If your vehicle has not been tested and approved within the deadline, you are driving it illegally.

If you are the registered owner of a vehicle, it is your responsibility to ensure that it is tested and approved within the deadline. When the deadline expires, use of the vehicle will be prohibited, and its number plates may be removed by law enforcement if you are pulled over for inspection.

What should you do if you forgot the deadline?

  • If you wish to use the vehicle, you must immediately book a test session with an approved garage/testing center and have the vehicle approved for roadworthiness. Please remember that it is illegal to use a vehicle that has not been tested and approved for roadworthiness. The vehicle can be transported to the garage/testing centre, but it cannot be driven.
  • If you are not going to use the vehicle, you can deregister it.
  • If you are unable to take your vehicle to the test site yourself, you can have someone else do it for you. The owner does not have to be present at the test.
  • As a main rule, extensions are only granted in cases of serious illness, which will have to be documented by a medical certificate. Read more about the criteria for extension of the mandatory roadworthiness test deadline.
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