Type approval

What is type approval?

Type approval is a procedure whereby an EU Member State (such as Poland) certifies that the type of vehicle, system, component or separate technical unit complies with the relevant administrative provisions and technical requirements.
Approval means road release and registration in every country in the European Union. To obtain such a certificate, it is necessary to carry out appropriate type approval tests. The approval tests may only be carried out by authorised technical services (for example, BOSMAL). The certificate of approval is issued by the approval authority of the EU Member State concerned (in the case of Poland, TTS - Transportation Technical Supervision) on the basis of tests carried out by an authorised technical service.
 
Full determination of the scope of approval tests and defining the necessary documents requires individual agreement with the client, therefore the scope of work and the scope of documentation required to provide is determined on an individual basis.
 
In the following cases:
  • EC type approval of a vehicle or type of vehicle,
  • type approval of the equipment or parts,
  • approval of the method of assembly of an installation adapting a given type of vehicle to run on gaseous fuel
  • conformity of production
we ask customers to contact our type approval team directly.
 
Below you will find a list of requirements for specific activities, which should be supplemented with requirements that can be determined after carrying out the necessary arrangements. Then you will receive a set of documents to complete, sent to the indicated e-mail address.

EC type approval of a vehicle or type of vehicle

What is EC type approval of a vehicle or type of vehicle?

EC type approval of a vehicle or type of vehicle (otherwise known as WVTA Whole Vehicle Type Approval) means the fulfilment of technical requirements by a particular type of vehicle based on the Regulation of the Polish Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy regarding the type approval of motor vehicles and trailers and their equipment or components (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, 2015, item 1475, with later amendments).
The entity issuing the decision on the EC type approval of a vehicle or vehicle type, based on the research conducted by BOSMAL Automotive Research and Development Institute as the authorised entity, is Transportation Technical Supervision (TTS) in Poland (documents according to TTS: link1, link2).
 

What is required to carry out EC type approval procedure of a vehicle or type of vehicle?

To carry out the EC type approval procedure of a vehicle or type of vehicle, the following items – among others – are required:
 
  • application to TTS for issuing or changing the EC type approval certificate or type of vehicle, drawn up according to the model specified in Annex No. 6 to the Regulation of the Ministry (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, 2015, item 1475, with later amendments).
  • an information document drawn up in accordance with the model set out in Annex I to Directive 2007/46/EC (categories M, N and O),
  • an information document drawn up in accordance with the model set out in Annex I to Directive 2003/37/EC (category T),
  • copies of the relevant EC type approval certificates for the equipment or parts (where required),
  • copies of the relevant UNECE type approval certificates (where required),
  • a statement of data and information on the vehicle, drawn up according to the example specified in Annex No. 10 to the Regulation of the Ministry (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, item 1475, with later amendments),
  • the declaration of submitting the application in only one Memeber State of the European Union, drawn up in accordance with the model specified in Annex No. 8 to the Regulation of the Minisitry (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, 2015, item 1475, with later amendments),
  • the declaration of membership in the Central Registry of Information on Economic Activity or in the register of entrepreneurs in the Polish National Court Register, prepared in accordance with the example set out in Annex 7 to the Regulation of the Ministry (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, item 1475, with later amendments),
  • a list of persons authorised to sign EC compliance certificates or declarations of conformity, as well as declarations of data and vehicle information necessary for registration and identification of vehicles, drawn up according to the model specified in Annex 9 to the Regulation of the Ministry (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, 2015, item 1475, with later amendments),
  • a declaration on the means and methods of ensuring conformity of vehicle production with the type subjected to the approval procedure,
  • a copy of the proof of payment for the first issue (cost: PLN 1,600) or extension (cost: PLN 400) of the approval certificate:
The appropriate payment should be made by bank transfer to the following bank account:
Transportowy Dozór Techniczny (Transportation Technical Supervision)
ul. Chałubińskiego 8, 00-613 Warsaw
Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Warsaw branch
Al. Jerozolimskie 7, 00-955 Warsaw
account number: 05 1130 1017 0020 1237 5820 0009,
 
  • written authorisation for a third party to represent the manufacturer in the TTS type approval procedure (if applicable),
  • a copy of proof of payment of stamp duty (cost: PLN 17) in the case of a third party representing the manufacturer in its dealings with TTS (for each instance of action via plenipotentiary):
Such a payment can be made at city hall cash desk, or by transfer to the following bank account:
Dzielnica Śródmieście m.st. Warszawy,
ul. Nowogrodzka 43, 00-691 Warsaw,
account number: 60 1030 1508 0000 0005 5001 0038,
 
  • a copy of proof of payment of stamp duty (cost: PLN 10) for exemption from the obligation of obtaining partial approval certificates (if applicable):
Such a payment can be made at city hall cash desk, or by transfer to the following bank account:
Dzielnica Śródmieście m.st. Warszawy,
ul. Nowogrodzka 43, 00-691 Warsaw,
account number: 60 1030 1508 0000 0005 5001 0038,
 
  • vehicle for testing.
 

