FIVA International identity card

FIVA defines a historic vehicle as a mechanically propelled road vehicle:

  • which is at least 30 years old
  • which is preserved and maintained in a historically correct condition
  • which is not used as a means of daily transport
  • and which is therefore a part of our technical and cultural heritage

Procedure for vehicles in countries with FIVA representation

In accordance with the Technical Code of the FIVA the application form (appendix A of the FIVA Technical Code) must be submitted to the ANF (Autorité National FIVA/National FIVA Authority) of the country where the vehicle has a current registration (if the vehicle is not road registered to the ANF of the country where the owner is legally a resident) before a FIVA Identity Card can be issued.

Procedures differ from country to country, so please refer to the ANF of the country in which your vehicle is registered for instructions.

If accepted the ANF will then issue a FIVA Identity Card valid 10 years or until the ownership of the vehicle is changed. The Identity Card remains the property of FIVA and must be returned to the issuing authority or FIVA upon request. The Identity Card is solely for identification purposes, it is no guarantee of the vehicle’s authenticity and is not be used for commercial purposes or proof of the vehicle’s history.

Procedure for vehicles in countries without FIVA representation

Note: This procedure is aimed at individual owners of vehicles and application form must be filled in and signed by the owner/applicant.

1 - Application

Use the application form printed as appendix A of the FIVA Technical Code (Download Appendix A on the left). Please fill it out completely and sincerely. You may then fax it back to fax number given below as advanced copy and finally post the original including the colour prints of step 2 to the following address: President FIVA Technical Commission Mark GESSLER (USA) FIVA Office Rue de la Loi 44 B – 1040 Brussels Belgium Tel.: +32 2 280 01 44 Fax: +32 2 280 04 46 E-mail: here
Photo Sample

2 - Photos

Include: 3 identical colour prints (9 x 12 cm. Approx.) ¾ forward of vehicle (proper photos, not computer prints.)

3 - Temporary ID-Card

The FIVA office will process your completed file (step 1 + 2) and, if satisfactory, will deliver by post to you a temporary ID Card with validity limited to the end of the month of the FIVA event in which you participate. This enables your vehicle to enter the event.

4 - Scrutineering

The vehicle will then have to be scrutineered by a FIVA scrutineer at the first opportunity, which is usually when you show up at the considered FIVA event, and, provided that satisfactory compliance with FIVA Technical Code rules is proven, the temporary card, when returned to above office, will then be exchanged against a regular, valid for 10 years, FIVA identity card, at no extra cost. If required, further information or advice may be obtained by phone or fax from above office. (European day time/early evening).

Guidelines for Scrunineers

FIVA may, upon application, issue an Identity Card to vehicles which comply with the requirements of the Technical Code. These guidelines are intended to provide information on documents and proceedings to assist ANF (National Governing Body), officials and experts, concerned with handling the issue of FIVA Identity Cards.

The classification in the FIVA Identity Card does not include any statement about the value, or the quality of, the vehicle but solely summarises the history of the vehicle in short form and therefore the vehicle is eligible for all events held under FIVA regulations.