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Northern Ireland - Obtain MOT Certificate

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  1. To obtain a MOT Certificate you will need to submit a form with the appropriate fee to the test centre at which you would like to have the test carried out. Test centres are open Monday to Friday from 8.45 am to 12.30 pm and 1.15 pm to 4.00 pm.
  2. You can also apply for a vehicle test online, by telephone, or by post:
    1. Applying by telephone: book an appointment by calling from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm from Monday to Thursday and from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm on Friday. Calls are recorded for quality assurance purposes.
    2. Apply by post: You will need to complete an application form and send it with the appropriate fee to the vehicle test centre where you would like the test conducted.

NOTE: To avoid a test certificate expiring before your next vehicle test is scheduled, you should book your test as soon as you receive your reminder letter, which is sent seven weeks before your certificate expires.


Required Documents[edit]

List down the documents required for successfully completing the procedure.

1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Book a vehicle test (MOT) for a private car, motorcycle or LGV (up to 3,500kg)
Phone: 0345 247 2471
(local rate from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm on Monday to Thursday and 8.00 am to 1.00 pm on Friday)
Contacting 08 and 03 numbers

Request an application form:
Phone: 028 9068 1831
or contact any DVA test centre

Test centre locations - LINK



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Duplicate certificate (car) : £10.00.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Vehicle Test Certificate VT3 (MOT) application form


Sample Documents[edit]

Examples of the new vehicle test (MOT) certificates - LINK

Processing Time[edit]

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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

The MOT certificate confirms that your vehicle at the time of its test met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law.

It's generally an offence to use a vehicle of test age that doesn’t have a current test certificate on a public road except when:

  • taking it to a test centre for a test booked earlier
  • bringing it away from a test centre after it has failed the test, to a place of repair
  • taking it to or bringing it away from a place where, by previous arrangement, repairs are to be made or have been made to fix the faults that caused the vehicle to fail its test

NOTE: There is still a chance that you will be prosecuted for driving an unroadworthy vehicle under the above circumstances if it doesn’t meet various regulations affecting its construction and use. The insurance may also not be valid.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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