When you bring a car into New Zealand or if your car becomes deregistered all the safety standards of the car must be checked before you can drive it on the road.

KW Motors is one of the select few sites that has been authorised by the New Zealand Transport Agency to com-ply cars for use on the road.

What do I need to know about Vehicle Compliance (Entry Certification)?


It is very important to have the correct paperwork for the car you want to comply. This is your safety and the safety of others. We need to confirm that the car you want to comply can be traced back to be previous owner just in case if there has been any issues with it in the past.

All the lighting, glass, brake, tyre and seatbelt standards are checked and recorded by our inspectors. Complying a car can be frustrating compared with a WOF inspection because some of the items on the car may well be in working order but unfortunately they may not meet the standards set in New Zealand. In such cases the items must be changed for your safety.

The board list of things we check for compliance are:

  • Vehicle exterior
  • Vehicle structure
  • Lighting
  • Vision
  • Entrance and Exit
  • Vehicle Interior
  • Brakes
  • Steering / Suspension
  • Tyres
  • Exhaust
For a more comprehensive list of what is checked click here to visit the NZTA website.


How do I know if my car is deregistered?.
If you have not renewed the registration for more than 1 year, you car will be deregistered.

What paperwork do I need to comply a deregistered car?.
We will need your driver’s licence and,

  • If you owned the car before it became deregistered, just the car
  • If someone else owned it, then a Bill of Sale from the person to you
  • If you don’t have a Bill of Sale, then we can give you a Statutory Declaration Form to sign in front of a Justice of the Peace.

What paperwork do I need for to comply an imported car?.
Bring us all your export paperwork with your driver’s licence and we will take care of the rest.

How much does it cost?
The inspection costs $450.

How long does it take?
2 to 3 working days.

How long do I have to do the repairs?
20 working days.