Book an MOT/vehicle test online
Book your MOT appointment as soon as you get your reminder letter.
Before you start
There's a big demand for MOT appointments so you might find it difficult to get the appointment as soon as you'd like. If you've already booked a MOT vehicle test and want to change it to an earlier date, see details below under 'Additional information'.
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.
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 and rebook 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: