Vehicle Type Approval

VCA is the designated UK Type Approval Authority for automotive products and also a designated Technical Service for type approval testing in the United Nations (UN) scheme. VCA is also responsible for certification under UK type approval schemes.

Please click on the relevant link for more specific information by vehicle type approval and ways in which we can help you.

Or please download our Type Approval application form to apply.


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Individual Vehicle Approval without Inspection

Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) is the process of approving each individual vehicle against national technical requirements.

Type Approval and the Protocol on Northern Ireland

This guidance sets out how the UK’s type approval regime applies in Northern Ireland

Approval Fees

The VCA Type Approval Authority will charge the following fees for undertaking approval activities.