National Type Approval in the UK

This page was last updated on 2nd September 2022

Timeline

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

Type approval category Provisional Full
Optional Compulsory Optional Compulsory
M & N

(Complete/ Completed)

N/A 1 January 2021 1 January 2023 1 Feburary 2024

 

(New types and those with expired provisional approvals)

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

 

(All Types)

L N/A 1 January 2021 To be confirmed To be confirmed
T N/A 1 January 2021 To be confirmed To be confirmed
Engines for NRMM N/A 1 January 2023 To be confirmed To be confirmed
O 1 January 2021 1 January 2023 To be confirmed 1 February 2025

 

(New types and those with expired provisional approvals)

C, R & S 1 January 2021 Will remain optional per Type Approval legislation To be confirmed Will remain optional per Type Approval legislation
Components [1] (for M, N, O categories – for use in Whole Vehicle) N/A N/A 1 January 2023 Depends on when full approval for the WVTA is needed
Components [1] (for L and T categories – for use in Whole Vehicle) N/A N/A To be confirmed To be confirmed
Components [1] (Aftermarket for M, N and O categories) 1 January 2021 1 January 2023 1 January 2023 1 February 2025

 

(New types and expired provisional approvals)

Components [1] (Aftermarket for L and T categories, where required[2]) 1 January 2021 1 January 2023 To be confirmed To be confirmed

[1] Only 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.

[2] Only where specific requirements and deadlines exist, for example for replacement catalytic converters.