What is a COIF ?

Who can use the scheme

If you use a vehicle with more than 8 passenger seats to transport people for profit, also known as a Public Service Vehicle (PSV), it must have been approved or have a Certificate of Initial Fitness (COIF) to register it.

What vehicles need a COIF

You’ll need a COIF for your vehicle if it has more than 8 passenger seats, will be used for profit and either:

  • isn’t registered in the UK and was built before the type approval scheme was introduced
  • is registered in the UK but doesn’t have a type approval as a passenger vehicle with more than 8 passenger seats

The start dates for this scheme vary depending on the type of vehicle.
See page 10 of the Individual Vehicle Approval scheme guide for details.

 All are vehicles at  https://www.earlslimousines.co.uk meet the strict safety guidelines to allow us to carry more than 8 passengers for Hire/Reward .