Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection (Fahas) In KSA

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How to get Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection (MVPI) or Fahas certificate, its procedures and fees in Saudi Arabia, KSA.

In Saudi Arabia, the Director-general of Traffic launched an effective service called Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection KSA. To drive a vehicle in Saudi Arabia, one must have a valid “Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection (MVPI)” certificate, commonly known as Fahas.  

MVPI helps to keep your vehicles safe by detecting mechanical malfunctions early so they can get repaired before they cause severe damage.

Vehicles that fail the inspection due to defects will only be re-inspected once they have been repaired. There is only a one-year validity period for Fahas, and they must be renewed each year.

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Procedure for MVPI test in Saudi Arabia

Before going to the MVPI center, it is essential to ensure your vehicle is Fahas-ready. You need to check your brake lights, headlights, hazard lights, tires, sunglass frames, and side mirrors and look out for any dents.

Also, wash your car thoroughly. It is also possible for your vehicle to fail the test for other reasons, but these are some of the more important ones.

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Now to get your vehicle inspected, go to your nearest MVPI center. When you reach there, go to the cash counter, pay the inspection fees and present your documents (iqama and vehicle registration).

Inspection fees are according to your vehicle type and inspection number. In the case of a first-time inspection, the cost will be higher; however, in the case of a re-inspection, the fee will be lower.

After paying the inspection fees, you can head to the inspection shed, where the MVPI team will inspect your vehicle. After MVPI inspection, you’ll receive an inspection report (a certificate). In case of defects, Fahas can be repeated after two weeks. 

Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection (Fahas) Fees

  • Fees for inspections of small vehicles are SR 73, and SR 24 for re-inspection
  • The small truck inspection fee is SR 96, and the re-inspection fee is SR 29
  • The Medium Bus inspection fee is SR 141, and the re-inspection fee is 42
  • The Large truck inspection fee is SR 205, and the re-inspection fee is SR 62
  • The motorcycle inspection fee is SR 35, and the re-inspection fee is SR 12

Documents required to perform Fahas

  • Iqama (identity card)
  • Vehicle Registration Card (Istamara)
  • Driving license

MVPI timings

The timing of the MVPI centers is almost the same regardless of the location. The timings are from 7 AM to 4:15 PM on weekdays and Sundays and 7 AM to 2:15 PM on Saturdays. Friday is a non-working day.

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Fahas expiry fine

The validity of the Fahas certificate is one year. If you drive your vehicle with an expired Fahas, traffic police can charge you with a fine of SR 150.

Can someone else drive my car to MVPI for inspection?

Only owners, first-degree relatives, or authorized vehicle drivers can bring it for periodic inspection.

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