Provisional GB Type Approval Scheme

This page was last updated on 3rd November 2022

Scope and Timings

Type approval category Date of Applicability
Optional  Compulsory
M & N

(Complete/ Completed)

N/A 1 January 2021
M & N (Incomplete) N/A N/A
L N/A 1 January 2021
T N/A 1 January 2021
Engines for NRMM N/A 1 January 2023
O 1 January 2021 1 January 2023
C, R & S 1 January 2021 Will remain optional per Type Approval legislation
Components1 (Aftermarket for M, N and O categories) 1 January 2021 1 January 2023
Components1 (Aftermarket for L and T categories, where required2) 1 January 2021 1 January 2023

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.

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