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Introduction
This webpage provides links to the Northern Ireland and British Mainland government websites that can be used to check íMOT Testsí that have had an MOT Certificate issued using MOT Computerisation. The vehicles covered include motorcycles, cars and light goods vehicles. It does not cover buses or lorries.
The Mainland Mot Tests which include England, Scotland, and Wales differ in a number of ways from the Northern Ireland MOT test the main on being that the NI test is after Four years not three like the mainland

The Conditions of Use of these websites

You may use these websites to obtain information about a test on a vehicle in which you have a legitimate interest. For example, you are the owner, registered keeper or are about to buy the vehicle. The use of this site for other purposes is not authorised. By continuing you accept these conditions of use.


What you will need
To access the information from the MOT Computerisation database, you will need to know:
• the vehicle's registration mark from the number plate

and either

• the test number from the MOT Certificate or VT30 Refusal of an MOT Test Certificate (failure notice)

or

• the reference number from the vehicle's registration certificate. (The V5C issued by DVLA.)


Q. My MOT Certificate was not issued using MOT Computerisation. Is it still valid?
A. Although the test conducted when your old style certificate was issued is not recorded on MOT Computerisation, the Certificate remains valid until the expiry date shown on the certificate. If you have any concerns on the authenticity of the certificate you should contact the Vehicle Operator & Services Agency MOT Enquiry Service on 0870 33 00 444 (calls charged at the national rate - your call may be monitored or recorded for lawful purposes).

Q. My vehicle is registered in Northern Ireland. Will its MOT Test be recorded on MOT Computerisation?
A. It depends on where the test was conducted. The test will only be recorded if it was conducted in England, Scotland or Wales.

Q. I've requested a test history but recent tests are not shown. I entered the reference number from my vehicle's log book.
A. Check to ensure that you used the reference number from the most recent V5C that DVLA has issued to you. We cannot show you tests conducted after DVLA has reissued a registration certificate as you may no longer be entitled to access the information.

Q. I've a test number obtained from a 'Refusal of an MOT Certificate' document. Can I use this test number to obtain information?
A. You can use this document to request a status or history, providing that it was issued as a result of a test that failed or was abandoned.

Q. I've checked the status of the vehicle using this site and I would like a formal record of the statement that I can present to a court.
A. Please contact Vehicle Operator & Services Agency MOT Enquiry Service on 0870 33 00 444 (calls charged at the national rate - your call may be monitored or recorded for lawful purposes), who will be able to assist. There may be an additional charge for this service and you will be advised of this when you contact the enquiry service.

Q. I've requested a test status and the response indicates that this is a failure but gives no details.
A. Details of the failure items will be shown (along with other tests) if you request a test history using the same test number or reference number.

Q. I've requested a test status using the reference number from my vehicle's log book and the response indicates there are later tests that are either test failures or abandoned tests.
A. You have been shown details of the most recent pass. Details of these later failed or abandoned tests will be shown if you request a test history using the same reference number.

Q. I've requested a test status and the response indicates that there is a later test under a more recent test number or DVLA reference number.
A. This indicates that we hold information about a test conducted after the one shown. We cannot show you detail about this test unless you can either supply the test number for the test, or the reference number from the most recent V5C issued by DVLA before the test.

Q. Can I check the MOT status or request the test history by telephone?
A. Yes. You can request the test status by contacting the Vehicle Operator & Services Agency MOT Enquiry Service on 0870 33 00 444 (calls charged at the national rate - your call may be monitored or recorded for lawful purposes). You can request the test history by contacting the Vehicle Operator & Services Agency MOT History Service on 090 612 099 41. Calls to the MOT History Service are charged at a premium rate of £1.50 per minute and should last approximately two minutes and if a record of the vehicle is found a report will be posted to you. Your call may be monitored or recorded for lawful purposes. In both cases you require the same information that you need to use this site.
 

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