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VIRM: Entry certification amendment
– effective 1 April 2020

List of changes

To view the current version of the page click on the link in the section column.

COVID-19 update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1 April 2020 VIRM amendment has been modified to only include the 1 April 2020 legislated changes regarding ABS requirements on motorcycles. The other amendment changes are now delayed until the level 4 restrictions have been lifted.

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Introduction

Delayed 4 The pre-registration process

  • Changes regarding PDI clarifications

9 Definitions and abbreviations

  • Used vehicle definition updated Delayed
  • New definitions added as a result of the introduction compulsory ABS on motorcycles

Pre-registration and VIN

Delayed 2-2 Vehicle attributes definitions

  • Table 2-2-2 - used vehicle definition updated to align with the change in the Definitions section
  • Table 2-2-12 – two new gas codes added
  • Table 2-2-13 – missing test regime code for motorsport, immigrant’s vehicles and special interest vehicles added

Inspection and certification

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

  • Changes regarding PDI clarifications

8-1 Service brake and park brake

  • New reason for rejection, summary of legislation and table added to incorporate the new requirements regarding ABS in motorcycles (staged introduction from 1 April 2020 and 1 November 2021)

Delayed 16-1 Certificate of loading (heavy vehicles)

  • Line added to Table 16-1-1 to remind certifiers that if the vehicle has been imported with an ECE R55 compliant fifth wheel then this should be recorded on the LATIS system’s ILOAD screen

Technical bulletins

25 Immigrants’ vehicles

  • Updated to include changes brought about by the amendment to Land Transport Rule: Light Vehicle Brakes 2002. This change is that the ABS requirements to class LC, LD and LE vehicles do not apply to immigrants’ vehicles

26 Special interest vehicles

  • Updated to include changes brought about by the amendment to Land Transport Rule: Light Vehicle Brakes 2002. This is the addition of a new category of vehicle – special interest motorcycle

Delayed 28 Exhaust emissions standard compliance

  • Updated so that a certificate of conformity can be used to determine emission standards for heavy vehicles as well as light vehicles
  • Emissions codes table updated to include the latest codes, including Euro 6 (Note that the EC directive documentation that these tables are based on has been included in the email consultation package.)

29 Declaration for supplementary restraint system, anti-lock braking system and ESC system inspections

  • Link added to the motorcycles brakes section

Delayed 46 Parallel imports

  • New bulletin that contains the majority of the clarifications regarding PDI inspections

Reference materials

50 DCCUAF06 Application for recognition of immigrants’ vehicles

  • DCCUAF06 Application for recognition of immigrants’ vehicles form updated to include ABS for motorcycles

82 SIMCP Application for a special interest motorcycle permit

  • SIMCP Application for a special interest motorcycle permit