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Apply for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA): lorries and goods vehicles

Apply for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) if you’re making or importing a single lorry or a very small number of lorries or goods vehicles.

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IVA application form: lorries or goods vehicles (over 3,500kg)

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Guidance on filling in the IVA application form

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Use this form to apply for IVA for lorries and goods vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of over 3,500kg.

  1. Download and fill in the application form.

  2. Save the application form on your computer.

  3. Send the application form to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) using the service to apply for IVA.

  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.

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

Published 15 April 2013
Last updated 1 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated to latest version of form.

  2. Added information on coronavirus and IVA tests and what to do if you want to apply for a priority test.

  3. Updated the guidance notes for completing the IVA application form for lorries and goods vehicles.

  4. Updated the form with the latest version.

  5. Updated the application form and guidance notes with the latest versions.

  6. Updated the IVA 1H application form and guidance notes.

  7. Updated the application form and guidance notes.

  8. The form and guidance notes for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for lorries or goods vehicles have been updated due to changes to the Road Vehicles (Plating and Testing) Regulations 1988 which came into force on 1 October 2017.

  9. Updated form and guidance notes for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for lorries or goods vehicles.

  10. Updated form and guidance notes.

  11. Updated application form and guidance notes.

  12. Updated application form and guidance notes.

  13. A new version of the form has now been published which includes details of payment options.

  14. Version 7.3 of the form has now been published.

  15. First published.