Vehicle ImportingThis page was last updated on 9th February 2021
This service will be of interest to individuals wishing to permanently import a car, motorcycle, or goods vehicle into the UK.
With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are working to support our customers by continuing to provide UK type approval for vehicles being imported into the UK. We will strive to process applications as quickly as possible, however these are now taking four to six weeks, as opposed to the 5 to 10 working days published processing times. We would also ask that you refer to the guidance available on both this website, and the GOV.UK website before telephoning.
All information about making an application is available on the VCA and GOV.UK web-sites. Under the Mutual Recognition scheme, we do not deal with vehicles over 10 years of age (please contact DVLA), Heavy Goods Vehicles (please contact DVSA) or vehicles first registered in the United Kingdom (please contact DVLA).
This section relates to the importation of cars, motorcycles and motorhomes
A Certificate of Conformity (CoC) is granted to a product that has met the regulatory, technical and safety requirements required of The Type Approval process.
This section relates to the importation of small vans or light goods vehicles (N1 Class Vehicles)
Our sister Agency the Driver Vehicle and Standards Agency (DVSA) is now responsible for processing Heavy goods vehicle imports.