Type approval of a type of equipment or part

What is the type approval of an equipment item or part?

Approval of a type of equipment or part in relation to a vehicle or type of vehicle means compliance with the approval requirements of individual vehicle components based on the Regulation of the Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy regarding the type approval of motor vehicles and trailers and their equipment or parts (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, 2015, item 1475, with later amendments).
The entity issuing the decision on the type approval of the equipment or parts, based on the testing carried out by BOSMAL Automotive Research and Development Institute as the authorised entity, is Transportation Technical Supervision (TTS) in Polan (documents according to TTS: link1, link2).
 

What is required to carry out equipment or component type approval procedures?

The following must be prepared for the type approval of equipment or parts:
 
  • an application to TTS for issuing or changing the type approval certificate of the equipment or parts, drawn up according to the format specified in Annex 6 to the Regulation of the Ministry (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, 2015, item 1475, with later amendments),
  • an information document drawn up in accordance with the example set out in the applicable UNECE Regulation, EU Regulation or EU Directive,
  • information and instructions, specifying the conditions or restrictions related to the use of the vehicle, item of equipment or parts, affecting road safety or environmental protection (if any),
  • assembly instructions (in the case of UNECE type approval certificates for an item or part),
  • copies of the relevant EC type approval certificates for the equipment or parts (where required),
  • copies of the relevant UNECE type approval certificates (where required),
  • a declaration on the submission of an application in only one Member State of the European Union, drawn up in accordance with the example specified in Annex No. 8 to the Regulation of the Ministry (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, 2015, item 1475, with later amendments) – only in the case of EC type approval certificates for equipment or parts.
  • the declaration of membership in the Central Registry of Information on Economic Activity or in the Register of Entrepreneurs in the National Court Registry prepared in accordance with the example set out in Annex 7 to the Regulation of the Ministry (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, 2015, item 1475, with later amendments),
  • a declaration on the method and means of ensuring conformity of production of the equipment or parts with the type subjected to the approval procedure,
  • a copy of the proof of payment for the first issue (cost: PLN 400) or extension (cost: PLN 200) of the approval certificate:
The appropriate payment should be made by bank transfer to the following bank account:
Transportowy Dozór Techniczny (Transportation Technical Supervision)
ul. Chałubińskiego 8, 00-613 Warsaw
Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Warsaw branch
Al. Jerozolimskie 7, 00-955 Warsaw
account number: 05 1130 1017 0020 1237 5820 0009,
 
  • authorisation to represent the Manufacturer in the TTS type approval procedure (if applicable),
  • a copy of proof of payment of stamp duty (cost: PLN 17) in the case of a third representing the manufacturer in its dealings with TTS (for each instance of action via plenipotentiary):
Such a payment can be made at city hall cash desk, or by transfer to the following bank account:
Dzielnica Śródmieście m.st. Warszawy,
ul. Nowogrodzka 43, 00-691 Warsaw,
account number: 60 1030 1508 0000 0005 5001 0038,
 
  • the vehicle, its equipment or the part to be tested.
 

Type approval tests of the assembly method of an installation adapting a given type of vehicle to run on gaseous fuel

What are Type approval tests of the assembly method of an installation adapting a given type of vehicle to run on gaseous fuel (more briefly called gas system approval or type approval tests for gas supply installations)?

Type approval tests on the installation of an assembly adapting a given type of vehicle to enable it to run on gaseous fuel, in relation to a vehicle or vehicle type, means meeting certain technical requirements relating to the assembly of this installation based on the Regulation of the Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy regarding the approval of the assembly of the installation adapting the type vehicle for supply with gaseous fuel (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, 2014, item 1813, with later amendments).
The body issuing the decision on the approval tests of the method of assembly of the installation adapting a given type of vehicle run on gaseous fuel, based on the testing carried out by BOSMAL Automotive Research and Development Institute as the authorised entity, is Transportation Technical Supervision (TTS) in Poland (document according to TTS: link).
 

What is required to carry out the procedure of approval tests of the method of assembly of an installation adapting a given type of vehicle to run on gaseous fuel?

