GB Type Approval Scheme

This page was last updated on 17th November 2022

Scope and Timings

The below timeline indicates the current expected into force dates for the GB Tpe Approval Scheme.

Type approval category Date of Applicability
Optional Compulsory
M & N

(Complete/ Completed)

1 January 2023 1 Feburary 2024

(New types and those with expired or cancelled provisional approvals)

M & N (Incomplete) 1 January 2023 1 February 2024

(All Types)

O 1 January 2023 1 February 2025

(New types and those with expired or cancelled provisional approvals)

Components1 (for M, N, O categories – for use in Whole Vehicle) 1 January 2023 Depends on when approval for the WVTA is needed
Components1 (Aftermarket for M, N and O categories) 1 January 2023 1 February 2025

(New types and expired provisional approvals)

L To be confirmed To be confirmed
T To be confirmed To be confirmed
C, R & S To be confirmed Will remain optional per Type Approval legislation
Engines for NRMM To be confirmed To be confirmed

1Only components which are approved separately to the Whole Vehicle are considered in this category.  These types of components will need to have their own approval number and marking on the product.  Components approved by the vehicle manufacturer will be covered through the system approval and do no need to be marked.  For example, a washer bottle approved by the vehicle manufacturer and included in their whole vehicle will need a system approval in line with the dates for that vehicle category.  A washer bottle approved by a component manufacturer and used by the vehicle manufacturer as part of their approval will need a component approval in its own right.