National Type Approval in the UK

This page was last updated on 22nd March 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 1st January 2021 1st December 2022 1st July 2023

 

(New types and those with expired provisional approvals)

M & N (Incomplete) N/A N/A 1st December 2022 1st July 2023

 

(All Types)

L N/A 1st January 2021 1st January 2023 1st October 2023

 

(New types and those with expired provisional approvals)

T N/A 1st January 2021 1st January 2023 1st October 2023

 

(New types and those with expired provisional approvals)

Engines for NRMM 1st December 2022 1st January 2023 1st January 2023 1st July 2024

 

(New types and those with expired provisional approvals)

O 1st January 2021 1st January 2023 1st December 2022 1st July 2024

 

(New types and those with expired provisional approvals)

C, R & S 1st January 2021 Will remain optional per Type Approval legislation 1st January 2023 Will remain optional per Type Approval legislation
Components [1] (for M, N, O categories – for use in Whole Vehicle) N/A N/A 1st December 2022 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 1st January 2023 Depends on when full approval for the WVTA is needed
Components [1] (Aftermarket for M, N and O categories) 1st January 2021 1st January 2023 1st December 2022 1st July 2024

 

(New types and expired provisional approvals)

Components [1] (Aftermarket for L and T categories, where required[2]) 1st January 2021 1st January 2023 1st January 2023 1st July 2024

 

(New types and expired provisional approvals)

[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.