Brexit and Recognition of an EU Certificate of Roadworthiness for a Passenger Vehicles


Imported vehicles from another EU Member State can continue to display the roadworthiness certificate from the country of origin within the EU, which will be recognised in Ireland until the expiry date. The owner should apply and pass the NCT for the vehicle before the expiry of their current EU roadworthiness certificate.

As the UK is no longer a member of the EU, a MOT is no longer valid in the State.  An imported UK private vehicle that is four years or older and re-registered in the State will be subject to a National Car Test (NCT) in line with the date of registration in Ireland.

‘An initiative of the Government of Ireland’