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Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA): forms and guidance

Forms and guidance to apply for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) if you’re making or importing a single vehicle or a very small number of vehicles.

You must apply for vehicle approval if you’ve:

  • built a vehicle
  • rebuilt a vehicle
  • radically altered a vehicle
  • reconstructed a classic vehicle
  • imported a vehicle

You can use the IVA scheme if you make or import a single vehicle or a very small number of vehicle of the same type.

Scheme guide and inspection fees

The guide to the IVA scheme and the fees you pay for tests.

Cars

The requirements and procedures to test cars and other passenger vehicles (M1) under the IVA scheme.

Vans

The requirements and procedures to test vans and light goods vehicles (N1) under the IVA scheme.

Lorries

The requirements and procedures to test lorries (N2/N3) under the IVA scheme.

Trailers

The requirements and procedures to test trailers (O1, O2, O3 and O4) under the IVA scheme.

Buses and coaches

The requirements and procedures to test buses and coaches (M2/M3) under the IVA scheme.

Model reports and tilt examination

Amateur built declaration

Appeal an inspection decision

Replace a certificate

Published 11 June 2015
Last updated 23 July 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for vans: help to get a pass' to the collection.
  2. Added 'Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for lorries: help to get a pass' to the document collection.
  3. First published.