Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) and Excise Duty

Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) registration and export appointments

Note

These details are subject to change in line with health and safety guidance. Any changes will be updated on this page.

In line with the Government's Roadmap all National Car Testing service (NCTS) centres are open. You can make bookings for vehicle registration and export examinations through the NCTS website.

Due to the COVID-19 circumstances:

  • all vehicles presented for registration will be valued based on the date they are presented

and

  • the seven-day requirement to make an appointment and the thirty-day requirement are in force. 

Pre-inspection by NCTS centres

The NCTS continues to operate a mobile pre-inspection facility, where there are more than fifteen vehicles to be inspected together. This facility is:

  • available only to Authorised Traders
  • subject to availability
  • subject to the minimum number of vehicles requirement.

You can find further information on the requirements for mobile pre-inspection is on the NCTS website. It can be booked by emailing mobile3.vrt@applus.com

Note

Registration by authorised dealers on the Revenue Online Service (ROS) of new cars and pre-inspected cars has not been interrupted.

Authorised traders should continue to register such vehicles before delivery to a customer.

Contact details for queries 

Contact Revenue through MyEnquiries with any questions you might have, including customs clearance queries. 

Contact NCTS with queries about:

  • mobile pre-inspections
  • import examinations
  • export examinations.

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