Vehicle import and export

Forms and guidance for importing and exporting vehicles.

Services

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

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

  2. 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

  3. Apply for Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA)

    Apply for an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) test for cars, goods vehicles, buses and coaches, and trailers on the technical application submission (TAS) service

  1. Commission notice / mutual recognition: passenger cars

    For the import of passenger cars into the UK from other European countries.

  2. Register your vehicle if it's newly imported (form V267)

    Use a V267 form (sometimes called the ‘declaration of newness’) if you’re registering a new imported vehicle.

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Guidance and regulation

  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

  1. Import a vehicle into the UK (INF106)

    • Guidance
    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
  2. Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA): model reports for cars

    • Guidance
    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
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News and communications

Transparency

  1. Country of origin of vehicles stopped (F0005385)

    • Closed organisation: Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
    • Foi release
  2. Annual SVA and IVA numbers for Japanese imported vehicles (F0003966)

    • Closed organisation: Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
    • Foi release
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