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General information

General overview

All motor vehicles with a VRN in Hungary are subject to periodic technical inspection, which should take place before the expiry date of the registration certificate. Once a vehicle passes a roadworthiness test, the inspection station that carried out the test issues a roadworthiness certificate. It also issues the proof of test, which is a long number, the next inspection date and a stamp in the vehicle licence document.


Test frequency

Categories or types of vehicles  First mandatory test Subsequent tests
M1, N1, L3e, L4e, L5e, L7e , O1, O2, T1-T5 and campers weighing less than 3 500 kg Within four years after the date of first registration Every two years
Ambulances, police vehicles (vehicles with emergency light bar), M1 used as taxis, race cars Within one year after the date of first registration Every year
M2, M3, N2, N3, О3, О4 and campers weighing more than 3 500 kg Within one year after the date of first registration Every year
Vehicles of historical interest --- Every five years

The deadline of the periodic inspection for a new vehicle is to be calculated from the date of entry into service in road traffic, and in the case of a used vehicle, from the day before registration.





Responsible authorities

Roadworthiness certificates are issued by a technical examiner authorised by the Road Transport Office of the National Transport Authority. They are issued at an inspection station with an official contract for vehicle inspection and recording of the measurement data.


Websites  (Hungarian)


Major changes

As of 01/01/2016, Roadworthiness Certificates are mandatory under the provisions of Decree 5/1990 on the technical examination of road vehicles (IV.12.). As of 01/01/2016 there is no longer a proof-of-test sticker on the number plate. As of 01/01/2017 the proof-of-test sticker has been replaced by a long number, date and stamp added to the vehicle registration certificate.


Issued documents