2: Complying with vehicle standards and providing evidence

Used vehicles must meet approved safety and emissions standards if the vehicle is going to be used on New Zealand roads.

The requirements differ between

  • the class of vehicle,
  • the date of manufacture, and
  • the country the vehicle is being exported from.

You'll need evidence to support compliance with the necessary vehicle standards.

You can find the vehicle standards below, along with information around the evidence you'll need to provide:  

Scratchbuilt or modified vehicles

Importing a left-hand drive vehicle

Importing a vehicle temporarily 

Immigrants' vehicles

Special interest vehicles

If the above scenarios aren't applicable to you, pick the country where the vehicle is being exported from:

Used vehicles from:





Anywhere else