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Guide to non-RAV entry import approval

A vehicle that is not eligible to be entered on the Register of Approved Vehicles (RAV) can be imported for a specific purpose or temporary period.

This guide includes information on what these specific purposes are, as well as:

  • what a non-RAV entry approval is
  • why you may need one
  • who can apply
  • how to apply for one, and
  • the eligibility requirements.

It also gives examples of using a vehicle on a public road under ‘exceptional circumstances.’

Latest version

Published July 2021