Last updated March 17, 2023
The annual MOT test is a legal requirement for most vehicles over three years old (unless they are MOT exempt). After each MOT test, you will be presented with a certificate, providing your vehicle has met the MOT test criteria.
So, what if you lose or misplace this important document?
Until relatively recently, replacing an MOT certificate was not a straightforward process. Running an MOT check can bring up your test results, but not the certificate itself. Historically, the only way to obtain a replacement MOT certificate was to request one from your local MOT test centre at a cost of £10.
Fortunately, the DLVA has now rolled out a free online MOT certificate replacement service that allows you to print out your own certificate at home.
Here's what you'll need to print your MOT certificate from home:
Here is how you can print your MOT certificate:
Yes, this service is completely free. However, be warned that if you ask your MOT centre for a replacement, they may still charge up to £10 for a duplicate certificate.