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Guide to importing a vehicle

If you are considering importing a vehicle to New Zealand, we recommend you use an Entry Certifier.  The process can be lengthy and you will need to collect the correct supporting information for your application. Entry certifiers assess whether or not vehicles meet the applicable standards and can be registered for use on New Zealand roads.

However, if you want to import the vehicle independently we recommend that you talk with an entry certifier early in the process to get their advice on your vehicle’s suitability. If your vehicle doesn't meet the standards on arrival, it may be too late to do anything about it. Where can you find an entry certifier?

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Step 4: Importing your vehicle

Now’s the time to arrange entry certification inspection and double check you have all the documentation needed when the vehicle lands here.
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