Your Personal Effects
We specialize in consolidated shipping of household goods. With this service, you’re only paying for the space you need in a shared container.
Using this option when moving to Ireland will cut the costs for those that do not need to book their own container. However we do offer full container moving services as well.
As mentioned our main port of entry for individual containers is Dublin. From there we’ll be able to deliver the items right to your new home.
Have more questions regarding your upcoming move to Ireland? Give us a call at (562) 408 6677 or request a quick free moving quote!
Written by Martyn Cohen