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Certificate of Conformity

What is A Certificate of Conformity (CoC)?

A Certificate of Conformity (CoC) is a document that states vehicle particulars in relation to the European Commission (EC) Type Approval standards, along with other important information and vehicle specifications.

Certificate of Conformity’s are a legal requirement for new motor vehicles and were introduced in 1998; the Certificate of Conformity’s have 51 numbered lines and are generally not available for any new model of motor vehicle manufactured and type approved before early 1998. 

Certificate of Conformity’s are a legal requirement for new motorcycles and were introduced in 2001. In 2004 Certificate of Conformity’s became a legal requirement for all vehicles.

In addition, please be aware that the EWVTA Certificate of Conformity (CoC) applies to products built for the EU market only, if the vehicle is a non-EU build, then a Certificate of Conformity will not be in existence.

What is a Certificate of Construction?

This is also referred to as a ‘Dating Letter’ and is usually available for all products manufactured worldwide. A Certificate of Construction contains the date and country of manufacture and is usually issued in absence of a certificate of conformity.

How do I know what Certificate I require?

We suggest that you discuss your circumstances with the local authorities of the country you intend on registering the product with, prior to completing the forms, to ensure the correct document is requested. Failure to do so may result in further delays and financial expense.

How do I apply for a Certificate?

In order to obtain a Certificate of Conformity/Construction, please click on the link below and download the PDF application pack below, please complete and return this to our Customer Services Team as per the instructions included. Please be informed; there is a £95.00 including VAT administration charge that is applicable to each application.