Fahas in Saudi Arabia
Driving a vehicle in Saudi Arabia requires an FAHAS or Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection (MVPI) certificate. Fahas is valid for one year and required to renew every year. In order to renew Istimara or Vehicle Registration Fahas is Mandatory.
Fahas is also mandatory to sell the vehicle or change ownership of the vehicle.
Fahas for Brand New Vehicle
As per article 26 of Traffic Rules, the periodic technical inspection of private brand new vehicles shall take place after completing three years of its registration for the first time.
Required documents to perform Fahas
- Istimara (Vehicle Registration)
Timing to Perform Fahas
- Sunday to Thursday: 07:00 AM to 04:15 PM
- Friday: Off
- Saturday: 7:00 AM to 02:15 PM
Procedure of Fahas in Saudi Arabia (MVPI)
To perform fahas visit your nearest Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection (MVPI) center
Go to the the cash counter and you will need to present your Iqama, Istamara and fees for car inspection (Less than SR 1000.
Once the payment is made, you can move to the inspection shed.
At the inspection shed, you will be asked to come out of the vehicle and give the slip to the vehicle inspector.
You will need to leave the lane and travel on foot to the area dedicated to pedestrian passing.
The car will go through 4 inspection points. It will hardly take 10 minutes.
Once all the inspections are done you will be given a paper specifying if the test is clear or not. If in case there is any problem you will have 2 weeks to fix the issue and come back to perform Fahas again.
If the problem is minor such as some bulb is fused or there is some problem with the brake, then just outside the Fahas facility there are a number of mechanics available to fix the issue.