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VIRM: Entry certification update –
effective 1 November 2014

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Section

Change description

Introduction

5-2 Inspection and certification

  • “or fire” added with regard to damage.

5-11 Issuing the WoF or CoF label (‘evidence of vehicle inspection’)

  • Clarification around CoF issuing for vehicles that do not require CoL.

Pre-registration and VIN

1-1 Finding vehicle records

  • What to do if a vehicle has two identifiers as the result of a repair.

1-2 Selecting a vehicle record

  • Reference to LATIS manual added in Step 10.

2-2 Vehicle attributes definitions

  • Added a new country code to LANDATA for Turkey (TUR)

4-1 Methods for affixing a VIN

  • 2 Etching the rear windscreen

“If the VIN has been assigned by the LANDATA system and affixed on a Transport Agency VIN plate riveted to the vehicle and the vehicle has a glazed rear windscreen, the VIN must be etched onto it”

  • Additional permitted VIN location

5-3 Completing the left-hand drive process

  • “A copy of the completed MR2A showing the name of the person who the permit was issued to must be archived with the vehicle file.”

Inspection and certification

1-1 Registering a vehicle for the first time in New Zealand

  • A notarized copy can be acceptable if original is unavailable
  • Heading: Parallel-imported new vehicles “and new vehicles presented by the New Zealand distributor without an LT4085N”
  • Previously registered in Australia: “If a vehicle has been previously registered in Australia it will be shown in the "NEVDIS details" section of the PPSR certificate and the state where the vehicle was registered will also be shown.”

1-10 Vehicle rechecks

  • Or awaiting original documentation added to quarantine system section

3-2 Determining frontal impact compliance

  • Additional method for determining FIS compliance for class MA vehicles
  • TDN exemption added as reason for no TDN on class MA vehicles

3-3 Inspection specifications

  • “specialist” added to repair certifier
  • When to use an LT307
  • “or nominated” person added as per Rule changes.

3-4 Threshold for requiring repair certification

  • A number of changes including new section “Heavy Motor Vehicle repairs that do not require a specialist repair certification (LT400)”
  • “specialist” added to repair certifier
  • Reference to In-service VIRM for rust heaves added
  • Heavy vehicles and damage flags.

8-1 Service brake and park brake

  • Reference to Table 8-2-1 added
  • Table 8-1-1: “TS for two-wheeled vehicle brake systems Article 61”.

Technical bulletins

2 Water or fire-damaged vehicles

  • “specialist” added to repair certifier
  • Documentation section split into light and heavy vehicles.

11 Inspection of motorhomes

  • NZ manufacture added regarding ADR approval plates.

25 Immigrants' vehicles

  • Applicant must have lived outside NZ for 21 months continuously.

28 Exhaust emissions standard compliance

  • New text regarding DEKRA certificates
  • From August 2009 production, all non-turbo I6 engines fitted to Ford Territory MkII will comply with Euro 4 emissions certifications standards
  • Table 2. Japan 09 and 10 added.

36 Removing a border damage flag

  • Info about including an LT400 to cover repairs to vehicle added.

Reference materials

16 Request for an exemption from border check requirements

  • Form redesigned
  • Privacy statement added
  • Fees and payments updated
  • Fee now $184 (per hour)

18 Request for an exemption to remove trim on an imported used vehicle

  • Form redesigned
  • Privacy statement added
  • Fees and payments updated
  • Indicative fee now $460 based on $184 per hour

35 Sample EPA plates

  • New sample plate added.

36 Application for an exemption from vehicle rules

  • Form redesigned
  • Privacy statement added
  • Fees and payments updated
  • Indicative fee of $184 or $368 depending on type of vehicle and exemption

46 Application for special interest vehicle permit

  • Title simplified
  • Form redesigned
  • Privacy statement added
  • Fees and payments updated
  • Fee now $184 (per hour)

50 Application for identification of an immigrant's vehicle

  • Title changed – ‘recognition’ becomes ‘identification’
  • Form redesigned
  • Privacy statement added
  • Fees and payments updated
  • Fee now $184 (per hour)

51 Category A left-hand drive vehicle permit application

  • Form redesigned
  • Privacy statement added
  • Fees and payments updated
  • Fee now $184 (per hour)

56 Alternative documents form

  • Form redesigned
  • Privacy statement added
  • Fees and payments updated
  • Fee now $184 (per hour)

58 Sample Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard - CMVSS - compliance plate/label

  • New sample motorcycle plate added.

66 NZ Customs ‘Deed of undertaking’

  • Import certificate added.

69 Sample auction invoices

  • Grey’s online auction sample added

70 Sample hpi and Experion reports

  • Experion Autocheck sample added.

73a DEKRA Certificate of compliance - vehicles classes

  • DEKRA certificates can be issued by either Autohub NZ, DEKRA Expert UK or VTNZ
  • Samples added.

73b Certificate of compliance - emissions standards

  • DEKRA certificates can be issued by either Autohub NZ, DEKRA Expert UK or VTNZ.

79 Sample LT307 (No Repair Certification Required Declaration - Light Vehicle)

  • New Reference material.

80 Old EC directives for exhaust emissions standards

  • New Reference material detailing old standards.