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Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for vans and light goods vehicles: help to get a pass

How to avoid the top 10 reasons vans and light goods vehicles don't pass the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection.

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This guide tells you how to avoid the top 10 reasons that vans and light goods 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
Last updated 11 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance on how to avoid the top 10 reasons vans don't pass the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) inspection.
  2. First published.