Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) Proof of Out-of-State Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Certification


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A vehicle last registered or titled outside of Texas must pass a safety inspection, and the VIN must be verified by a state appointed safety inspection station before filing an application for Texas title. Currently, the inspection station completes the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Out-of-State Identification Certificate, Form VI-30.

“Two Steps, One Sticker” will require inspection stations to provide customers with a VIR when a vehicle has been inspected.  As of March 1, 2015, a copy of the VIR will be proof of VIN certification in lieu of the VI-30.

A VI-30 issued prior to March 1, 2015, is valid for up to one year after issuance and will continue to be accepted after March 1, 2015. The VI-30 will be eliminated by March 1, 2016. The title and registration manuals will be updated accordingly in the April revision, and all pertinent forms are being updated as well.

A printout from will not be accepted in lieu of the VI-30 or VIR for purposes of VIN certification. 

Thank you,

Jeremiah Kuntz, Director
Vehicle Titles and Registration Division
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles


If you have any comments or suggestions concerning this VTR communication process, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.

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