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Type Approval Number for your vehicle


What is a type Approval Number?

The European Commission (EC; known as CE in France) allocates an EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA)   number to every factory-produced road (highway) use vehicle type/model. That is its 'pass' that tells regional road transport authorities like the UK DVLA the vehicle is fit for on-road use in the EU.

Other non-EU countries may also use the scheme to help them know more about a vehicle's safety and technical features. Not all vehicles have an EC type approval number and the scheme was only introduced in the mid 1990s.

Do I need one?

There are various needs and uses Europe-wide and even worldwide, for the ECWVTA number or 'type approval number' for your vehicle.

How to obtain a search through our database for EC type approval...

Option 1 - for 30 (including VAT)

Order now - Complete a short web page form and press submit to see payment options.

Option 2 - for 130

Buy an ICOC (Independent Certificate of Conformity) for your vehicle and this may contain its ECWVTA number, if applicable - click here for the ICOC page



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