The Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens (FIVA) is the 'ruling body' in the world of classic vehicles and in Cyprus it is represented by OKAK. As a member of OKAK, Paphos Classic Vehicle Club is authorized to conduct vehicle inspections before issuing Identity Cards for Classic vehicles.The FIVA defininition of an historic vehicle is a mechanically propelled road vehicle which is at least 30 years old, preserved and maintained in a historically correct condition, not used as means of daily transport and is also a part of our technical and cultural heritage.
The purpose of these Identity cards is as follows:-
To record and register all information about the vehicle given by the owner in a database, thereby identifying the vehicle and its status of preservation at the time of inspection and reports about the vehicle’s known history and possible modifications. To also record
To be used for authentication in FIVA EVENTS and by owners for their own purposes.
In Cyprus a vehicle possessing a FIVA ID card can be registered with the Department of Transport as an “Antique” vehicle which entitles the registered keeper to a discount of 65% on the annual “road tax” for the vehicle . Also, when a Classic vehicle is imported to Cyprus, the vehicle registration authority requires a certificate of authentication, which confirms that the vehicle is a genuine Classic, before the vehicle can be registered in Cyprus as a Classic or "antika". This letter of authentication is issued by OKAK in Nicosia as part of the FIVA inspection. Once the importing owner is in possession of this letter the vehicle can be registered with the authorities and issued with the appropriate registration plates. Completion of the application and the issuing of the FIVA ID card can then follow.
To arrange an Inspection, please call the Club’s Technical Team on 99833741.