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Is it sufficient to check the truck (cab) only, or is it necessary to bring the truck with the trailer (tank or deck) for inspection of both?

The periodic inspection of vehicles receives all types of trucks and trailers that are subject to inspection according to regulations of the General Department of Traffic. Therefore, you must bring both cab and trailer
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Vehicles should be inspected annually, and before the expiration of the inspection certificate with a sufficient time to ensure they are free from any technical issues, taking into account that MVPI Stations receive any vehicle whose owner wishes to check, in any of the following cases:
  • When traveling.
  • When buying or selling a vehicle.
  • When noticing a technical issue. 
  • When wanting to discover technical issues.
  • Inspecting the vehicle after repair following a traffic accident.
  • When making a modification to the engine, chassis, or color.
  • The used vehicles registered in another country, if the owner wishes to obtain Saudi plates.
  • When renewing your vehicle license.
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The periodic inspection of new private vehicles is made three years after the first vehicle license is obtained. For taxis, buses, and public transport vehicles, the inspection is made two years after the first vehicle license is obtained.
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Yes, any vehicle carrying a non-Saudi plate can be brought to inspection stations, once vehicle information document has been submitted.
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Yes, the imported vehicles can be inspected as soon as the original Customs card, issued upon entry into the Kingdom, is presented.
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It is permissible to apply for technical inspection with only one plate present on the vehicle, provided that the loss report from concerned authorities is presented.
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The customer is provided with a report with a full explanation of issues discovered during the inspection process. The customer must take the vehicle to workshop for maintenance and repairs. In the event of any inquiry, you can go to Information Offices at MVPI stations.
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A vehicle can be brought for periodic inspection by owner, a first-degree relative, or any officially authorized driver.
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The periodic inspection does not impose fines on late submission of the vehicle for inspection. However, failure to annually renew periodic inspection certificate of vehicle is deemed a violation of regulations of the Traffic Department, and results in traffic violations.
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No, this is not required.
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  • The identity card of the vehicle owner, first-degree relative, or authorized driver.
  • The vehicle license or the traffic printout.
  • The original Customs card for imported vehicles.
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The vehicle inspection certificate shall be valid for one year from the date of passing the inspection.
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When waiting in the inspection lane, the driver must remove all valuables from vehicle and head to side pedestrian lane until inspection process is completed.
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Yes, a vehicle may be re-inspected at any MVPI Station across Kingdom.
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The vehicle data registered on the vehicle license must be matched with the chassis number registered for the vehicle and with the data registered in the inspection certificate.
  • If the error is in vehicle license, driver must visit the Traffic Department for amendment.
  • If the error is in inspection certificate, driver must contact the inspection station for amendment.
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Based on the provision number (36) of vehicle inspection regulations, the vehicle’s owner has the right of two re-inspections within 14 working days starting from the date and time of the first inspection.
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