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NSSTA is a series approval issued to manufacturers for a limited number of vehicles of which the validity is restricted to the territory of the member state where issued


Vehicles produced under small series must comply with Statutory Instrument 556 of 2020. Multi stage approval shall require agreements between all manufacturers involved.

Manufacturers must also demonstrate to the approval authority a functioning quality system and adequate control plans to ensure conformity of production for vehicles produced under the NSSTA. An onsite audit of the production facilities and periodic surveillance audits shall be required. See AVBB manual for additional information. An NSAI appointed Technical Service may also be required for submission of a National Small Series Type Approval in some cases.

Small series limits

Maximum number of units
per type per year
M1 250
M2/M3 250
N1 250
N2/N3 250
O1/O2 500
O3/O4 250

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Please contact NSAI for the appropriate documentation and to discuss NSSTA requirements. On site audit may need to be arranged. An NSAI Appointed Technical Service may also be required for applications submitted.

Stephanie Flood
T: 00 353 1 807  3879