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Get a vehicle approved to carry dangerous goods by road

Apply for an ADR road vehicle certification test which allows vehicles to carry dangerous or hazardous goods in bulk on the road.

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Application for first ADR road vehicle certification or a change to existing ADR category

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Application for ADR road vehicle certification for subsequent ADR tests

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Use these form to apply for an ADR road vehicle certification test. This allows vehicles to carry dangerous or hazardous goods in bulk on the road.

Use the ADR III form for:

  • first ADR applications
  • subsequent tests where the ADR category has been changed since a vehicle’s last ADR examination
  • modifications that have been made that invalidate the manufacturer’s initial ADR declarations

Use the ADR III(S) form for:

  • ADR vehicles and trailers applying for subsequent ADR tests where the ADR category has remained the same since the last ADR examination
  • modifications that have been made to the vehicle or trailer that would invalidate the manufacturer’s initial ADR declarations

Send the form online

  1. Download and fill in the form.

  2. Save the form on your computer.

  3. Send the form to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) using the service to apply for a vehicle test or certificate for a lorry or trailer.

  4. Pay the application fee by credit or debit card (DVSA will tell you how to do this after you’ve applied), or using a pre-funded account.

Send the form by post

You can also send the application by post.

ADR Section
DVSA
The Ellipse
Padley Road
Swansea
SA1 8AN

Your application will be delayed if you do not fill in the form correctly.

Published 13 June 2013
Last updated 28 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated with the latest version of the ADR III form to apply for first a ADR road vehicle certification or a change to an existing ADR category.

  2. Attached latest version of ADR III form.

  3. Attached latest version of ADRIII(s) form

  4. Published updated carriage of dangerous goods application form.

  5. The ADRIII form has been updated to incorporate ADR Accord changes to ADR and to take into account that a new form ADRIII(S) is to be used for subsequent ADR tests. The new form has also been added.

  6. Updated with renamed April 2012 version of the ADR III form.

  7. First published.