Book a first vehicle inspection for TIR border crossings

Apply to get a certificate to prove a load compartment follows the approved design to be used under the TIR scheme for quicker 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.

Vehicles must meet set rules to be used like this.

Use this form to apply to have individual vehicles inspected for the first time to prove they meet the rules if they’ve been made following an approved design.

Apply at least one month before the vehicle needs to be inspected. You have to pay a fee for the inspection.

The TIR test certificate will last for 2 years from the date it’s issued. There’s a different form to apply to have a vehicle reinspected after 2 years.

Send the form online

Send the form using the service to apply for a vehicle test or certificate.

Send the form by post

Post the form to the vehicle test station nearest to where the vehicles are manufactured.

Published 11 July 2013