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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?

MVPI stations 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.
  • Before any traffic action.
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The periodic inspection of new private vehicles is made three years after the first vehicle license is obtained and then inspected annually. For taxis, buses, and public transport vehicles, the inspection is made two years after the first vehicle license is obtained and then annually. However, MVPI accepts any vehicle for inspection as per customer request.
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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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MVPI will provide every customer with full fails items report detected on inspection, in case of any inquiry please proceed to Information office at MVPI station.
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It is caution for light vehicles and compulsory for heavy vehciles.
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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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Payment can be cash or thru ATM card at the station. 
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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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First:  Vehicle owner ID.
Second: Vehicle registration license or GTD print out or digital license from mobile.
Third: Presentation of Vehicle authorization permit from vi.vsafety.sa platform, except those who are authorized through Abshir or parents and dependents or the vehicle owner or who have legal authorization.
Note : Imported vehicle must present original custom card.
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Inheritors can do inspection of a dead person's vehicle upon presenting of legal authorization.
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You can authorize any person through periodic inspection platform, except for those who are authorized through Abshir, inspection of parent’s vehicles, sponsor vehicle, or the actual users on vehicle registration or have legal authorization.
Booking for inspection can be done by one of the following:
  • Vehicle safety platform  vi.vsafety.sa/en/book/apply
  • Downloading the application.
    apple store: apps.apple.com/app/id1614137306
    google play: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.isoft.saso
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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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You can make re inspection of your vehicle  at any MVPI station.
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Vehicle data is transferred automatically to Abshir, sometimes data will not be reflected to the system due to non compliance of vehicle data on registration license with actual data on the vehicle or inspection report or due to technical issued like communications problems. vehicle data on registration license should be compared with data on inspection report.
  • If the fault on registration license, please refer to GTD for correction.
  • If the fault on inspection report please proceed to MVPI to correct the data at customer service and select Abshir. 
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The owner of vehicle is allowed to re inspect the vehicle twice within 14 working days, only fail items will be checked unless new defects are detected , re inspection fees will be paid by customer. Upon completion of 14 working days customer have to pay full fees and vehicle will be inspected in full.
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Inspection validity is one year, and you can identify that by:
  • Inspection sticker, or inspection report.
  • Log in to Abshir (individual) and select, Vehicles - Services - Vehicle Management - Select Vehicle - More Details.
  • Vehicle safety terminal (Inspection Status Verification) vi.vsafety.sa/en/inspection-status.
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It is compulsory to fix the sticker on the front windscreen , to avoid traffic violation.
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You can change damaged sticker at MVPI station with SR 50 fees (without vat) ? or to make new inspection with one year validity.
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Please refer to technical regulation for truck barriers: vi.vsafety.sa/en/inspection-criteria
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As per regulation you can proceed to workshops authorized by SASO, for more information please visit the following link: www.saso.gov.sa/EN/SECTORS/CERTIFICATES/COMPLIANCE_CERTIFICATE/Pages/default.aspx
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