4 Technical bulletins
36 Removing a border damage flag
‘Request to remove border damage flag’ (Reference material 17) forms are to be processed by the entry certifier.
When a border inspection organisation identifies damage on a vehicle during the border check inspection, the vehicle will be flagged as damaged on LANDATA.
Refer to VIRM: Entry certification, Inspection and certification, 3-4 Vehicle structure – Threshold for requiring repair certification. If the entry certifier determines that the damage does not exceed the threshold for requiring repair certification, an application must be made to remove the damage flag.
A repair certifier can determine whether or not a light vehicle may have a border damage flag removed once the vehicle has been repaired in accordance with the requirements of the VIRM: Light vehicle repair certification. This is recorded on the LT308 issued. If required, the entry certifier must complete an application to remove the damage flag.
Once the appropriate heavy vehicle specialist certification has been carried out (including an LT400 to cover the repairs to the vehicle) the entry certifier must complete an application to remove the damage flag.
A ‘Request to remove border damage flag’ form is available in Reference material 17. The entry certifier completes the form and gives it to the supervisor authorised to remove damage flags.
To remove the damage flag (in LANDATA):
Check the form has been fully completed by an authorised inspector.
Go to the border damage note in the NOTES screen.
Check that these relate to the damage indicated by the vehicle inspector and that the damage does not exceed the threshold for requiring repair certification..
View the border check inspection record in the VPORT screen. Refer to the LANDATA manual.
In the Maintenance field at the top of the VPORT screen, type ‘CHG’.
In the Damage note field, type ‘N’.
The border damage flag removal form must be kept by the entry certifier for at least two years.
Page amended 1 November 2014 (see amendment details).
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Pre-registration and VIN
- 3 Inspection and certification
- 4 Technical bulletins
- 1 Replacement parts
- 2 Water- or fire-damaged vehicles
- 3 Vehicles modified to change vehicle class
- 4 Identifying a Honda Gyro
- 5 Inspection requirements for temporary vehicle imports
- 6 Auxiliary bars
- 7 Frontal impact standard exemptions
- 8 Frontal impact compliance for Mitsubishi models
- 9 Frontal impact compliance for Toyota Cavaliers
- 10 Inspection for corrosion in Nissan Terrano & Mistral rear floorpan assemblies
- 11 Inspection of motorhomes
- 12 Inspection of daytime running lamps
- 13 Glazing on house-trucks
- 14 Seatbelt requirements for rotating seats
- 15 Toyota Hiace seat and seatbelt requirements
- 16 Replacement seatbelts
- 17 Seatbelt and seatbelt anchorage standards for heavy motor vehicles
- 18 Seatbelt markings
- 19 Seatbelt exemptions
- 20 OE rear upper seatbelt anchorages (with retrofitted seatbelts)
- 21 Rear seatbelts as aisle obstructions in passenger service vehicles
- 23 Used imported motorsport vehicles
- 24 Recording the number of seats for self-propelled motorhomes
- 25 Immigrants' vehicles
- 26 Special interest vehicles
- 27 Alternative proof of compliance – Singapore/Japan
- 28 Exhaust emissions standard compliance
- 29 Declaration for supplementary restraint system, anti-lock braking system and ESC system inspections
- 30 Dual brake systems in overseas driving school vehicles
- 31 Brakes standards compliance
- 32 Static tilt stability compliance
- 33 Category A left-hand drive vehicles
- 34 Bridgestone tyres manufactured in Thailand, Taiwan or Indonesia
- 35 Moped entry certification (class LA, LB)
- 36 Removing a border damage flag
- 37 Electronic stability control identification
- 38 Class MC vehicle definition
- 39 Identifying class MB, MD1 or MD2 based on seats on Japanese deregistration certificates
- 40 Passenger airbag inspection – used imported vehicles from Japan
- 41 Entry certification procedures for certain modified vehicles
- 42 Conversion vans (AKA day vans)
- 43 Takata airbag recall
- 44 Rust prevention or under-sealing on late model cars from the UK
- 45 Recording the number of seats in a vehicle with wheelchair positions
- 46 Parallel imports
- 47 Vehicles fitted with ITS Connect
- COVID-19 recovery
- 5 Reference materials