Northern Ireland MOTs extended for full year

Published:  06 May, 2020

 MOTs in Northern Ireland are being extended for a full year, it has been announced. The measure, related to the Coronavirus lockdown,  applies to Northern Ireland only.

Drivers in will not need to get their cars tested until 2021, according to Northern Ireland’s Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon. She said: “I have decided the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) will continue to issue temporary exemption certificates (TECs) to those vehicles, private cars, goods vehicles, trailers or motorcycles until their normal MOT date. This means a vehicle will get an exemption for one year which will bring it back into the system when there is capacity to test it.”

Northern Ireland’s DVA suspended vehicle testing on 24 March. Meanwhile, the DVSA extended MOTs for six months on the UK mainland from 30 March.

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