Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for vans: help to get a pass
- Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
- Part of:
- Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA): forms and guidance
- 23 July 2015
- Last updated:
- 11 April 2017, see all updates
- Applies to:
- England, Scotland, and Wales
How to avoid the top 10 reasons vans don't pass the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection.
This guide tells you how to avoid the top 10 reasons that vans and other vehicles in the N1 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 in the N1 category are defined as vehicles designed and constructed for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes.
Published: 23 July 2015
Updated: 11 April 2017
- Updated guidance on how to avoid the top 10 reasons vans don't pass the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection.
- First published.