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Record details of a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) with DVSA

Record a heavy goods vehicle's details with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) so you get the right documents and can book an annual test (MOT).

Documents

Record an HGV's details and get a plating certificate if it was approved under 'type approval' schemes

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Record an HGV's details and get a plating certificate if it was approved under the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) scheme

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Details

After you or the dealer register your heavy goods vehicle (HGV) with DVLA, you must record the HGV’s details with DVSA. This is so you:

  • get a ministry plate and plating certificate (if the vehicle needs them)
  • can book an annual test (MOT) for the vehicle

Use the right form depending on whether the vehicle was approved under the:

There’s no fee to record the vehicle details with DVSA.

Fill in a different form for an HGV to have its first annual test (MOT) if it’s registered with DVLA and has stopped being exempt from being tested, or if it’s not registered with DVLA and was made more than 25 years ago.

Send the form by email

Email the form to nta@dvsa.gov.uk with the supporting documents.

The form tells you what documents you need to include.

Send the form by post

You can also send the form and documents by post.

Technical Data Entry Team (HGV)
DVSA
The Ellipse
Padley Road
Swansea
SA1 8AN

Your application can be delayed if you do not fill in the application form correctly.

Published 11 October 2018
Last updated 5 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated the form to record an HGV's details and get a plating certificate if it was approved under 'type approval' schemes (VTG 788).

  2. Updated to latest version of VTG789

  3. First published.

  1. Step 1 Check when your test is due and get reminders

  2. Step 2 Book the test

  3. Step 3 Prepare your vehicle

  4. and Prepare the documents you need

  5. Step 4 Take your vehicle to the test

    1. Find out what happens at the test centre

    At the end of the test, you'll be told if your vehicle has passed or failed.