Book an MOT/vehicle test online
Book your MOT appointment/ vehicle test as soon as you get your reminder letter but note that due to COVID-19, the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) is experiencing high demand.
Due to a few unforeseen technical issues, DVA is deferring the opening of the new vehicle and driving test booking service until 10:00am Wednesday 22 September, to allow time for these to be resolved. DVA would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Before you start
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.
Through the online service, you can book a test for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and trailers.
Booking by telephone
You can book a vehicle test by calling the booking line on: 0300 200 7862 (except for multiple vehicle bookings).
Line are open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
Taxis and buses (for ‘hire and reward’ use) due a first time test can also be booked in for a vehicle test. These vehicles require a separate approval and follow a different process outlined in the links below.
Taxis require a taximeter test before they can do a vehicle test.
Temporary Exemption Certificates (TECs)
TECs apply to vehicles which are not currently eligible for a vehicle test due to capacity challenges caused by Covid 19. TECs will be automatically generated from the DVA’s system for all eligible vehicles without any action needed to be taken by the vehicle owner.
Since vehicle testing was suspended, vehicles with a test appointment have been issued with a Temporary Exemption Certificate (TEC), to make sure that they may continue to be driven legally on the road.
Issuing TECs has been an effective way of keeping vehicles on the road and making sure they can be taxed and insured. TECs will continue to be issued to all eligible vehicles until all vehicle testing services resume.
All TECs will be automatically updated on DVA’s system and on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s (DVLA) system so that the vehicle can be taxed.
The DVA will not issue a hard copy of the TEC to customers. You can view the expiry date on your Vehicle through
Due to legislative requirements TECs are applied by the DVA on a phased basis, for different durations based on vehicle type.
Before the TEC period ends DVA will issue a reminder notice to the registered keeper to book and present their vehicle for test.
Change, cancel or view your appointment
Cancellations normally happen throughout the day, so this allows you to see the dates that have become available.