Your question: Can I drive my UK car in Northern Ireland?

There is now no problems at all with driving a GB registered car in NI or Dublin, and, as long as you have found a car hire company that allows its cars abroad and on ferries, then its a good plan.

Can I drive my car in Northern Ireland?

Driving licence requirements

If you hold an NI/ UK driving licence you will not need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in the Republic of Ireland. You will, however, need to carry your NI/ UK driving licence.

Is a UK driving license valid in Northern Ireland?

If you hold a community licence issued in a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA) and are visiting Northern Ireland, you can drive any vehicle provided your licence is valid and it shows the suitable full entitlement for the vehicle you wish to drive.

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Is my UK driving license valid in Ireland?

If you live in Ireland and have a UK driving licence, your licence is no longer recognised in Ireland. You should exchange your licence for an Irish licence as soon as possible. You cannot exchange a UK licence if it has been expired for more than one year.

Does DVLA cover Northern Ireland?

DVA is responsible for licensing and testing vehicles and drivers in Northern Ireland. Note that vehicle tax is the responsibility of DVLA Swansea and you should contact them rather than DVA if you have a question or complaint about vehicle tax and registration.

What do you need to tax a car in Northern Ireland?

To tax your vehicle you’ll need:

  1. a completed V11(NI) reminder or V10(NI) ‘Vehicle licence application’ form.
  2. your registration certificate V5C(NI) or New Keeper supplement, if using a V10(NI)
  3. a completed V34(NI) ‘Application for a Vehicle Registration Certificate’ V5C(NI), if you don’t have a registration certificate.


Can I buy a car in Northern Ireland and bring it to Ireland?

If you buy a vehicle from Northern Ireland, you do not have to make a customs declaration. But you must have proof that a customs declaration was made when the vehicle arrived in Northern Ireland from Great Britain (if applicable).

Can I use my UK driving Licence in Ireland after Brexit?

In a no-deal Brexit scenario, as a resident in Ireland, your UK driving licence will not be valid to drive here in Ireland.

Will my EU Licence be valid after Brexit?

EU licence-holders visiting the UK can continue to drive using their EU licence without needing an International Driving Permit. … EU licence-holders living in the UK can continue to use their licence as long as it is valid, subject to UK licence renewal requirements.

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Is Ireland or Northern Ireland part of the UK?

Northern Ireland is a distinct legal jurisdiction, separate from the two other jurisdictions in the United Kingdom (England and Wales, and Scotland). Northern Ireland law developed from Irish law that existed before the partition of Ireland in 1921.

How do I change my driving Licence from UK to Ireland?

To apply in person at an NDLS office to exchange a UK or Northern Ireland driving licence. You must book an appointment to attend an NDLS centre. You will need to bring the required supporting documentation, ID and fee. An application form is no longer required.

How long can I drive in Ireland on UK plates?

How long can I drive in Ireland on UK plates? Vehicles from the UK can be temporarily driven in Ireland for up to 12 months.

Does my Irish car insurance cover me in the UK?

The UK Government now accepts valid Insurance Discs for Irish registered vehicles travelling in the UK (including Northern Ireland) as proof of insurance. That means that for all our policyholders who have an up-to-date Insurance Disc, a Green Card is no longer required.

Do I need to register my car in Northern Ireland?

A: No, not if your main residence is in NI and that your car is registered and taxed in NI. You will only need to re-register and tax the car in Ireland if your main residence is there.

Can you tax your car online in Northern Ireland?

For the first time, you can tax your vehicle or make a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) online if you’re a Northern Ireland customer. …

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Is DVA same as Dvlni?

Driver and vehicle licensing

Previously the responsibility of the DVLNI, the DVA maintains the database of drivers and vehicles in Northern Ireland; its counterpart in Great Britain is the DVLA.

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