Guidance

MOT test pass certificate: samples

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

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales

Documents

MOT test certificate (pass with no defects)

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

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Contingency MOT test certificate

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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 is not 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.

There’s a different service if you want to get a replacement MOT certificate if you have lost or damaged the original.

Published 21 July 2017
Last updated 22 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added translation of instructions for receiving a replacement certificate.

  2. Added link to replace a lost or damaged MOT certificate.

  3. Updated the page following the introduction of changes to the MOT test on 20 May 2018.

  4. Added samples of the new design of MOT certificates because defects will be categorised differently from 20 May 2018.

  5. First published.