Statistical data set
Statistical data sets about vehicle approvals, notifiable alterations and Vehicle Identity Checks.
This data set comes from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
It isn’t classed as an ‘official statistic’. This means it’s not subject to scrutiny and assessment by the UK Statistics Authority.
You must apply for vehicle approval if you’ve built a vehicle, rebuilt a vehicle, radically altered a vehicle, reconstructed a classic vehicle or imported a vehicle.
You can use the IVA scheme if you’re making or importing a single vehicle or a very small number of vehicles in the following categories:
You must also use the MSVA scheme if your vehicle has been radically altered or built using a mixture of parts from previously registered vehicles. For example:
You have to tell DVSA if you make changes to the specification of a heavy goods vehicle or public service vehicle.
If a car was written off by an insurance company, a ‘VIC marker’ was placed against the DVLA record.
If you bought a car that had a VIC marker, you couldn’t get a V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book) until the car had passed a VIC.
The VIC scheme closed on 26 October 2015.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
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