In part 2 we set out a step by step guide of what you need to do to obtain your Turkish MOT and what the outcomes of the test are (Updated November 2010).


In part 2 we set out a step by step guide of what you need to do to obtain your Turkish MOT and what the outcomes of the test are.

[span class=notice]Update November 2010[/span]

[important title=Part 1?]If you haven’t done so already please read Part 1 of our guide here that will provide you with essential background information for the test.[/important]

Step 1 – Check Your Paper Work

Make sure you have the following items:

1. Traffic registration document for your vehicle

2. Traffic Form (The other small form where the visa is noted) that should also include an up to date exhaust emissions test stamp/sticker (See part 1 for more details on the emissions test),

3. Valid Third Party insurance certificate (Trafik Sigortasi).

Double check the registration agrees with your vehicle or your vehicle won’t be accepted for the test.

Also check the dates too to make sure you have the correct policy and not an old one you may have picked up by mistake.

Step 2 – Check your Vehicle for Simple Faults

Have you been meaning to get that cracked windscreen fixed or that broken bulb replaced?

Repairing the obvious may sound just that but it could save time if you get them fixed before taking the test rather than fail and have to return again.

It could also be worth taking your car for a service and pre test check again to save time.

Step 3 – Name the Day

When you know when your visa is due set a date when you plan to get the test done.  (See part 1 for more information on when the test is due)

Note: Although the testing station is open on Saturday’s the Maliye (Tax office) isn’t.

Watch out for public holidays too when the Maliye and testing station will be closed.

You can now book an appointment online to save waiting around for ages in a queue. Click here and follow the process. It’s in Turkish so you’ll need to have your English/Turkish dictionary to hand. You’ll also need your vehicle plate number and registration numbers to complete the process. You don’t need to put in the Kimlik number if you have a MA, MB etc plate to leave that section blank.

Step 4 – Gather your paperwork and visit the Maliye (Tax Office) in Fethiye.

You only need to do this if you have an outstanding tax or fines to pay.

To find the Maliye in Fethiye you may find map useful. It can be found here.

The Maliye is open at 8:00am Monday to Friday.

As you enter the building from the front (towards the sea) take the entrance on the right.

On the ground floor as you enter is a desk on the left with an “MTV” sign above it.

Ask if you have any outstanding debts and if so pay them.

You can also check if you have any outstanding debts online. See the online reservation link above to find that website.

Step 5 – Go to the Testing Station

The nearest visa testing station to Fethiye is on the Antalya Road near Esen.

See our map here for the exact location.

The testing station is on your left when approaching from Fethiye and you’ll see the sign as shown in the picture.

Park outside the main building as directed by the security guard or, if busy, park anywhere outside the testing station and go to step 6. The parking outside doesn’t represent a queue just a holding area.

If you have made an appointment take your booking receipt to the guard and wait to be called.

If you didn’t book then be prepared for a long wait!

Step 6 – Present your vehicle paper work and pay the testing fee

The admin office is next to the testing garage in the same building.

If you didn’t book – As you enter the office on your left is a ticket machine. Take a ticket and wait for your number to be shown on the electronic board.

When your number comes up present your paper work to the clerk:

1. Traffic registration document,

2. Traffic Form (The other small form where the visa is noted) that should include an up to date exhaust emissions test stamp/sticker,

3. Valid Third Party insurance certificate (trafik Sigortasi).

The clerk will check all the details are correct and, if they are, will request your test fee:

Scooter, motor bike 64.90TL in 2010 (63.72 TL in 2009)
Cars, vans, van derived cars 126.26 TL in 2010 (123.90 TL in 2009)


A receipt will be given to you and your test will be queued on the computer system. If you booked you will already be in the system!

When your turn comes one of the testing staff will call your name, or if they can’t pronounce your name, your registration.

Step 7 – The Test

Drive your vehicle into the compound and park where directed.

The member of the testing staff will then begin the test. Make sure you show them where your traffic set is stowed (first aid kit, fire extinguisher etc) to save time.

Your vehicle will later move into the testing station building whilst you wait outside.

When the test is completed the vehicle testing person will come and find you.

Step 8 – The Verdict

You will be handed:

1. Your vehicle documents and,

2. A testing report (Arac Muayene Raporu) showing the test outcome see below.

Visa Test Outcomes:

Kusursuz – No faults

– A sticker will be placed on front registration plate or back if a scooter/motor bike.
– Another sticker will be placed on vehicle reg. document with date next visa test is due.
– A report of test outcomes will be given to owner/person presenting vehicle for testing.
– This report should be retained until the next test takes place.
– When attending for the next test previous report must be presented.

Hafif kusuru – slight faults, not serious enough to warrant failure & retesting

Bullets exactly as ‘no faults’ above.

Agir kusuru – serious faults needing immediate attention.

– A sticker will be placed on the test report listing the faults.
– The owner has one month to rectify faults and present vehicle for retesting free of charge.
– If it fails again, or is not re-tested within one month, the full test fee must be paid.
– The report must be brought to the next test.
– During the period between failure and passing the test the vehicle does not have a visa.

Emniyetsiz – Unsafe.  Vehicle is considered dangerous to property and people.

The condition of the vehicle will be reported to the nearest traffic police station.
A report will be given stating the vehicle is unsafe.

The remaining bullets as in Agir kusuru above.

[span class=alert]IMPORTANT – Remember to hang on to the notice to be able to claim the free retest.[/span]

And that completes our DIY guide!

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