Vehicle approval

1. Overview

The manufacturer or importer will usually take care of vehicle approval. You must apply for vehicle approval if you’ve:

Get a vehicle approved

You can get a single vehicle or small number of vehicles approved through:

From August 2015, you can’t apply for a Pre-Registration Inspection (PRI). You’ll need to get your vehicle approved instead.

You can get approval for a type of vehicle (rather than each individual vehicle) through:

Get help

Contact the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) if you need help about IVA or MSVA.

Telephone: 0300 123 9000
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Contact the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) if you need help or information about:

  • Mutual Recognition scheme

Telephone: 0300 330 5797
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