Planning your journey home

Overview Document This document has useful information to consider when planning your journey home to Ireland.

Bringing pets to Ireland
The importation of pets into Ireland is quite strictly controlled. Information on the procedures for bringing your pet to Ireland.
This document is in: Coming to live in Ireland

Importing a vehicle into Ireland
Find out how to import your car and other motor vehicles into Ireland, and if you are liable to pay Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT).
This document is in: Coming to live in Ireland

Converting your driving licence to an Irish driving licence
How to exchange a driving licence issued in another country for an Irish driving licence, including information on the fees and a list of recognised exchange countries.
This document is in: Driver licensing

Customs officers - powers of search
This document includes the powers of Customs and Excise officers to carry out searches of travellers to prevent the importation of prohibited goods or goods that have not been declared to Customs.
This document is in: Travel to Ireland

Customs regulations for travellers to Ireland
Find out about the important rules in place regarding customs regulations for people travelling to Ireland.
This document is in: Travel to Ireland

How to renew an Irish passport as an adult
Find out how to renew your passport online, by post or in person, and what to do when you need your new passport urgently.
This document is in: Passports

Your child's first Irish passport
A simple guide for parents and guardians who are applying for their child's first Irish passport. This document explains guardian's consent, what documents to send with your application, and provides guidance on the new Passport Online service.
This document is in: Passports

Shipping your belongings back to Ireland
Outlines the different ways of shipping your belongings back to Ireland and what import taxes you may have to pay.