Book your MOT/ vehicle test online
You can book your MOT/ vehicle test appointment online.
If you can't get an appointment before your existing MOT expires, you must book the earliest available appointment. For more details, visit A guide to booking your MOT/ vehicle test.
You can use this service to book the following;
- MOT/ vehicle test appointment
- MOT/ vehicle re-test appointment (within 21 days of the full test)
- heavy goods vehicle (HGV) test
- light goods vehicles test
- trailer test
- taximeter test
- vehicle acquittal - book through the cars, motorcycles, light goods vehicles, HGV and light passenger carrying vehicles section
When booking a vehicle test online you’ll need:
- the vehicle registration number
- the last four digits of the chassis number
- a debit or credit card - the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) can't accept payment by Maestro debit card
- a valid email address
Change, cancel or view an MOT booking
Checking the MOT status of a vehicle
You may check the status of your MOT and details of the expiry date online at:
If the online check shows that your MOT has expired you should book the earliest available test appointment for your vehicle.
You can select a test centre, and the date and time of your test.
If you miss the test
If you don't cancel your appointment and miss your test, you will lose your fee. You will then have to pay the full fee for another appointment.
Taxis and buses
You can only book a taxi and bus test appointment after you have applied for a licence and the vehicle has been approved for testing by DVA’s passenger transport licensing division.
If you have a new class A or B taxi, they need a taximeter test, before you can book a vehicle test. A taximeter is also needed where a taximeter has been changed, repaired or if the seal is damaged.
For more information on how to apply see the links below.
- If you are applying to renew your licence, you can check your licence expiry date by logging online to the taxi and bus licensing system or you will get the expiry date on your vehicle licence reminder which will issue six/ eight weeks before your licence expiry date.
If you have a vehicle in one of the categories below, you can also book a test but you won’t receive an automatic reminder as these vehicles are not in the DVA system:
- vehicles not registered or not tested in Northern Ireland and due a test
- vehicles with MOT expired by more than 12 months
- vehicles currently declared SORN (only if the previous MOT has expired by more than 12 months or if the vehicle is now due its first test)
- buses due a first time test (not for ‘hire and reward’ use)
- first time taxis
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 queries about this service, you can contact testing enquiries: