Friday, 6 November 2009

what you need to know about: IVA Testing, IVA test, SVA Test

IVA stands for Individual Vehicle Approval and relates to Type Approval of vehicles in the UK. Type approval is the process which ensures that vehicles, their systems and components, meet the appropriate environmental and safety standards for use in the UK and Europe.


For your vehicle to be registered into the UK it must show that it has some form of Type Approval. In the case of new right hand drive vehicles supplied at your local retailer they will be supplied by the manufacturer with a mass scale Type Approval called a certificate of conformity.


For the rest of us who either have a vehicle we are importing from outside the EU or a left hand drive vehicle, we can use the IVA test to gain the type approval we must have to register our vehicle.


An IVA test is undertaken by the Vehicle Operator Standards Agency (VOSA) at a VOSA testing stationor a VOSA approved designated premises like our own. The VOSA staff visit our site throughout the week and carry out inspections on our clients vehicles under the supervision of our IVA technicians. Once satisfied they issue IVA pass certificates that we use to register your vehicle for you.


Your vehicle will always need some level of modification to achieve UK type approval and our technicians have the experience to pre prepare your vehicle to IVA standard so when it is inspected it passes first time, every time.


We will handle all the paperwork involved with your application electronically with our contacts at VOSA so you won’t waste anytime posting paperwork back and forth until it is correct.




Contact us for more advice and help:

VDS Automotive UK Ltd

Unit 9, Willow Industrial Park

Willow Road

Castle Donington

DE74 2NP

Tel: 01332-814259

email: jack@vdsautomotive.co.uk

Contact us for a quote for IVA Testing or DVLA registration

Contact us for more advice and help:

VDS Automotive UK Ltd
Unit 9, Willow Industrial Park
Willow Road
Castle Donington
DE74 2NP
Tel: 01332-814259
email: jack@vdsautomotive.co.uk

www.vdsautomotive.co.uk

The Import Process

At VDS Automotive we offer the unique service of completely handling your interests while importing a car into the EU.

With many years experience commercially importing and exporting vehicles around the World we realised how complicated a process it is if you have no prior experience. We are here to help and are pleased to offer you a fast, friendly, personal service to meet your specific vehicle import requirements.

Below is a step by step process of the complete import package we offer but we can help with as much or as little as you require.

• Give us the location of your vehicle anywhere in the World.
• We organise collection to the nearest international port.
• We organise the shipping of your vehicle to the UK.
• We clear your vehicle through UK Customs.
• We collect your vehicle and deliver it to our premises at Castle Donington.
• We make an IVA test application to VOSA on your behalf.
• We then prepare your vehicle to meet IVA standards and become UK road legal.
• Your vehicle is accompanied through its IVA test by our trained technicians in our brand new ISO 17025 accredited testing facility.
• We submit your registration application to the DVLA.
• Your vehicle is then ready for collection or delivery with Registration plates and road tax, fully UK road legal.

We endeavour to register your car within 2 weeks of its arrival in the UK.

IVA Testing, IVA test, SVA Test

IVA stands for Individual Vehicle Approval and relates to Type Approval of vehicles in the UK. Type approval is the process which ensures that vehicles, their systems and components, meet the appropriate environmental and safety standards for use in the UK and Europe.

For your vehicle to be registered into the UK it must show that it has some form of Type Approval. In the case of new right hand drive vehicles supplied at your local retailer they will be supplied by the manufacturer with a mass scale Type Approval called a certificate of conformity.

For the rest of us who either have a vehicle we are importing from outside the EU or a left hand drive vehicle, we can use the IVA test to gain the type approval we must have to register our vehicle.

An IVA test is undertaken by the Vehicle Operator Standards Agency (VOSA) at a VOSA testing stationor a VOSA approved designated premises like our own. The VOSA staff visit our site throughout the week and carry out inspections on our clients vehicles under the supervision of our IVA technicians. Once satisfied they issue IVA pass certificates that we use to register your vehicle for you.

Your vehicle will always need some level of modification to achieve UK type approval and our technicians have the experience to pre prepare your vehicle to IVA standard so when it is inspected it passes first time, every time.

We will handle all the paperwork involved with your application electronically with our contacts at VOSA so you won’t waste anytime posting paperwork back and forth until it is correct.


Contact us for more advice and help:

VDS Automotive UK Ltd

Unit 9, Willow Industrial Park

Willow Road

Castle Donington

DE74 2NP

Tel: 01332-814259

email: jack@vdsautomotive.co.uk