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Moving To Ireland From The UK

Moving to Ireland

Whether you are moving to Dublin, Cork, or Galway, Britannia Movers International has the expertise and the local knowledge to tailor the move to your individual needs.


Importing Personal Effects to Ireland

As Ireland is a full member of the EU, there are few restrictions on importing goods, and you will be able to import most of your used household effects and belongings free of duty. Documentation required will be a copy of your passport, and an Irish customs form. Britannia will advise you of the specific requirements prior to your move.


Prohibitions and Restrictions

In general it is in your interest not to import the following items:

  • Firearms & ammunition
  • Inflammable goods & substances
  • Plants & plant material
  • Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
  • Narcotics and dangerous goods
  • Offensive materials
  • Alcohol & Tobacco

Transit Times

Transit times can vary subject to the method of transport chosen, size of your consignment and the final destination. Britannia will advise you once this information is established.

Bar Coding

Bar Coding

All shared load consignments will be bar coded before they are loaded into the vehicle. This will ensure that no items are left at origin.


Domestic Pets

Britannia can recommend a specialised shipper of animals to assist you in sending your family pet(s) from home to home. They will coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures.

Find out more about pet transport.


Moving Motor Vehicles to Ireland

Britannia can transport your motor vehicle with your household effects. To import a motor vehicle to Ireland free of import duty you must have owned and used it for more than 6 months before taking up residency. On arrival in Ireland you must register the motor vehicle with your local customs office. Failure to do so may result in it being seized and a large fine. More details are at

International currency exchange

International FX

When you are making international payments for individuals you can benefit from IFX expertise in seeking the best possible rate, whether you are sending or receiving foreign currency.

IFX can help to protect you from exchange rate fluctuations and save you time and money on international payments.

IFX offers :

  • International payments
  • Regular Overseas Transfers
  • Prepaid Currency Card
  • Forward Contracts

More info on the IFX website.

Your Move to Ireland with Britannia

Ireland has always been a regular destination for Britannia. We can provide a door to door removal service to Ireland, your goods will be unwrapped and all used packing materials will be removed from the site on the day of delivery.

Additional Removal services – Britannia can provide a variety of additional removal services when moving to Ireland. We can arrange insurance, storage, and can also take care of your pet transport.

On Arrival Britannia can offer advise and information on a variety of aspects relating to living in Ireland. You can also get helpful advice at
If you are interested in Britannia’s moving services to Ireland, find out more about your removal costs, and read about our European removals, and additional moving services, such as money transfer.

Living in Ireland

Until very recently many American and British expats looked at Ireland as a dream destination. With rapid economic growth, numerous multinational companies and higher than average wages, Ireland seemed like a perfect destination. Whereas Ireland’s economic competitiveness has not disappeared completely, the country has been hit especially hard by the economic recession. Whether you are a returning native,  travelling to Ireland to take advantage of the opportunities, or are looking for a different lifestyle, Ireland can be the perfect destination.

Ireland lies to the northwest of continental Europe, and is bordered by Great Britain, the Atlantic Ocean, the Celtic Sea and the Irish Sea. Ireland is located on the third largest island in Europe, and the island is divided between the Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. A war of independence in the beginning of the 20th century led to the partition of the island, creating the Irish Free State which gained increasing sovereignty over the next decades and Northern Ireland, which remained part of the United Kingdom. Ireland can boast a unique and rich culture which has had an important influence on many other cultures. Ireland also has a varied geography and stunning landscapes and is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Starting from the 1990s, the Republic of Ireland experienced unprecedented economic growth, and the country was ranked very high for quality of life and had a large variety of business and employment opportunities to offer.

Ireland has been hit hard by the economic recession, unemployment levels can be rather high in some sectors and the the quality of life is not as high as it used to be even 5 years ago. However, the country can still boast a developed economy, a large number of multinational, and especially American companies and diverse business opportunities. If you move to Ireland, you will also have the chance to explore a rich culture, emerald green landscapes, and a potentially more relaxed lifestyle.

Interesting Facts About Ireland

  • Gaelic is Ireland’s national language, though it is only used as an everyday language in certain parts of Ireland.
  • Ireland has made an important contribution to world literature, with writers such as James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett or Seamus Heaney.
  • Guinness is a popular Irish dry stout and is one of the most successful beer brands in the world.
  • Ireland has a breathtaking countryside and numerous scenic walking routes, such as The Cavan Way or The Dingle Way for example. The country is also called the Emerald Isle.
  • Ireland was the last country in Europe to permit divorce in 1995.

Moving to and Living in Ireland

  • If you are an EU or EEA national, you have the right to stay in Ireland without any restrictions for up to three months. If you plan to move to Ireland permanently, you should be employed, have sufficient financial resources, or study in Ireland. You do not need to register with any authorities and you won’t need a residence card or a work permit.
  • Ireland has a good quality public health care system, and residents are entitled to receive care through this public system. You may be required to pay for certain services, which will depend on your age, and illness.
  • If you are moving to Ireland, you might also need to find permanent employment. Finding employment can be more difficult than it would have been a few years ago, and there are high unemployment levels in some sectors, such as construction for example.
  • Living and housing costs in Ireland are on the same level, or slightly higher than in the UK, though this will also depend on your exact location, as Dublin is significantly more expensive than the countryside.
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