Book an MOT/vehicle test online
Book your MOT appointment as soon as you get your reminder letter.
Before you start
The DVA has suspended all testing for three months, until 22 June 2020. These are necessary precautionary measures to protect staff and customers and adhere to public health authority guidelines on social distancing. All of these vehicles will be issued with a three month Temporary Exemption Certificate (TEC). Further information on Coronavirus (Covid 19) and motoring page.
The DVA has suspended the use of vehicle lifts in its MOT test centres, following the identification of faults. Temporary Exemption Certificates (TECs) will be issued to customers who have expired MOTs as a result of cancelled test appointments. Appointments for taxis and four year old cars are being prioritised and customers will be contacted directly. Further information can be found on the Ongoing issues page.
When booking a vehicle test you’ll need:
- the vehicle registration number
- the last four digits of the chassis number
- if using the online or telephone service, a debit or credit card
DVA is unable to accept payment by Maestro Debit card for Vehicle Test Bookings, you can still use another card to book tests.
Book an MOT retest online
If your vehicle does not pass the MOT, you can also re-book your test via the green link below.
You can find out how any personal information you send to the Department for Infrastructure (Driver & Vehicle Agency) when using this service will be handled by viewing their privacy notice
For heavy goods vehicles, trailers and buses, you’ll be provided with a booking reference number. You will then have to contact your selected test centre to get your test date and time. Appointment notices will be issued when the booking has been confirmed with the test centre.
Change, cancel or view your appointment
- Change your MOT/ vehicle test appointment online
Cancellations normally happen throughout the day, so this allows you to see the dates that have become available.
- Cancel your MOT/vehicle test appointment online
- View your MOT/vehicle test appointment online
You can also apply for a vehicle test by phone, post or in person. Or, change your appointment by phone or in person.
Call the telephone booking line from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00 am to 1.00 pm on a Friday:
Apply in person by completing an application form and returning it to one of the test centres. Or, visit a test centre to change your appointment:
Test centres are open from 8.45 am to 12.30 pm and from 1.15 pm to 4.00 pm on Monday to Friday.
To apply for an MOT appointment by post, complete an application form and send it with the right fee to the vehicle test centre where you would like the test carried out.
The application form is available to download from the following link: