When your vehicle passes the MOT test, the result is entered into the national database of MOT test results. The pass/fail data has already been available for a while via the MOT history lookup page, however you had to go to a service station to get a replacement certificate.
In 2019 DVSA has launched a new free online MOT certificate replacement service on the Gov UK website that you can use from the comfort of your home which is even more relevant in 2021.
You can request an MOT certificate replacement at any MOT testing station (it does not need to be the station that carried out the original MOT). Replacement at the MOT station is convenient if you need a printed copy and don't have access to a printer. The government regulates the certificate replacement fee which is capped at £10.
You can now get a free replacement MOT certificate online using your cars registration number and V5C number from the log book.
Get the replacement MOT certificate from the UK Government website
The replacement procedure is different for HGVs and for PSVs
Welcome to the MOT centre's FAQ section! Whether you're here to get answers to common questions about MOT tests, or you're just curious about the process, we've got you covered.
MOT tests are important for all vehicles three years old and over, and are a legal requirement for anyone who wants to drive on the road. They check that vehicles meet the minimum safety and environmental standards required by law, and must be conducted annually for most vehicles.