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April 2021 VIRM amendments are now in effect

The 1 April 2021 VIRM amendments are now in effect.

VIRM: In-service certification

VIRM: Entry certification

This amendment includes:

  • new content about the introduction of the low volume vehicle electronic data plates
  • a further clarification that vehicles should be failed if they have a headlamp HID or LED conversion kit. They bring the headlamp out of standards compliance by producing poor beam patterns and light that is far too bright to be safe
  • updates to the fog lamp beam pattern images to more clearly show the beam pattern and dip
  • new reasons for rejection and images regarding mudguard requirements on heavy vehicles (CoF only)
  • general changes and improvements.

This amendment includes:

  • new content about the introduction of the low volume vehicle electronic data plates
  • changes to who can be a quality assurance controller when a VIN is being affixed
  • changes to the quarantine system when repair certification is also involved
  • a new technical bulletin regarding the process when a vehicle is fitted with an ITS Connect system
  • a number of clarifications and changes to documentation requirements.

WoF only list of changes and preview pages

WoF and CoF list of changes and preview pages

Entry certification list of changes and preview pages

Other April VIRM amendments

In addition to the amendments above, the following VIRM also have amendments going live on 1 April 2021.

VIRM: Border inspection of used imported vehicles

VIRM: Heavy vehicle specialist certification

VIRM: Light vehicle repair certification