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Re: vin dilemma
I think the problem is primarily because the system they have used initially is centred on vehicles officially imported to their domestic market.
They would need to use a global database to find your car/derivative, but they should certainly be able to do so.
There is normally 2 possible avenues forward; the first (and probably easiest), would be to obtain a Certificate of Conformity from the manufacturer which confirms that the car adheres to the various safety & emission standards for the market it's now residing in. The second method would be for the vehicle to undergo a 'single vehicle type approval' (or whatever the NZ equivalent is), whereby the car is checked at a test centre to ensure compliance.
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