CRW on Imported or Converted vehicles

On this page you can find out about the test due dates and CRW expiry dates for converted vehicles and imported vehicles. 

Converted vehicles  

Since 20 May 2018, if you have converted your vehicle, for example from an M1 passenger vehicle to an N1 goods vehicle, its test due date is the ‘date of conversion’ as recorded on the National Vehicle and Driver File. The CRW expiry period is calculated based on that date rather than on the date the test was carried out and passed. Therefore, you will not benefit from delaying having your converted vehicle tested.

If your vehicle has a valid CRW or NCT roadworthiness certificate at the time of conversion, this certificate becomes null and void. Your vehicle must undergo a roadworthiness test immediately after conversion and before it is used in a public place.

Example

​Date of Conversion 

​Date CVR Test passed

​CRW expiry date

01/06/2018​

​12/07/2018

​01/06/2019

Imported vehicles (which do not have a valid roadworthiness certificate from another Member State) 

Since 20 May 2018, if you have an imported used vehicle that is more than one year old, its test due date is aligned to the date of first registration in Ireland. The CRW expiry date is calculated based on that date rather than on the date the test was carried out and passed. 

If you have an imported used vehicle that is less than one year old, its test due date is aligned to the date of first registration in its country of origin. 

Example

​Date of first registration (in country of origin) 

​Date of first registration in Ireland 

​Test due date 

​CRW expiry date 

​10/05/2012 (vehicle is over one year old) 

​25/01/2018

​25/01/2018

​25/01/2019

​10/05/2017 (vehicle is under one year old) 

​25/01/2018

​10/05/2018

​10/05/2019​

Mutual recognition of non-expired portions of valid CRWs from other Member States

Since 20 May 2018, if you’re the registered owner of an imported used commercial vehicle from another EU Member State and the vehicle has a current valid roadworthiness certificate issued by that EU member state at the time the vehicle was registered in Ireland, you can have the unexpired portion of the certificate recognised by exchanging the certificate for an Irish-issued EU recognition certificate. However, the out-of-state roadworthiness certificate must still be valid under Irish legal testing rules. 

Visit our mutual recognition of EU roadworthiness certificates page​​ for further information. 

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