You can apply for a waiver for your ADR test to continue carrying dangerous goods if your vehicle had an MOT extension.
Applies to England, Scotland and Wales
If your vehicle’s MOT was extended, and you do not get your vehicle tested, you must apply for a waiver to continue transporting dangerous goods.
Your vehicle is eligible for a waiver if it’s registered in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), it received an MOT extension, and it either:
- has a current ADR certificate which expires on or after 21 March 2020
- is a new vehicle that entered service in the last year under authorisation 476
Vehicles you cannot get a waiver for
You cannot get a waiver for:
- vehicles that have not had an MOT extension
- a new non-type approved dangerous goods vehicle being put into service for the first time
- a vehicle where the details on the ADR certificate have changed - for example, a change of owner or the products it’s allowed to carry
You need to apply to get these vehicles approved to carry dangerous goods by road in the usual way.
What you need to do
Check when your authorisation expires - you can find this on the ADR certificate if you have one, or in your digital records.
Download and fill in the form for each vehicle.
Save the form on your computer or device.
Send the form to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) 10 working days before your authorisation runs out. Do not send it any earlier.
DVSA dangerous goods
There’s no application fee.
Rules for using the waiver
You must carry these documents (either printed or digital copies) in the vehicle:
- a copy of the confirmation email from DVSA
- the authorisation certificate
You can be given a deferred prohibition notice for not carrying the right documents.
You must follow the rules when transporting dangerous goods at all times.