The following timeline is a guide for a COD application and represents a best case scenario;
Certificate of Description: Timeline
The total process should take 12 weeks
with little change required to the application. This number is only a guide as the application process could be shorter or longer pending arrangements and outcomes.
Applicants are advised that non-conforming photographs can cause considerable delay to this process and hence applicants are encouraged to take adequate care or engage professional help with this aspect.
The following timeline is a guide for the expiration date for dormant applications and timelines for AIP applications;
• Nil activity for one calendar year from last contact in regards to the application (letter sent).
• Nil activity for two years and no response to CAMS letter, application is considered nullified and will require a fresh application and fee should the application wish to be progressed.
Note: Should the applicant be in touch with CAMS or their representatives (HEO) and CAMS are made aware of the status and circumstances of the application, further time shall be granted.
As per the AHMSC Minute 1720 from 1 January 2017 all Approval in Principles will have a fixed five year period, in which they are to be completed unless further time has been requested and approved.
Certificate of Description: Photo Requirements
The Digital photographs must be in colour, high quality, and appropriately sized.
The photographs must be sharp, in focus, without details hidden in shadow (use manual flash setting on bright days) and no objects in the back or foreground.
Remember, these photos will be representing your vehicle on the COD and we all want it looking at its best.