Enquiry about Booking Status of Designated Car Testing Centres

Commercial and goods motor vehicles in Hong Kong must undergo annual vehicle examinations, and all private cars manufactured not less than 6 years before licensing and light goods vehicles with G.V.W not exceeding 1.9 tonnes are required to receive annual examinations at Designated Car Testing Centres before they can be re-licensed, so as to ensure that the vehicles meet Road Traffic Regulations before licence renewal.

Here you can find out more about booking an appointment for your annual vehicle examination, including what you need to prepare before application, the locations of vehicle examination centres, the documents you need to bring with you and the fees.

Enquiry about Booking Status of Private Cars & Light Goods Vehicles (with Gross Vehicle Weight Not Exceeding 1.9 Tonnes)

You can check the appointment status for private cars and light goods vehicles (with Gross Vehicle Weight not exceeding 1.9 tonnes) at all the Designated Car Testing Centres (DCTCs) online and call the DCTC concerned directly during business hours to make appointment on the available time slot for vehicle examination. Online appointment for the inspection of these two types of vehicles is not available at the moment.

DCTCs only accept appointments for vehicles within 4 months before their licences are due to expire. Once an appointment is made, no appointment for the same vehicle can be made at other DCTCs unless the scheduled appointment is cancelled.

Enquire about booking status of private cars and light goods vehicles (with Gross Vehicle Weight not exceeding 1.9 tonnes)

Fees

The vehicle examination fee varies depending on the type of vehicle. The Transport Department website provides a table of all vehicle examination fees.

Table of vehicle examination fees

Preparing Your Vehicle in Advance

On the day of your appointment, you will need to take your vehicle to the DCTC with which you have already made an appointment. To avoid unnecessary inconvenience, you should have your vehicle checked and repaired as required before your appointment date. You should also ensure that the vehicle is clean and that it has enough fuel and oil.

Booking

You can make telephone appointment booking for the inspection of private cars and light goods vehicles (with GVW note exceeding 1.9 tonnes) at DCTCs.

List of Designated Car Testing Centres (pdf file)

Documents to Take to Your Appointment

On the day of your appointment, be sure to take your vehicle registration document.

Further Information

If you need further information on booking your annual vehicle examination, please call 1823 or visit the Transport Department’s website.

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Last review date: August 2015