Welcome to the NZ Transport Agency vehicle inspection portal
Please select your certification type
- Alternative fuel system certification
- Border inspection of imported used vehicles
- Entry certification
- Entry certification (new light vehicles)
- Heavy vehicle specialist certification
- In-service certification (WoF and CoF)
- Light vehicle repair certification
- COVID-19 H&S guidelines
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has temporarily extended the validity of WoFs, CoFs and other certification documents.
See the Waka Kotahi website for further details.
Latest news & updates
4 April 2018
HVSC VIRM amendment incorporating memos goes live on Monday 9 April. Does not affect WoF or CoF.
1 March 2018
Small update to incorporate the latest phase of electronic stability control changes - used class MA vehicles (passenger cars) with engine capacity greater than 2 litres inspected at the border from 1 March 2018 must have ESC fitted.
12 February 2018
CoF only interim amendment regarding heavy vehicle modifications - effective 1 March 2018.
13 December 2017
The 13 December 2017 VIRM: Light vehicle repair certification amendment is now live.
1 November 2017
The 1 November 2017 entry VIRM amendment is now live.
1 November 2017
The 1 November 2017 VIRM in-service certification (WoF and CoF) amendment is now live.
16 October 2017
A stretch cargo net of reasonable quality would be sufficient to meet the requirement of safely securing items of cargo likely to be carried in a small passenger services vehicle.
5 September 2017
Changes to small passenger services vehicles coming into effect on 1 October 2017. There are no changes to the PSV Rule.
29 June 2017
Microsoft no longer support Windows Vista or XP. If you are still using Vista or XP you must upgrade to Windows 7 or later.
13 June 2017
New engine type definitions for electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles are being introduced and are to be used from 1 July 2017.
1 May 2017
The amendments are now live.
10 April 2017
The amendment is now live.
1 February 2017
Changes due to Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule are live. Affects In-service and HVSC VIRMs. Click to read more...
1 December 2016
Affects VIRM: In-service (WoF and CoF) and VIRM: Entry certification
24 November 2016
1 December 2016 VIRM amendment | Takata airbags recall | LVV changes | The 14 day rule | Mercedes VITO short exhaust system | Hyundai seatbelt rippling | Caravan chassis modifications | Wickliife Christmas/New year closure
24 November 2016
Associate Minister of Transport Craig Foss has signed the Vehicle Dimensions and Mass Rule (VDAM) 2016 and it comes into effect on 1 February 2017.
19 October 2016
The new technical bulletin Used imported vehicles from Japan – disconnected airbags at WoF inspection comes into effect on Wednesday 19 October 2016 to address in-service inspections of vehicles subject to the worldwide Takata airbag recall. Includes link to pamphlet for customers.
7 October 2016
Click to read about the amendment and preview the changes...
9 August 2016
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2 August 2016
Missing seatbelt trim covers | Issuing a CoF without a CoL or TSL | Axle shock absorbers with shock straps | Amended wording on Notification of chassis rating letter | Draft VDAM rule released and open for submissions | Reminders of recent information releases