Your MOT certificate will be extended by 6 months if it was due to expire on or after 30 March 2020 and your vehicle is a:
- light van
- other light vehicle
How the 6-month extension works
Your vehicle’s MOT expiry date will be automatically extended by 6 months if it’s eligible. This will be done about 7 days before it’s due to expire.
This means that:
- your vehicle will still have a valid MOT certificate for an extra 6 months
- you can still tax your vehicle - you might need to wait to do this until later in the month if both your MOT and vehicle tax run out this month
- your insurance will still be valid
- your vehicle’s record will be updated so the police can see you have a valid MOT
- You will not get a new paper MOT certificate with the new expiry date on it.
- You must still keep your vehicle safe to drive.
Example; Your vehicle’s MOT was due to expire on 3 May 2020.This will automatically be extended to 3 November 2020. You will need to get your MOT by this date.
This information was updated on the Gov.uk website and was correct as of 27th May 2020. Find out more information HERE