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Procedure for FAHAS (MVPI Test) in Saudi Arabia


Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection (MVPI) or FAHAS certificate is required to drive a vehicle in Saudi Arabia. FAHAS is valid for one year and needs to be renewed every year and it is mandatory to renew Istimara or vehicle registration in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, Fahas is also mandatory to sell 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. Also Read: How to Check Fahas Validity Online

Required documents

  • Istimara (Vehicle Registration)
  • Iqama


  • Sunday to Thursday: 07:00 AM to 04:15 PM
  • Friday: Off
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM to 02:15 PM

Procedure for FAHAS in Saudi Arabia (MVPI Test)

To perform MVPI go to your nearest Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection center

At the cash counter, you will need to present your Iqama, Istamara card (vehicle registration), 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 the result. If in case there is any problem you will have two weeks of time to fix the issue and come back to perform FAHAS again.

If the problem is minor, such as some bulbs blown or there is some problem with the brakes, then just outside the FAHAS facility, there will be a number of mechanics available to fix the issue. You can fix the vehicle from there and be able to complete the FAHAS on the same day. 


Mohammed Ameen is a blogger and SEO specialist with more than ten years of living experience in the Middle East. He has a postgraduate degree in business administration and is passionate about blogging and travelling.
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