Vehicle Compliance

Import Inspection

Import inspection is required to check whether the car meets New Zealand's road conditions, when importing cars into New Zealand. 

Only a NZTA (equivalent to Japan's Land Transport Bureau) approved Compliance centre can legally inspect cars. If you are considering to import cars in New Zealand, feel free to contact our compliance centre which is NZTA approved.

Important checkpoints during inspection are: 

- Whether or not the lights are operating properly,
-Look for a presence or absence of restoration history,
-Check if there is not rust and corrosion,
-Check if there is no oil leakage of the handle system,
-We check the condition of brake pad whether it is wearing out.

Once we found restoration history, we re-check the vehicle, and if necessary, we repair the car. If we found rust, we prevent not to get worse. When vehicle pass these inspection, we can finally issue a document called "MR2A" which you need for registration. After issuing, MR2A, our work is done.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to ask us. • We accept inquiries from individuals as well as from companies.

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Simple process of inspection

Carry-in

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Vehicles imported into NZ are usually inspected in three stages. In the case of imported vehicles from Japan, the following two inspections are conducted in Japan before shipping. 

◆"Quarantine inspection" by NZ MPI (ministry of primary industry: corresponding to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan)
◆"Nearly NZTA's" boarder inspection " For details, please refer to our HP's "Useful Information". 

After the above inspection, the vehicle will be shipped and arrive at Auckland Port, and the car completed the customs clearance will be brought in land transportation to our company (import inspection site). 

When the vehicle arrives at our company, we will first perform the "vehicle condition check" at the time of loading and "confirm necessary documents" and carry out the vehicle acceptance procedure for the imported car inspection. 

 At this time, we will do "Check and confirm the contents of necessary documents" to confirm the items obligated in the import car inspection below. 


【Imported car inspection content】

 · Confirmation of compliance with safety standards and exhaust gas standards in the country of manufacture
 · Confirm whether the vehicle is in good condition or whether it is a remodeled car
 · Confirm necessity of repair or special inspection
 · Confirm that genuine parts or certified parts are used
 · Compliance with latest safety standards and emissions standards
 · Confirmation of legal ownership

Stripping

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Stripping When the necessary documents are confirmed, we will start to inspect items that can not be checked unless it is a field inspection, out of the above "Confirmation contents of imported car inspection".

 Remove the seat, carpet and trim to ensure inspection and inspection such as rust, accident marks, repair marks etc. This work is called "stripping".

Hoist

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Hoist When "stripping" to inspect the interior part of the vehicle to be inspected is finished, we enter the "hoist" process to raise the vehicle to inspect the outside of the vehicle, especially the lower part of the vehicle.  

Remove the tire and inner guard, inspect brake pads, steering, mufflers etc If rust and wear are found, additional repair is required. 

Vehicles imported into NZ are usually inspected in three stages. In the case of imported vehicles from Japan, the following two inspections are conducted in Japan before shipping.


◆ "Quarantine inspection" by NZ MPI (ministry of primary industry: corresponding to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan)

◆ "Nearly NZTA" boarder inspection "

After the above inspection, the vehicle will be shipped and arrive at Auckland Port, and the car completed the customs clearance will be brought in land transportation to our company (import inspection site). 

When the vehicle arrives at our company, we will first perform the "vehicle condition check" at the time of loading and "confirm necessary documents" and carry out the vehicle acceptance procedure for the imported car inspection. 
At this time, we will do "Check and confirm the contents of necessary documents" to confirm the items obligated in the import car inspection below. 

【Imported car inspection content】

 · Confirmation of compliance with safety standards and exhaust gas standards in the country of manufacture
 · Confirmation that it is in good condition of running or whether it is a remodeled car 
 · Confirm necessity of repair or special inspection
 · Confirm that genuine parts or certified parts are used
 · Approved to comply with latest safety standards and emission standards
 · Confirmation of legal ownership

Repair certificate

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In the course of inspection, if damage or deterioration that is structurally problematic is found in the target vehicle, or if it is found that there is a history of accident and repair is done, in addition to the imported vehicle inspection inspection, "Repair · We need inspection and certification procedure called repair certificate to check whether repair and repair was done based on the standards and procedures stipulated by the laws of NZ.  

The cost of this additional repair and inspection will be borne by the person who intends to undergo the import inspection in addition to the import inspection cost.  

In the case of "importation inspection", if "repair certificate" is certified as necessary, we will contact you with an estimate of expenses and ask you to decide whether to perform additional repair or not.

However, if you are certified as "Repair Certificate", we will not pass the imported car inspection unless we repair and repair and repair the result according to laws and regulations, so sell vehicles and make public roads You will not be able to run.

◆ When repair is required The target vehicle is restored to a state almost similar to the point in time when it was manufactured (within "tolerance range from the viewpoint of safety"), but it is mandated by law.

This regulation applies to all types of repairs, such as structural, mechanical and electrical, for all vehicles.

WOF

If you pass the above inspection, you will receive a New Zealand domestic vehicle inspection called Warrant Of Fitness (WOF). 

If WOF passes successfully, it will be recognized as a car that can drive domestically in New Zealand.

Completion

If you pass all the inspection procedures for the imported car inspection described above (in case repair certification has been approved, after repairing and after passing the inspection after repair) the import inspection procedure is completed from us We will notify you. 

We prepare the following three documents at our company.

Within seven days from the notice date, we will complete payment of imported car inspection expenses, delivery of vehicles and necessary documents and procedures will be completed. If you wish to store in our yard for more than 7 days, we will keep you at the prescribed parking / storage fee (usually fixed amount per day).  

· Vehicle registration application form (MR2A) 
· Vehicle inspection (WoF) 
· Invoice (including expenses for import inspection and repair / parts replacement)