Apply for a trailer's first annual test (MOT)

Apply for a trailer over 3,500kg first used before 29 October 2012 to have its first annual test (MOT).


Trailer first test application form

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Use this form to apply for a trailer’s first annual test after its been imported or manufactured.

Only use this form for trailers over 3,500kgs that were first used before 29 October 2012.

Your application will be delayed if you don’t fill in the form correctly or pay the right fee.

Send your application using the service to apply for a vehicle test.

You can also send the application by post.

DVSA Trailer section

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
Trailer section
PO Box 82


Trailers manufactured after 29 October 2012

For trailers over 3,500kgs manufactured after this date, apply for permission to supply a large goods trailer for use on the road. You need to have evidence of type approval.

Once a trailer’s been in use for more than a year, book an annual test.

If it was used outside Great Britain for 12 months or more

If your trailer was manufactured after 29 October 2012 and was used outside of Great Britain for 12 months or more before you apply for a ‘letter of consent’ from DVSA, you also need to book an annual test after consent’s been issued.

Read the DVSA personal information charter to find out how DVSA collects, uses, stores and shares your personal data.

Published 18 July 2013