All vehicles entering New Zealand must be checked, certified, registered and licensed before you can use them on the road. This process is called Entry Certification. Some requirements must be met before the motor vehicle enters New Zealand, and some require periodic inspections and relevant certifications (WoF/CoF) during use.
Before a motor vehicle is used on a road, a Statement of Compliance (SoC) is required as evidence to prove that the motor vehicle has met the relevant standards. The Statement of Compliance lists the relevant standards that a motor vehicle has been verified at the time of manufacture. The Statement of Compliance must be from an authorized representative of the motor vehicle manufacturer and the relevant New Zealand regulations and ordinances need to be listed in the statement.
ATIC‘s experienced homologation team provides professional and high-efficient testing and certification services for vehicle and component manufacturers entering the New Zealand market.
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Identify Standards Applicable
ATIC helps manufacturers analyses and identify standards which applicable to the manufacturer's vehicle model and make a testing plan.
ATIC supports manufacture to send testing vehicle to designated labs and conduct testing, issue reports or apply for type approval certificates. ATIC support manufacture to prepare Statement of Compliance.
Entry Certification Inspection
Manufacturers prepare the required customs clearance documents and ship the vehicle to New Zealand. ATIC will support manufacture to conduct the entry certification inspection conducted by Entry Certifier.
Other Key Points
▸ Entry Certification
▸ Periodic Inspections (WoF/CoF)
Only approved testing stations can carry out entry certification inspections. The process involves an entry certifier:
Verifying that the vehicle met the required safety emissions and frontal impact standards when manufactured
Carrying out a vehicle inspection to verify it is still in good condition
Deciding whether the vehicle needs any repairs and/or specialist certification to meet legal safety requirements
Certifying that the vehicle meets safety and emissions requirements
Verifying who legally owns the vehicle.
Verifying the vehicle's identity and that it has a valid VIN assigned and affixed.
Where the vehicle meets requirements, the certifier issues:
A registration application form (form MR2A), which verifies that it has passed these checks and is safe for you to drive, and
A warrant of fitness or certificate of fitness, depending on the vehicle’s size.
A warrant of fitness (WoF) is a regular check to ensure that your vehicle meets required safety standards. It’s your job to keep your vehicle up to WoF condition at all times. For example, while tyres on your vehicle may pass on the day of your warrant inspection, you’ll need to replace them as soon as the tread gets to the minimum depth. If you wait until the next inspection before replacing them, you increase your risk of having a crash or receiving a fine.
A certificate of fitness (CoF) is a regular check to ensure that your vehicle meets required safety standards. Vehicles requiring this certification are:
Heavy vehicles – trucks, larger trailers, motor homes
All passenger service vehicles – taxis, shuttles and buses
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