Individual vehicle approval

Dear vehicle manufacturer or owner,

If your new vehicle has not been type-approved or has been modified before its first registration, the document required by the vehicle registration authority for the vehicle to be registered for the first time is a small-series or individual vehicle type-approval certificate.

Please get to know (download) the following documents:

1.  Łukasiewicz-PIMOT guide

2.  List of the documents required

3.  Regulation of the Minister (…) on the individual vehicle approval

4.  Information about the identification mark and data plate of a “home-made” vehicle (“DIY” should be specified as the vehicle make)

5.  Fiscal charges for powers of attorney etc.

The structure of the vehicle approval procedure depending on vehicle category has been illustrated in the table below.


National single-piece approval 1)

National individual approval 2)

EU individual approval

Vehicle category

L, T, R

M, N, O

M1, N1

Special purpose vehicles of category M, N, and O, meeting the requirements laid down in Article 44 of the Regulation specified below

Governing document

Regulation of the Minister of Transport,

Construction and Maritime Economy

Regulation of the Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy

Regulation (EU) 2018/858 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Technical requirements

Annex 1

Annex 1

Annex II, Part I, Appendix 2

Annex II, Part III

1)Vehicle categories not subject to EU regulations, terminology formerly used in Poland

2)Vehicle categories subject to the new EU regulations, terminology according to Regulation (EU) 2018/858

Please contact us to discuss your vehicle testing needs.

The useful forms are available from the “List of the documents required”.

Roman Nadratowski
Telephone: 22 7777-061 to …-069
Mobile: 502 020 536
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The approval procedure shall only apply to a new vehicle:

1.  that has not been placed yet on the market of the Republic of Poland and its manufacturer or importer has not obtained an EC- or EU-type vehicle approval certificate or a vehicle type-approval certificate;

2.  the type of which has been granted a vehicle type-approval certificate but, before the vehicle registration, the vehicle, any of its equipment items, or any of its parts has been subjected to changes or modifications that might have an impact on changes in the conditions taken as a basis for issuing a certificate of approval of the original vehicle type.