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.