Vehicle import and export

Forms and guidance for importing and exporting vehicles.

Services

  1. Vehicle registration

    How to register your vehicle and the cost - new registrations, kit cars, rebuilds, radically altered vehicles, old and classic vehicles, vehicle identification numbers, Q plates

  2. Importing vehicles into the UK

    Importing vehicles into the UK - register imported vehicles, Mutual Recognition scheme, type approval, vehicle excise duty and VAT

  3. Taking a vehicle out of the UK

    Taking your car out of the UK - when VAT is not payable on a car you are exporting, procedures, registration and vehicle tax

  4. Log in to use the Notification of Vehicle Arrivals (NOVA) service

    Log in to use the Notification of Vehicle Arrivals (NOVA) service

  5. Apply for a vehicle test or certificate for a lorry or trailer

    Send test and certificate forms using the technical application submission (TAS) service, including first time tests, notifiable alterations and replacing plating or test documents

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA): model reports for cars
  2. Import a vehicle into the UK (INF106)
  3. Modify goods vehicles before they're registered
  4. Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) for cars: help to get a pass
  5. Prototype vehicles
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News and communications

Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Country of origin of vehicles stopped (F0005385)
  2. Annual SVA and IVA numbers for Japanese imported vehicles (F0003966)
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