Validation category M, N & O


Vehicles in categories M (passenger transport) and N (goods transport) with individual approval, permanently registered in the countries of the European Union, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland, can be registered in Belgium via the accelerated validation procedure. There is no WVTA (Whole Vehicle Type Approval) available for these vehicles, either on the registration certificate or on the sticker/identification plate. Temporary registrations are not allowed for this procedure.

To register your vehicle without a European approval number, you must start the validation procedure. The only way to start this procedure is to go through a technical inspection centre. It is preferable to make an appointment with them.

The vehicle may be presented by the owner, the manufacturer or a person acting on their behalf. It is important to be able to present the relevant documents, especially the registration certificate of the other Member State (+ Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland).

During the inspection, your vehicle will be checked on the following points:

  • inspection of the vehicle condition and weighing
  • inspection of the conformity of the vehicle with the registration certificate and the identification plate
  • entry of pre-registration data

Note: payment of the application fee does not guarantee that a validation certificate will be issued; additional information may be requested by the relevant authority or the application may be rejected where applicable.