Your application for a Vehicle Import Approval and all supporting documentation will generally be first assessed by the Department within 15 working days of receipt. Note that this is a service target and in peak periods it may not be met.
If the information provided is acceptable, you will be issued with an approval to import the vehicle described in the Vehicle Import Approval. Where you do not comply, you will be provided with a Provisional Assessment which will set out any additional options available under the Motor Vehicle Standards Act, including additional information required.
If any further information or clarification is required from your original application, or if the necessary supporting documentation is not initially provided or if the original application is incomplete, this process may take longer.
Applicants should allow at least five working days for any additional information to be reviewed as part of an application.
You will then be notified by mail if the application has been approved or rejected.
If your application includes a vehicle for Test and Evaluation or other commercial certification schemes (including Full Volume Scheme, Low Volume Vehicles Scheme, Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme or Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicle Register), you should allow an additional 28 days for the application to be assessed.
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