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Apply for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA): cars

Apply for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) if you’re making or importing a single car or a very small number of cars.

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IVA application form: passenger cars

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Guidance on filling in the IVA application form

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Use this form to apply for IVA for cars and passenger vehicles with no more than 8 seats (in addition to the driver’s).

  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 5 June 2013
Last updated 1 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated to the latest version of the form.

  2. Added information on coronavirus and IVA tests and what to do if you want to apply for a priority test. Updated to include the latest version of guidance notes and application form. Updated section 10 on the guidance notes to the latest cancellation and amendment policy. Updated pop-up on section 10 of the application form to include the latest cancellation and amendment policy.

  3. Attached new application form and guidance notes.

  4. Updated the guidance notes for completing the IVA application form for cars.

  5. Updated the form with the latest version.

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

  7. Updated form and guidance notes for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for passenger cars.

  8. Updated form and guidance notes for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for passenger cars.

  9. Updated form and guidance notes for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for passenger cars.

  10. Updated form and guidance notes.

  11. Updated application form and guidance notes for applying for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for passenger cars.

  12. A new interactive version of the form has now been published.

  13. First published.