What is a Ficha Tecnica Reducida?
A ‘ficha tecnica reducida’ is a technical document which includes the specifications of a vehicle and is produced by a qualified technician. Amongst other things, it specifies the dimensions, power output, engine size, emissions, tyre specifications, the weight of the vehicle, VIN plate location and much more.
What do you need one for?
They are used when registering a vehicle in Spain by the technicians at the ITV centre to verify a vehicle. Although it can be used as an equivalent to the manufacturer’s certificate of conformity (COC), they are also used with vehicles that do not have EU conformity.
You will also need one if you are registering modifications to a vehicle, an individual homologation or a historic vehicle in Spain.
Where can I get a Ficha Tecnica Reducida?
A Ficha Tecnica Reducida is produced by a qualified engineer known as an Ingeniero Técnico Industrial. They normally advertise online or you can contact them through the official body of engineers known as the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Industriales and each area has its own ´colegio´. If you have employed a company to register your vehicle in Spain, they should organise this document for you.
If the vehicle already has EU conformity, you can usually get a ficha tecnica within 24 hours and the technician will not need to visit the vehicle; a few photos of the vehicle and the vehicle paperwork will be sufficient. Vehicles that don’t have EU conformity usually require a visit from the technician and therefore can take longer to produce.
How much do they cost?
Normally a ficha tecnica reducida will cost around €100+IVA (VAT), although for more complicated cases (e.g. vehicles with no EU conformity, a commercial vehicle or historic vehicle) the technician may charge more.
The information in this article was current on the date published.
Article last reviewed/updated 04.08.2022