Transport International Routier (TIR) test for border crossings
The Transport International Routier (TIR) system allows UK customs officials to pack and seal goods before they are transported outside the EU. This means that the load will not need to be opened and inspected by customs officials at border crossings.
Meeting legal rules
To meet the TIR rules your vehicle must pass a test to make sure that:
- nothing can be put into or taken from the vehicle without it being obvious
- the goods compartment is built so that it has to be accessed from both inside and outside to be removed and replaced
Vehicles have to be made to the TIR Handbooks
Most lorries and trailers made in the UK are not built to the TIR standard and cannot easily be changed to meet the standard. The approval of containers and demountable bodies is carried out by a separate body.
Booking a vehicle for TIR test
Fill in an application to book the inspection and pay the fee. You need to fill in a separate application and pay a fee for each vehicle you want to be approved.
You can pay the application fee at the link below.
The TIR test certificate lasts for two years from the date it’s given. You then need to book another inspection every two years to keep the vehicle approved. You have to fill in the application form and pay the fee each time.
|Initial and two-yearly inspection for an individual vehicle approval||£140|
|Re-inspection for an individual vehicle after a failed test||£70|