How to bring your car to Slovakia

Hello everybody,

If you exported your car to Slovakia, were there any formalities that needed to be completed beforehand? What were they?

What is the best way to export your car? Is there a limit on the number of vehicles, or perhaps the age of the vehicle? Are there limits on emissions or emission controls in Slovakia?

What are the expected costs of exporting a car? In your opinion, is it worth it?

Once you arrived in Slovakia, what were the applicable taxes? What was the customs process like?

How do you go about registering an imported car in Slovakia?

Is it best to buy a car once you have arrived or to bring your car with you, in your opinion?

We look forward to hearing from you!


Hi. I was originally told that I could bring my car from Ireland and register in Slovakia. However when we arrived there we were told it was not possible. So I done some research and I believe under European law it is acceptable however the Slovakian authorities state that they don't allow it because of manpower issues.

So in the end I sent by car back to Ireland.

Hi Northernpaddy,

Thank you for your inputs. Did the authorities give any precisions on these "manpower issues" ?

All the best,