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MOT test pass certificate: samples

Samples of MOT test certificates that can be given to you when your vehicle passes the test.

Documents

MOT test certificate (pass with no defects): current design

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MOT test certificate (pass with minor defect and advisory item): current design

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MOT test certificate: old design

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Contingency MOT test certificate: current design

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Contingency MOT test certificate: old design

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Details

You get a certificate when your vehicle passes an MOT. These samples show what it can look like.

If the MOT computer system isn’t working, the MOT tester will fill in a ‘contingency’ certificate.

You’ll get a different notice if your vehicle fails its MOT.

Check the vehicle’s MOT history if you’re not sure if an MOT certificate is genuine.

Changes to the design of certificates

The design of the MOT certificate has changed. This is because defects started to be categorised differently from 20 May 2018.

Old-style certificates are still valid until the date they’re due to expire. You don’t need to replace yours with a new-style certificate.

Published 21 July 2017
Last updated 20 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the page following the introduction of changes to the MOT test on 20 May 2018.
  2. Added samples of the new design of MOT certificates because defects will be categorised differently from 20 May 2018.
  3. First published.