Overseas Moving Companies Ireland To Germany


Moving to Germany from Ireland can be as easy as you want it to be. Because these countries are both members of the European Union, you can move freely between Germany and Ireland without a visa. So, as far as red tape goes, the move is relatively simple. The real challenge lies in the packing, prep for shipping, logistics, and timing. Or you could do it the easy way and skip all that by working with an overseas moving company like Three Men and a Truck.

International moves via shipping container differ from your usual move across town in that you can’t just throw your stuff in boxes and send them on their way. You will need to provide a detailed, box-by-box inventory of everything you bring with you. Moving is hard enough without trying to do it alone. This guide will give you the basics.

Cost to Move from Ireland to Germany

Moving from Ireland to Germany is usually done by either by sea freight or over land by shipping container, carried over Europe’s impressive railway system. On average, moving a full-container load over land from Ireland to Germany will cost between €2,400 – €3,300 and arrive in 2-4 days. Half-container loads are usually a few hundred less. Sea transport is a less popular option. With sea transport, the cost will be around £5,200 – £7,000, and the trip will take more than 3 weeks.

Importing Household Goods to Germany

As a citizen of Ireland, an EU member country, you do not need a residence permit to live in Germany. Your household goods can be imported to Germany free of customs duty and taxes.

Within two weeks of your arrival, you must register with the local police, or Bürgeramt, and visit your local residency office. They will award you a certificate of registration (Meldebestätigung).

To qualify for a certificate of registration, you must present the following documents:

  • Valid EU passport or national identity card
  • A completed registration form (Anmeldeformular)
  • A copy of the lease or rental agreement (Mietvertrag) as proof of your residency in Germany

Even within the EU, import and immigration laws change frequently in response to local conditions. If you choose not to work with an overseas moving company, contact your local German embassy for updated guidance. Three Men and a Truck have the expertise you need and make it their business to stay current with all regulations pertaining to your move.

Importing a Vehicle to Germany

Importing a vehicle to Germany from Ireland can be as simple as ferrying it across the Channel and driving it across the border, at least in the short term. No taxes or special paperwork are needed, but if you plan to stay in the country for longer than six months you must register your vehicle in Germany.

Three Men and a Truck

Even when moving within the EU, international moves take special expertise. Three Men and a Truck are international movers who promise a world-class relocation. Through their network of international shipping partners, Three Men and a Truck can work with you on everything from packing to paperwork, relieving your stress so you can enjoy this exciting change.

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at Chris@threemenandatruck.net

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