Who can use the scheme?
The Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) scheme is replacing the Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) scheme. From now on, you can use the IVA scheme for any type of vehicle needing type approval except for special purpose light goods vehicles.
Until 29 October 2014, you can still use the SVA scheme for special purpose light goods vehicles that:
- are not more than 3,500kg gross vehicle weight
- need first licensing and registration in the UK
- are less than 10 years old
Contact the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) for an application form and to choose a test station.
Cost of the scheme
You have to pay a fee for VOSA to inspect your vehicle.
What happens next?
Vehicles that pass an SVA inspection are issued with a ‘Minister’s Approval Certificate’ (MAC).
VOSA has produced an in-depth guide on the SVA scheme.