Post-Brexit period advisory notice 2023-2024:
Please note: generally - during the post-Brexit period, we are hearing increasingly of widespread bad treatment of British car registrations within EU member states. During this volatile period please be extra sure to accept and respect our ongoing terms of service which are that no promises or guarantees are made by us as to any outcome of use of vehicle documents we supply. Please ask us for advice if unsure.
What is Eurocert?
It is a British and French company, with distributors and subsidiaries in some EU countries. It has been providing services and products for motorists and vehicle importers since 2016. Eurocert Data Systems verify EC Type Approval through vehicle manufacturer certification (ECWVTACOC) or Eurocert ICOC .
What is a COC?
The name ‘COC’ is the shortened form of ECWVTACOC. It stands for European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval Certificate Of Conformity. It is commonly referred to as a COC.
European Community (EC) is the old name for the EU, but it is regularly still used in documentation and regulations. 'EC' can also confusingly refer to EUROPEAN COMMISSION, which is the legislating body of the EU.
What are the uses for a COC?
In the modern day, global registering authorities and government agencies use a vehicle’s COC as a way of viewing and assessing key European vehicle classification or general criteria. In Europe, government agencies expect all vehicle owners to have their COC and to have it handy. This is not so much the case in the UK.
How long does a COC (ECWVTACOC) take to come through once commissioned?
The EUROCERTICOC is delivered by scan in a PDF email and the original doicumenet is posted Same Day or Next Day (please go here to order your EUROCERTICOC. If you want to hold out for an ECWVTACOC you must budget up to six weeks but there is usually no need. Order your EUROCERTICOC instead.
What is a Eurocert ICOC?
The Eurocert ICOC (Independent Certificate of Conformity) is available for all vehicles, for various uses, derived from the Eurocert database of vehicle information. Order an ICOC for your vehicle now.
Will an ICOC allow me to easily fill in the UK V55/5 vehicle registration application form?
Yes. The EUROCERT UK-ICOC is ordered (structured) exactly the same as the V55 form, so line by line you will see what to fill in.
It also comes with free support and an instruction sheet on what else you have to do to register your vehicle in the UK.
Carte Grise and CT applications in France post-Brexit. Can I use an Express ICOC (ICOC-FR)?
You must make selections on the order form to show that you understand the EUROCERT ICOC-FR is suitable for your usage. It may assist with vehicle registration services and procedures in France, as many many have and do, but it may not. The French administrators there may insist instead on an EC(WVTA)COC from the vehicle manufacturer, and with the online ANTS systems you may not get a chance to talk to administrators about your needs and your situation.
You must demonstrate complete understanding that Eurocert documentation may not be adequate, in itself, for your Carte Grise application. Please accept our terms and accept EUROCERT ICOC limitations in view of the ANTS system that changed in 2021 (Brexit withdrawal agreement); we will be happy to supply and support your EUROCERT ICOC-FR (order now).
Can I save money by opting for an ICOC instead of a COC?
Sometimes the ICOC is a cheaper option. But it is almost always much faster than alternatives. Please be advised, as stated throughout this website and those of our partners, there are certain situations, in some countries, for some vehicles, when an ICOC will not be accepted in place of an ECWVTA COC. However, equally, quite often an ECWVTA COC will do no more than an ICOC, and the ECWVTA COC may be in the wrong language for your use. You can order a sample here.
What are the uses for an ICOC?
The Eurocert ICOC can be used in many scenarios and many places all around the world instead of a COC (ECWVTACOC). In situations where a COC is not available, you may be able to use an ICOC instead.
Can I obtain an ICOC in a different language?
Yes. All the Western European languages are available. For outside Europe and Eastern Europe, the ICOC is usually a combined English/French (EU working languages) format.
How long does an ICOC take?
Contact is made and document processing starts the same-day your payment is seen and you give us your vehicle information. All ICOC documents issued direct from Eurocert (from this website) are EXPRESS SERVICE, usually despatched same-day or within 24 hours of document processing or production. Hard copy delivery is via untracked UK Royal Mail domestic and international; or email if we are sending a scanned version.
Does an ICOC help with the BREXIT issue?
Right now we believe the more information you can hold and keep with your car, the better. Especially if you are travelling on UK number plates in the EU/European Area.
Also, as the number of LEZ (Low Emission Zones) increases around Europe, the more the need to make applications and join schemes. Doing this online means you need certain European vehicular information to hand.
This information may not be on your vehicle registration document and in some cases, may not even be on the COC that came with the car. NOTE: the European CO2 and NOx systems changed in 2021, and are 'fluid' in 2022 so even an original COC that shipped with your car when new may not state the correct up-to-date emissions information for your vehicle.
Can an ICOC help with ULEZ or CAZ exemptions and appeals?
ULEZ: Eurocert documents may be accepted by TFL (the London ULEZ operator) as proof or evidence of ULEZ compliance or exemption, but there is no guarantee, and it does depend on your vehicle. It is their final decision, even if the Eurocert document states that is is EURO 4 or EURO 6 COMPLIANT BY NOx emissions
The Eurocert document may certainly help or may be enough on its own (see news article here)
Email us for a sample - a recently used Eurocert for ULEZ exemption
CAZ: The CAZ is operated differently and CAZ operators will usually only go by the DVLA record (what is on your V5C) . DVLA records regarding emissions can only usually be changed [by the DVLA] by presenting a Manufacturer's ECWVTACOC, click here for more information.
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(1) UK IMPORTS: Do you help with the whole import process of a vehicle?
We do provide this but only in the UK. To find out more about this complete service click here.
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(2): VEHICLE TRANSIT DOCUMENT - Do you need a document that shows vehicle data as well as owner data?
The document states vehicle data and history and country-belonging (if applicable), as well as owner information. Uses can be: crossing international borders, presentation of information to vehicle registration and testing departments, repatriation of vehicle, transit or paid independent driver (ID), etc.