All used vehicles entering New Zealand for the first time must go through a NZTA border check. NZ customs service also check import tax or duty requirements and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MPI) check for biosecurity, eg: the presence of any insects or mud on or in the vehicle.
IVS is a designated Border Inspection Organisation (BIO) who completes the border inspection on behalf of NZTA in accordance with NZ vehicle standards law.
During an IVS border inspection the following is recorded;
Once IVS has completed the border inspection, a purple NZTA sticker is applied to the driver's side windscreen wiper arm of the vehicle.
What if my vehicle has damage or deterioration?
If IVS identify the vehicle as being water damaged, structurally damaged or deteriorated, this is recorded. A green and yellow sticker is placed on the right hand side of the front windscreen to show it is flagged as damaged.
Once the inspection is complete
IVS will upload the information to NZTA's Transport Registry Centre for recording on the LANDATA database.
The vehicle can be released when;
There are three easy ways to request an inspection:
Interested? If you are a vehicle importer or agent and want to find out more about this service, please get in touch. We'll send you an information pack about our Vehicle Inspection form which includes our pricing, key contact list, Account Registration Application form and Vehicle Inspection Booking form.
To discuss your requirements in more detail and for further technical information please get in touch on 0800 021 169 or email;
Mandy Tepania, Programme Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
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