Booking for Annual Vehicle Examination

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.

Online Booking for Commercial Vehicles

For commercial vehicles

If your vehicle licence is due to expire within next 4 months, you can book your appointment at one of the Government Vehicle Examination Centres (VECs) for the annual vehicle examination online. You can also use the service to reschedule an appointment or re-print the appointment letter. You must schedule your appointment within 4 months of the expiry date of your vehicle licence. An appointment cannot be rescheduled less than 14 days before the date of examination.

Online booking for commercial vehicles

Fees

The vehicle examination fee varies depending on the type of vehicle, its commercial purpose and the gross vehicle weight. The Transport Department website provides a table of all vehicle examination fees.

Table of vehicle examination fees

For those appointments made at VEC, please note that your fee will not be refunded if you cancel your appointment less than 14 days before your appointment date.

Before Starting the Online Booking Process

Before you start the online application process to make a vehicle examination appointment for commercial vehicles, you should have the following items ready:

  • Either a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or a PPS account number and Internet password for payment. Both Visa and MasterCard offer additional security programs to give their cardholders extra protection when they make online payments. You must register in advance with Verified by Visa (VbV) or MasterCard® SecureCodeTM .
  • A printer to print out a hard copy of the acknowledgement page. If you do not have a printer, be sure to write down the e-service reference number.
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Preparing Your Vehicle in Advance

On the day of your appointment, you will need to take your vehicle to the VEC specified in your appointment letter. 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.

More on preparing your vehicle for inspection (pdf file)

Booking in Person

You can also book your appointment in person at one of the VECs for commercial vehicles. The link below will take you to a list of VECs with addresses and telephone numbers.

List of Government Vehicle Examination Centres

Documents to Take to Your Appointment

On the day of your appointment, be sure to take your vehicle examination appointment letter and 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: April 2017