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What’s involved

We specialise in making imported vehicles UK road legal through the following process:


Collection of the vehicle from UK ports and warehouses to our secure premises.



Any necessary modifications are carried out on the vehicle in order for it to comply with UK regulations and if necessary to pass a VOSA Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) test. This can include, but is not limited to, lighting modifications and installing original looking speedometer faces which read in miles per hour.



If required, the vehicle is taken to the VOSA test and MOT test if necessary.


UK Registration

When the vehicle has passed through the testing phase we will then apply to the DVLA for a UK registration number and road tax. If necessary we will complete a Customs declaration on the new HMRC Electronic Notification of Vehicle Arrival system.



When registration is granted we fit UK number plates and the vehicle is ready to be collected or can be delivered by us.




We also have considerable experience of the Motorcycle SVA scheme and have a dedicated vehicle to transport motorcycles. We cater for all motorcycles from sports bikes, Harleys, scooters to custom choppers and one offs. Nothing is too unusual for us!


Vehicles from within Europe
For vehicles from within the EU we can arrange a European Certificate of Conformity which negates the need for a VOSA test. Modifications will still need to be carried out in order to register the vehicle with the DVLA.


Vehicles over 10 years old
Vehicles over 10 years old do not require a VOSA test but often need modifications to be UK road legal; these vehicles will also need to be registered with the DVLA.

Site Visits

We offer a service whereby we can come to you to carry out the modifications on your premises and have the vehicle tested locally to you.




VOSA - Vehicle and Operator Services Agency. This Agency administers the IVA test

DVLA - Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. This Agency deals with vehicle registration

RJJ Freight - Vehicle Shipping & Customs Clearance

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