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Vehicle inspector applications (WoF & CoF)

WoF vehicle inspectors adding inspection groups (VI3) important information

This document provides a summary of what is required when applying to add motorcycles, light trailers or light motor vehicle to your current warrant of fitness (WoF) authority.



Where do I send my application?

Completed application forms need to be sent to:

Licensing Assessments
NZ Transport Agency
Private Bag 11777
Palmerston North 4442

Alternatively scan and email the application form to


Accepting conditions and requirements

Submitting an application to the NZ Transport Agency will amount to acknowledgement and acceptance of the conditions and requirements of the appointment.

Incomplete applications

We can only process your application if you complete the form accurately, provide all the required documentation and pay the application fee.

If you submit an incomplete application or do not pay the fee your application will be delayed.

Application fees

An application to add inspection groups to a WoF authority is charged at an hourly rate of $184 (GST inclusive).

There is a minimum charge of $184 (one hour) for processing an application, however the indicative fee for processing most applications to add an inspection group is $460 (including GST).

There are a variety of circumstances that might affect the final fee charged by the Transport Agency including; whether the paperwork has been correctly completed and the complexity of the application.

For more information on the new vehicle certification administration fees go see our Vehicle certification and administration fees guide.

Payment options

Within a month from completion of the job you will be sent an invoice which will be due for payment on the 20th of the following month. Failure to pay this invoice may result in your authority being suspended until full payment is made.

Fit and proper check

The Transport Agency reserves the right to conduct a fit and proper check at any time during the course of your appointment.


VI skills, qualifications and experience

Your IO will need to confirm that you have the required technical skills, qualifications and work history and experience as outlined in the VIRM, prior to submitting an application.

See VIRM: In-service certification, section 6, Appointments

Code of conduct for vehicle inspectors

If you haven’t already, you will be asked to sign and agree to the NZ Transport Agency vehicle inspector code of conduct, which provides the minimum ethical and behavioural standards that are expected of all VIs whom we appoint.

More information

If you have any questions regarding the application process for WoF vehicle inspectors please email or call 0800 699 000.

VI3 Application to add inspection groups
This form is used when applying to add motorcycles, light trailers or light motor vehicles to your current warrent of fitness (WoF) vehicle inspector’s (VI) authorisation.