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The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Great Britain) Regulations 1984

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Application for type approval

5.—(1) An application by a manufacturer of a vehicle or vehicle part, which is subject to type approval requirements, for the approval of that vehicle or vehicle part as a type vehicle or type vehicle part, as the case may be, and for the issue in respect thereof of a type approval certificate shall be—

(i)made in writing to the Secretary of State in a form approved by him;

(ii)accompanied by an appropriate information document duly completed so as to furnish all the information which is required by that document and which is applicable to the vehicle or vehicle part of the type in respect of which the application is made; and

(iii)accompanied by such other documents as are mentioned in the said information document as being required in connection with the application.

(2) As soon as reasonably practicable after the date of the receipt of an application for type approval the Secretary of State shall send to the applicant a notice stating the address at which the examination of the vehicle or vehicle part is to be carried out, the date and time at which such examination is to begin, the prescribed fees which are payable in respect of the application and examination and the time, place and manner for payment of those fees. The Secretary of State shall not be required to commence any examination until the prescribed fees have been paid.

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