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Step 1: Standards

The first step you need to take is to identify which New Zealand standards apply to the vehicle you want to import.

Check the standards that apply to your type of vehicle:

We also recommend you check whether your vehicle has had a recall issued against it. You should also check for any other potential issues such as water damage. 

Next step

Once you have identified the standards your vehicle must meet, you can move on to Step 2: Evidence (proving your vehicle meets the standards). 

Download Factsheet 44: Importing a motor vehicle

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