To carry out the procedure of approval tests of the method of assembly of an installation adapting a given type of vehicle to gas supply, the following must be prepared:
  • an application to TTS for issuing or changing the Type approval certificate, prepared according to the formula specified in Annex 7 to the Regulation of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, 2014, item 1813, with later amendments),
  • an information document drawn up in accordance with the example set out in Annex I to Directive 2007/46/EC ,
  • a list of elements used in the installation adapting a given type of vehicle to gaseous fuel supply,
  • copies of the relevant EC type approval certificates for the equipment or parts (where required),
  • copies of the relevant UNECE type approval certificates (where required),
  • copies of the required documents set out in the UNECE Regulations,
  • documents confirming that the technical requirements are met by the type of equipment or parts using virtual testing methods (if applicable),
  • the operating manual for the assembly adapting a given type of vehicle for gaseous fuel (where required),
  • a list of production facilities assembling the installations in question adapting a given type of vehicle to gaseous fuel supply,
  • documents confirming that the entity performing the assembly of the installation adapting a given type of vehicle to gaseous fuel supply and its assembly plants have a multi-component exhaust gas analyzer and a device for testing the gas-tightness of this installation (where required),
  • a declaration on the method and means of ensuring the conformity of assembly of the installation adapting a given type of vehicle to gaseous fuel supply,
  • the declaration of membership in the Central Registry of Information on Economic Activity or into the register of entrepreneurs in the National Court Registry prepared in accordance with the example specified in Annex 7 to the Regulation of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, 2014, item 1813, with later amendments),
  • a list of persons authorised to sign extracts from the certificate of approval of the method of assembly of the installation adapting the type of vehicle to gaseous fuel supply, prepared according to the example set out in Annex 7 to the Regulation of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (Polish Legal Journal – Dziennik Ustaw, 2014, item 1813, with later amendments),
  • a copy of the proof of payment for the first issue (cost: PLN 1,600) or extension (cost: PLN 400) of the approval certificate:
The appropriate payment should be made by bank transfer to the following bank account:
Transportowy Dozór Techniczny (Transportation Technical Supervision)
ul. Chałubińskiego 8, 00-613 Warsaw
Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Warsaw branch
Al. Jerozolimskie 7, 00-955 Warsaw
account number: 05 1130 1017 0020 1237 5820 0009,
 
  • authorisation to represent the Manufacturer in the TTS Type approval procedure (if applicable),
  • a copy of proof of payment of stamp duty (cost: PLN 17) in the case of a third party representing the manufacturer in its dealings with TTS (for each instance of action via plenipotentiary):
Such a payment can be made at city hall cash desk, or by transfer to the following bank account:
Dzielnica Śródmieście m.st. Warszawy,
ul. Nowogrodzka 43, 00-691 Warsaw,
account number: 60 1030 1508 0000 0005 5001 0038,
 
  • test vehicle.
 

Conformity of production

What is Conformity of Production (COP)?

Conformity of Production procedures aim to ensure compliance of each manufactured vehicle, system, component or separate technical unit with an approved type. It consists of checking whether the manufacturer is able to produce a vehicle, system, part or separate technical unit in a repeatable manner and in accordance with the type approval.
Conformity of Production consists of the initial assessment of quality management systems and verification of designs and methods ensuring compliance of production of vehicles, systems, components or separate technical units covered by the approval certificate. It is also a required element of the approval procedure. The scope and manner of conducting conformity of production are described in Annex 5 to the Regulation of the Ministry regarding the type approval of motor vehicles and trailers and their equipment or parts ( Journal of Laws of 2015 item 1475 with later amendments).
Defining the scope of conformity of production and defining the necessary documentation requires individual consulting with the client. Please contact our approval team directly for enquiries regarding this subject.

 See also: 

Document No. Title/Description
Dyrektywa 2007/46/WE/ Directive 2007/46/EC / Richtlinie 2007/46/EG DIRECTIVE 2007/46/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 5 September 2007 establishing a framework for the approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles (Framework Directive)
Dyrektywa 2003/37/WE/ Directive 2003/37/EC / Richtlinie 2003/37/EG Directive 2003/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on type-approval of agricultural or forestry tractors, their trailers and interchangeable towed machinery, together with their systems, components and separate technical units and repealing Directive 74/150/EEC
Rozporządzenie (UE) Nr 167/2013 / Regulation (EU) No 167/2013 / Verordnung (EU) Nr. 167/2013 REGULATION (EU) No 167/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 5 February 2013 on the approval and market surveillance of agricultural and forestry vehicles (repealing Directive 2003/37/EC)