Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for cars: help to get a pass
- Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
- Part of:
- Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA): forms and guidance and Road safety
- 11 June 2015
- Last updated:
- 29 June 2017, see all updates
- Applies to:
- England, Scotland, and Wales
How to avoid the top 10 reasons cars and other M1 passenger vehicles don't pass the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection.
This guide tells you how to avoid the top 10 reasons that cars and other vehicles in the M1 inspection category fail the IVA inspection.
Full compliance with this guide doesn’t guarantee a pass. You’ll need to view the IVA Inspection manual for the full requirements and testing procedures needed to get your vehicle passed.
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
Vehicles that are in the M1 category include:
- left hand drive vehicles
- personally imported vehicles
- amateur built vehicles
- kit cars
- motor caravans
- wheelchair accessible vehicles
- rebuilt vehicles
- armored vehicles
- vehicles manufactured in very low volumes
- vehicles manufactured using parts of a registered vehicle
Published: 11 June 2015
Updated: 29 June 2017
- Updated guidance on how to avoid the top 10 reasons cars and other M1 vehicles don't pass the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection.
- First published.