Many people expats look at Ireland, also called the Green Emerald as a dream destination. With its outstanding natuaral beauty, rapid economic growth, numerous multinational companies and higher than average wages, Ireland seemed like a perfect destination. . 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.
Moving to East Coast or West Coast, we offer door to door services to suit your needs. Please check the services provided below:
We have the whole of Ireland covered, from the big cities of Dublin, Cork, Galway, Sligo, Limerick, Belfast, to isolated island as Aaron Islands, Cape Clear Island and everything in between.
When moving to Ireland there is some key information you should know. If you are not an Irish or EC citizen you will require a visa to live and work there. In order to import your household goods into the Ireland you will need to be cleared by the Irish Customs Service.
Used household goods and personal effects can be imported into Ireland free of duty and tax if
- you are moving your normal home to the EC,
- have had your normal home outside the EC for a continuous period of at least 12 months,
- have used your goods for at least six months before importing them,
- and will retain the goods for your own personal use.
Documents required for customs:
- These include:
- Irish customs form notice 1076
- Customs form CU56
- A detailed inventory list of the items. 2 copies.
- Documents pertaining to residency
For new goods and excise items like alcohol and tobacco, you will be expected to pay taxes and customs duties. VAT in Ireland is 23% at its highest and drops depending on the item. Your shipment can not arrive more than 6 month before your own arrival to Ireland or 12 months after your arrival to Ireland.
Used motor vehicles can be imported into Ireland free of duty and tax so long as you are moving your normal home to Ireland, have had your normal home outside the EC for a continuous period of at least 12 months, have possessed and used it for at least six months before shipping, and will retain it for your own personal use. Your vehicle can not arrive more than six months before your own arrival to Ireland or 12 months after your arrival to Ireland.
For further guidance, the Department of Transport outlines the requirement for being able to register your vehicle for Ireland.
We recommend our professional packing service for packing your goods prior to shipping to Ireland. We wrap/box your goods using the most appropriate packing materials available, and use the best packing methods to make certain your belongings arrive safely to Ireland. If your goods include larger items or more delicate pieces such as flat screen TVs, bikes, artwork or hanging clothes, Get Cracking also have a wide variety of speciality cartons/packing materials that are designed specifically to ensure your belongings arrive safely.
Each piece of your belongings that is moved is wrapped in some way; if it will not fit into our wide range of cartons/boxes, it will be wrapped in protective materials. After the goods are packed, they are numbered and labeled with a sticker, then listed on your removal inventory. While we recommend that you use Get Cracking’s professional packing service, you may decide to pack some or even all of your own goods. If you choose to do your own packing, we can also assist with this task by supplying you with our appropriate packing materials.
We have storage services available all over Ireland. We are based in Blanchardtown, Dublin 15.We provide a secure storage, available to cater for your long or short term storage requirements. This may be especially helpful when you arrive in Ireland and are looking for a new home and want to take your time in order to find the right place that suits all your needs.
It is very important to consider the protection of your goods during relocation to Ireland as there is always an element of risk in moving. Peace of mind is paramount; thankfully, Get Cracking Ltd offer a range of insurance options to ensure your personal possessions are well covered should the unlikely happen.
In order to make your move to Ireland complete, we can provide the following additional services:
- house cleaning after emptying your home
- pet transport
- unpacking of your goods at destination
- arrange the transferring of your funds to Ireland with foreign exchange services.
If you require currency exchange, for your move to Ireland we will introduce you to FC Exchange, one of Europe’s leading Foreign exchange companies, to arrange the transferring of your funds to Ireland. FC Exchange offers international money transfers that are safe, fast and can save you money. For more information on how to safe money please follow the below link.
Can you store my goods?
Yes we can. We have full storage services available. You can store all or some of your belongings.
Can you deliver packing supplies before the move?
Yes we will deliver all necessary packing materials to your door from few days to few weeks prior to the move, giving you plenty of time to pack your goods and prepare for the move.
Moving boxes or crates?
Boxes – once off payment; can hold on to them for as long as needed; recycled; Delivery free with any residential move; we can recycle them for free; made of cardboard, doubled walled;
Crates: payment – once a week; plastic, more durable and strong, weather resistant; no accumulation of boxes; One freed delivery with any residential move; Collection €10.00 + VAT;
Can I pack my own things?
Yes you can, so long as they are packed securely in quality packing cartons. Whilst you can save money it is important to know the we do not provide insurance coverage for damage on any items you pack.
Do I have to be present at my home during packing and removal?
This is not mandatory and sometimes not always possible but we recommend that you are present to ensure that the correct goods are being packed and moved.
When do I have to pay?
All charges are paid prior to moving with the exception of storage charges which are billed monthly.
* Disclaimer: All the information provided above is intended to be a general guide only, and is subject to change without notice. Please contact the relevant authorities to verify any of the above information.
What our clients say about us
“Super company, lovely lads. Will be using these again and again for anything I need moved not just moving home. So professional and no short cuts taken. Thank you so much”
I can’t recommend enough Don and the guys from Get Cracking. Our move from Dublin to Co. Fermanagh with a toddler in tow went so smoothly. Very professional and friendly to deal with.
Great company very reliable and prices are competitive , would 100% recommend
Very efficient, helpful, friendly and calm, thank you Don and the 2 lads. I would highly recommend Get Cracking, beating the competition on pricing as well.
Get Cracking Have Vast Experience In All Types Of Removals In Dublin, From House Moves to Apartment Moves to Furniture Removals.