UK Vehicle Registration Terminology, Acronyms & Abbreviations Used
BTI: Binding Tariff Information
To obtain a pre-agreed import tariff with HMRC
COC: European Certificate of Conformity.
Also know as Type Approval this is the manufactures testing certificate to allow registration in the EU.
C&E/Duty: Custom & Excise Duty.
Tax on vehicle imported from outside EU.
C&E 109 Import And Export: Private Motor Vehicle Application.
Application for release from conditions of relief.
C&E 386: HMRC Customs Clearance Document.
Now discontinued, may be relevant on old import if vehicle has been in storage.
C384: Import and Export: Private Motor Vehicle Form.
Application for release on payment of Customs Duty, and VAT.
Date/Let: Dating Letter
Makers letter confirming date vehicle manufactured.
DVLA: Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency.
UK vehicle registration & licensing authority.
DVSA: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
Authority administrating MOT and IVA.
ENO: Import Entry Number.
HMRC number confirms import is in processing system.
EORI: Economic Operator Registration & Identification
Replaced Pseudo Turn enables you to deal with HMRC (e.g. for a BTI)
EU: European Union
Countries who are trading partners of UK http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/index_en.htm
Facia: Speedometer Dial Overlay.
Most non-digital speedometers have a dial display if reading KPH only require replacement facia.
Heri/Cert: Heritage Certificate.
Document often required to establish/verify vehicles history.
Historic: Tax Class Historic Vehicle.
Vehicle first registered and/or manufactured pre 01/01/1975.
HMRC: Her Majesties Revenue & Customs.
UK Customs Authority.
Hom/Dept: Homologation Department.
Manufactures division dealing with COC, State/Comp & Date/Let.
ID: Keepers Identification and Confirmation of Address.
A copy of photo driving licence of other listed documents.
Ins/Cert: Insurance Certificate or Insurance Cover Note.
Document showing insurance cover on vehicle.
KPH: Kilometres Per Hour.
Referred to on a COC as Metric.
MOT: Ministry of Transport Test.
DVSA test required on vehicles registered for 3 years, Pre 1960 vehicles exempt .
MPH: Miles Per Hour.
Referred to on a COC as Imperial.
MRC: Mutual Recognition Certificate.
Document confirms vehicle now to full UK specification.
NCH: National Clearance Hub.
HMRC customs clearance team.
NOVA: Notification of Vehicle Arrival.
All imported vehicle must be on this HMRC system.
Reg/Fee: First Registration Fee.
DVLA fee currently £55.
Reg: Registration Number.
Vehicle registration number, UK format of month & year of first registration.
RGR: Returned Goods Relief
Grant of total or partial Relief from Import Duty
SAD C88: Single Administrative Document.
Document detailing goods and there movement.
SORN: Statutory Off Road Notification.
To notify DVLA vehicle off-road & untaxed.
Instrument showing vehicles speed which must show imperial units (MPH) in the UK.
State/Comp: Statement of Compliance.
Confirmation of specification & date manufactured required for IVA if RHD non European import.
V149: Rates of Vehicle Tax.
UK road taxation rates relative to age, engine size & CO2 emissions.
V267: Declaration of Newness.
Form stating vehicle imported is new and has never been registered.
V55/5: Application for First Vehicle Tax and Registration of Used Motor Vehicle.
V55/4: Application for First Vehicle Tax and Registration of New Motor Vehicle.
V627/1: Built Up Vehicle Inspection Report.
For Kit Cars or rebuilt or substantially changed vehicles.
V765: Application to Register a Vehicle Under its Original Registration Number.
Required if you have evidence of previous UK registration.
V765/1: List of Vehicle Owners Clubs.
These are DVLA approved organization that can issue Heritage Certificates.
V888: Request by an Individual for Information about a Vehicle.
DVLA held vehicle history.
V890: SORN Application Form.
Notification vehicle is off-road & untaxed.
V959: Notification of Name & Address Check.
Trade plate holders verification of having checked keepers details.
VAT: Value Added Tax.
Tax calculated on vehicles value.
VCA: Vehicle Certification Agency.
Agency that issues MRC this verifies vehicle now to full UK specification.
VIN: Vehicle Identification Number.
Unique vehicle number often referred to as Chassis Number.