The status of your MOT depends on when it is due to, or has expired. Remember that TfL requires your vehicle to be tested every six months, so the date listed on your MOT is not the actual expiration date.
If your vehicle is less than 12 months old
If your vehicle was registered less than 12 months ago, then you will soon be required to produce an MOT every 6 months.
If your PHVL is nearing its expiry date during the extension period, then please upload your extended vehicle licence in place of the MOT. We will then extend the required date for your MOT on our system.
If your MOT expires on or after the 30th of March
If you have an MOT that expires on or after 30 March, the expiry date has been extended for a further 6 months. This applies to all vehicles, including those that need their first ever MOT test, and remember, you must keep your vehicle safe to drive.
If your MOT expired before the 30th of March and you wish to renew it
If you do not have coronavirus, have not been in contact with anyone who has coronavirus symptoms and you are not in a vulnerable group, you have the option to book your MOT test here. MOT centres and garages are allowed to stay open.
For hygiene reasons, the MOT centre will not give you a paper copy of your MOT certificate. You can download a copy when you check your vehicle’s MOT history after the test. Upload this certificate using login.kapten.com.
If your MOT expired before the 30th of March and you are not able to or do not want to renew it immediately
If you have coronavirus symptoms, have been in contact with anyone who has coronavirus symptoms or you are in a vulnerable group then you must stay at home and self-isolate. Do not go to a testing centre to renew your MOT. You are able to wait until you are able to return to driving by following the steps below. This also applies if you have chosen not to work and will not be using your vehicle at all during the lockdown period.
If your vehicle tax is due to run out before you get your MOT then register your vehicle as off the road (SORN). You need to do this because you need a valid MOT (unless your vehicle is exempt) to renew your vehicle tax.
When you are able to drive again: