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Specialists in IVA (SVA) & MSVA Tests & Conversions of UK Imported Vehicles

  • Production and submission of IVA (SVA) & MSVA applications to VOSA
  • Vehicle preparation
  • Pre-test review
  • MOT (vehicle manufactured >3 years prior)
  • Site presentation at VOSA station for test
  • File submission to DVLA for registration
  • Creation of plates upon receipt of tax disc
  • Delivery

What is an IVA (SVA) Test and MSVA Test?

An IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval) test, which used to be called an SVA (Single Vehicle Approval) test, and a MSVA (Motorcycle Vehicle Approval) test is a legal requirement set by the Department of Transport and one which your car or motorcycle must pass to ensure your vehicle's design (not condition) complies with all current UK regulations.

Cars and motorcycles manufactured within the preceding 10 years are required to have the IVA (SVA) or MSVA Test Certificate submitted with the application to the DVLA when first registering the car or motorcycle in the UK.

If your car or motorcycle does not undergo the IVA/MSVA Test or doesn’t achieve the required standards, you will not secure a Ministers Approval Certificate and will not be able to register your vehicle for use on UK roads.

If your car or motorcycle is already in the UK or in transit, please contact us for a competitive quote on your individual legalisation requirements – 0118 933 2334.

Example IVA/MSVA Test Criteria:

These are SOME of the areas that will be tested during an SVA/MSVA Inspection:


Seat belts and anchorages

Vehicle glazing

All lighting


Anti theft devices

Design weights

Interior fittings

Noise and silencers

Emissions & smoke

Interior projections

Exterior projections

Speedometer accuracy

Brake performance

Further Information on IVA (SVA) and MSVA Tests:

IVA - Individual Vehicle Approval

MSVA Motorcycle Vehicle Approval

If you are interested to find out more about the IVA & MSVA Tests and Conversions offered by Specialised Shipping Services, please phone 0118 933 2334 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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