Reminder

6 weeks before the PTI or MOT of your vehicle expires, RDW (the Netherlands Vehicle Authority) will send you a letter to remind you of the inspection. You will receive this reminder by post or in your Message Box should you have selected this option. As the owner of a vehicle, you are always responsible for having a vehicle inspected on time.

Example letter to remind you of the inspection

Voorbeeld APK herinneringsbrief

No guarantee

The PTI represents a moment in time. This inspection does not guarantee that your vehicle will remain safe for the rest of the year and that no maintenance is required for a year. Regular inspections and maintenance of your vehicle are essential at all times. Here you can read what you can do yourself to ensure the safety of your vehicle.

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    Inspections in the Netherlands

    1. If your vehicle requires it’s inspection, make an appointment with an RDW-approved PTI company. You can recognise such a company by the approval sign with the text ‘RDW erkend’ (RDW-approved) and a sticker with the text ‘PTI light vehicles’ (APK lichte voertuigen) or ‘PTI heavy vehicles’ (APK zware voertuigen).
    2. The inspector of the PTI company will inspect the vehicle.
    3. The costs of an inspection vary per company.
    4. After the inspection, you should always receive an inspection report (including in case of rejection).

    RDW check

    By conducting random tests, RDW checks whether the inspections are performed properly. If your vehicle is selected for a random test, you are legally obliged to cooperate. The RDW inspector will be on site within 90 minutes. He will then perform the check.

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    Inspections in Spain

    Outside the Netherlands, PTI inspections can only be performed in Belgium and Spain. The PTI inspection requirements in Spain differ from those in the Netherlands. You can inquire about the requirements at the location of your choice. In Spain, you are also required to show the original registration certificate during the inspection. If the vehicle is registered in the Netherlands as a taxi, the PTI inspection may not be performed in Spain.

    Upon approval, the completion of the vehicle inspection is notified online to the RDW and you will receive a PTI inspection report. Please make sure that in addition to the Spanish report, you also receive the Dutch inspection report. If the vehicle is rejected, you must repair it or have it repaired and then have it re-inspected.  

    Accessibility Spanish inspection stations

    The Spanish inspection stations do not reside under the responsibility of the RDW. If they cannot be reached or fail to respond, the RDW will not be able to mediate.

    Tips for filling in Spanish web forms

    • Spanish phone numbers always consist of 9 digits.
    • Enter your mobile phone number without the 0 in front.
    • Enter the ‘date-first-licensed’ on a Spanish form with a slash between the numbers. In other words, not 20-9-2019, but 20/9/2019.

    Barcelona

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    By entering your Dutch registration certificate, you can make an appointment online via the TUV Rheinland website.
    Polígono Industrial Sant Mame
    Calle Amposta, 2
    08190 Sant Cugat del Vallès
    Telephone: +34 902 790 791 or +34 936 756 901
    Fax: +34 935 900 113

    Alicante

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    You can contact them by telephone. Unfortunately, making an appointment online is not possible.
    Estación ITV de Alicante
    Pol. Ind. Pla de la Vallonga, C/Nieve, Nº 7
    03006 Alicante
    Telephone: +34 902 196 196

    Benidorm

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    You can contact them by telephone. Unfortunately, making an appointment online is not possible.
    Avenida de la Comunidad Valenciana s/n
    03500 Benidorm 
    Telephone: +34 966 831 102

    Marbella

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    You can make an appointment online (entering your Dutch registration certificate) at the PTI station of your choice.
    Polígono Industrial San Pedro de Alcántara,
    parcela 25
    29670 Marbella
    Telephone: +34 955 044 070 or +34 951 216 991
    Fax: +34 951 506 018

    Motril

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    You can make an appointment online (entering your Dutch registration certificate) at the PTI station of your choice.
    Carretera Almería 
    Km. 1.3
    18600 Motril
    Telephone: +34 955 044 070 or +34 958 109 078 
    Fax: +34 958 948 061

    Sevilla

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    You can make an appointment online (entering your Dutch registration certificate) at the PTI station of your choice.
    Polígono Industrial El Pino.
    Calle Pino Central, parcela 16-18
    41016 Sevilla
    Telephone: +34 955 044 070 or +34 955 118 797
    Fax: +34 955 118 021

     

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    Inspections in Belgium

    Outside the Netherlands, PTI inspections can only be performed in Belgium and Spain. Upon approval in Belgium, the completion of the vehicle inspection is notified online to the RDW and you will receive a Dutch PTI inspection report. In the event the vehicle is rejected, the vehicle will be registered in the vehicle registration register as rejected. In such a case, you must have the vehicle repaired. After the vehicle has been repaired, the PTI must be repeated. 

    These are the companies in Belgium you can go for a PTI inspection:

    Company headquarters:

    Autoveiligheid NV. and Bureau voor Technische Controle NV.
    Lammerdries 7
    2440 GEEL

    Inspection centres:

    BTC NV. Antwerp Noorderlaan 34-36 2060 ANTWERP
    BTC NV. Brasschaat Sint-Jobsesteenweg 134 2930 BRASSCHAAT
    Autoveiligheid NV. Turnhout Veedijk 40 2300 TURNHOUT
    Autoveiligheid NV. As Lanklaarseweg 5 3668 AS
    Autoveiligheid NV. Hechtel-Eksel Eindhovensebaan 50 3941 HECHTEL-EKSEL

    Company headquarters:

    S.B.A.T. NV.
    Poortakkerstraat 129
    9051 SINT-DENIJS-WESTREM

    Inspection centres:

    S.B.A.T. NV. Stekene Industrial Zone Kleine Akker Zavelstraat 25 9190 STEKENE
    S.B.A.T. NV. Eeklo Industrielaan 15 9900 EEKLO
    S.B.A.T. NV. Nazareth Industrial Park “De Prijkels” Venecoweg 16 9810 NAZARETH
    S.B.A.T. NV. Dendermonde Industrial Zone Hoogveld Cooremannekens 12 9200 DENDERMONDE

    Company headquarters:

    Keuringsbureau Motorvoertuigen NV.
    Zandvoordestraat 442 A
    8400 OSTEND

    Inspection centres:

    KM. NV. Ostend Zandvoordestraat 442 A 8400 OSTEND
    KM. NV. Bruges Colvestraat 29 8000 BRUGES
    KM. NV. Deerlijk Pontstraat 87 8540 DEERLIJK