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Advice for recovering misplaced or damaged MOT certificates

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.

Can you still get a replacement MOT certificate from the testing station?

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.

Can you replace a lost or damaged MOT certificate online?

You can now get a free replacement MOT certificate online using your car’s 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