European Homologation Agency

Official supplier of certificates of conformity to register
a vehicle within the EU

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Why do I need a certificate of conformity?

If you are planning to register a car in the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), you will typically need to provide a European Certificate of Conformity (ECC) as part of the registration process.

The ECC is a document issued by the vehicle's manufacturer that certifies that the vehicle meets all the necessary regulatory, technical, and safety requirements for it to be sold and registered within the EU and EEA. It includes information about the vehicle's make, model, engine size, and other technical specifications, as well as a list of the EU directives and regulations that the vehicle has been designed and built to comply with.

The requirement for an ECC is in place to ensure that all vehicles sold and registered within the EU and EEA meet a certain standard of safety, reliability, and environmental protection. This helps to protect consumers and the environment, as well as creating a level playing field for manufacturers.

Without an ECC, it may be difficult or impossible to register your car in the EU or EEA. In some cases, you may be able to obtain a temporary or provisional registration, but this will typically only be valid for a limited period of time and you will eventually need to provide an ECC in order to obtain a full registration.

In summary, if you are planning to register a car in the EU or EEA, you will need to provide a European Certificate of Conformity as part of the registration process. The ECC is a document that certifies that the vehicle meets all the necessary regulatory, technical, and safety requirements for it to be sold and registered within the EU and EEA, and is required in order to protect consumers and the environment, as well as creating a level playing field for manufacturers.