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.

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

  • Mutual Recognition scheme