Following the departure of the United Kingdom, vehicles coming from that country fall under the provisions of the Regulations concerning vehicles coming from third countries (non-EU countries), the Road Transport Department (TOM) announced.
In particular, according to an announcement by TOM, a vehicle of category M1 (saloon – up to 8 passenger seats not including the driver) can be registered, provided that at the date of arrival in a legal port of the Republic is up to five years old, those calculated by date on which the vehicle is registered in any country as new.
It is clarified that the above does not apply to an M1 vehicle that has already been transported or imported into the Republic from the United Kingdom and has not yet been registered or will be loaded at a legal port of the Republic of Cyprus by Monday 15/2/2021.
These vehicles, according to TOM, will be able to be registered, at any time, regardless of whether they are over five years old.
According to TOM, in order to register an M1 vehicle, it must be accompanied by its original registration certificate from the UK. (“Registration Certificate – V5c”), to have been issued a certificate of suitability (MOT) in Cyprus and to have been issued a European Integrated Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) or Individual Vehicle Type Approval (SVA) in Cyprus.
The UK registration certificate (issued until 31/12/2020), is a sufficient proof that, for the vehicle there is a WVTA, meaning that it has an indication of the vehicle type approval (WVTA), reports the TOM, adding that the indication to be sought in the V5c is located at the point “K” (“Type Approval Number”) and is of the form e.g. «E4 * 2007/46 * 0186 * 11». In case this indication does not exist, the vehicle to be registered, must obtain an Individual Vehicle Type (SVA) Approval in Cyprus.
For vehicles of category M2 and M3 (Buses) and category N1, N2 and N3 (transport of goods – eg double cabins, “pick-up”, trucks) the registration is done regardless of their age, meaning that:
(j) provide evidence that the gaseous and particulate pollutants of the vehicle (engine) comply with the requirements in force under European law on the date on which the vehicle was first registered in any country; and
(ii) are fitted with ABS.
The UK registration certificate (V5c – issued until 31/12/2020) is again sufficient proof that the requirement of paragraph B (j) above is met, provided that the engine carried by the vehicle during its inspection is the same as that referred to in in the said registration certificate, notes the TOM, explaining that in case the machine is different, relevant documentation is required that the new machine complies with the corresponding “EURO” (eg certificate of manufacturer or its representative and / or sufficient information from technical manuals of the machine etc).
Finally, category L vehicles (mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles) are registered regardless of their age, provided that it is accompanied by the European Certificate of Conformity (CoC) – (PS) of the vehicle in force at the time of registration of. A copy of the PS issued by the manufacturer or his representative is also accepted.
According to TOM, the UK registration certificate is also accepted. (issued until 31/12/2020), which is a sufficient proof that there is a WVTA for the vehicle and therefore a PS has been issued, provided that the UK registration certificate bears the indication of the vehicle type approval (WVTA) .