Get a vehicle load compartment approved for TIR border crossings

Apply to get a vehicle load compartment design approved to be used under the TIR scheme for quicker international border crossings.


Authorisation of a design-type for a series of road vehicle load compartments application form

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The TIR system allows UK customs officials to pack and seal goods before they’re transported outside the EU. The load won’t need to be inspected by customs officials at border crossings.

Vehicles must meet set rules to be used like this.

Use this form to apply to have a design of a load compartment approved if you want to use it in a series of vehicles.

Apply at least one month before the vehicle needs to be inspected. You have to pay a fee for the inspection.

Send the form online

Send the form using the service to apply for a vehicle test or certificate.

Send the form by post

Post the form to the vehicle test station nearest to where the vehicles are manufactured.

Published 11 July 2013