Get a certificate for a vehicle using an approved design for TIR border crossings

Apply to get a certificate to prove a load compartment follows a design you've had approved to be used under the TIR scheme for international border crossings.


Initial certificates of approval for individual road vehicles produced under a design-type authorisation 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.

Use this form to apply to get a ‘certificate of conformity’ for an individual vehicle to prove it follows an approved design.

Apply at least one month before the vehicle needs to be inspected.

How to apply

  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 a vehicle certificate.

  4. Pay the application fee by credit or debit card (DVSA will contact you 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.

You can also send the application by post. You can pay by cheque or postal order made out to ‘DVSA’.

TIR Section
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
The Ellipse
Padley Road

Published 11 July 2013
Last updated 8 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated the form with the latest version.

  2. Updated with the 2018 application form, and updated how to send the application.

  3. First published.