- Download our Moving to Ireland Guide (PDF)
Expats will find plenty of shipping and removal services to Ireland, particularly to Dublin. The large marketplace of competition can often help to lower prices, thus expats should take care to get more than one quote.
Shipping goods to Ireland
Expats from European Union countries can easily bring their cargo into Ireland with few restrictions. Although expats from countries outside the EU face some duty restrictions, foreigners seeking residence in Ireland can import most of their household goods duty-free. This allowance is limited to a time frame of six months before the move and 12 months after. Motor vehicles are included in duty-free imports for resident expats.
It is recommended to take out movers' insurance for any items of value being shipped to Ireland.
For expats moving with their animals, there are a number of specific requirements in place to relocate with pets to Ireland.
Expat Health Insurance
Cigna Global Health Insurance
With Cigna, you won't have to rely on foreign public health care systems, which may not meet your needs. Cigna allows you to speak to a doctor on demand, for consultations or instant advice, wherever you are in the world. They also offer full cancer care across all levels of cover, and settle the cost of treatments directly with the provider. Cigna is currently offering a 10% discount for seniors (over 60) on their Silver package.
Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.