How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?

In Saudi Arabia, ensuring the safety of vehicles on the road is a top priority.

The Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection (MVPI), commonly known as Fahas, plays a crucial role in achieving this objective.

Yearly inspections help identify and rectify potential vehicle defects, thereby minimizing the risk of accidents and promoting road safety.

Recently my MVPI was about to expire, I have to go-through the process and found out that to facilitate the Fahas process, the Saudi government has introduced a user-friendly online booking system, allowing us (vehicle owners) to schedule their inspections conveniently.

Additionally, a lot of options are available as well, like cancelling or updating existing appointments.

So, I thought to guide you through the step-by-step procedures for booking, cancelling, and updating Fahas appointments, let’s dive!

Book MVPI / Fahas Appointment Online

1. Visit the MVPI Booking Platform

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • The first step to booking your MVPI appointment is to visit the official booking platform: https://vi.vsafety.sa/en.
  • You can access this platform using a web browser on your computer or smartphone.
    • In my case, I’m using web browser.

2. Click on Book Appointment

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • Now click on book appointment’s green button which can be located in the right bottom of the page, as shown in the image above.

3. Enter your Personal Information

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • Enter your Name, Mobile Number and Email (Optional) in the personal information section on the following page.
    • Note: There is option to authorize someone else to do the Fahas on your behalf, if you’ll click that, you need to enter his / her information as well.

4. Enter your Vehicle Information

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • Once you’re done with the personal information, you need to enter vehicle information.
  • Select License Status, either the vehicle is registered or not.
  • Select Registration Country, Plate Number, Registration Type.

5. Select Service Center

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • Select Vehicle Type, I selected Private as it’s my personal vehicle.
  • Select “The Periodic Inspection Service” from Inspection Service Type as we are going for the first time, not for the re-inspection.
  • Select Region.
  • Now you need to select service center according to your preference.
    • For example, it should be nearby your home.

6. Select Inspection Time and Date

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • Now, select your preffered inspection date and inspection time.
  • Click on I’m not a Robot to verify captcha code and Click Next.

7. Enter OTP Verification

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • Once you clicked the next button, you’ll be shown with a pop-up.
  • Enter the OTP you recieved in your mobile number and click confirm.

8. Appointment Booked

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • Your appointment has been booked successfully.
    • You can see in the image, your booking reference and QR code will be shown.
    • Also you’ll receive an SMS.
  • Now head over to do the Fahas of your vehicle.

Update MVPI / Fahas Appointment Online

1. Visit the MVPI Platform to Edit Appointment

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • The first step to edit your Fahas appointment is to visit the official booking platform: https://vi.vsafety.sa/en.
  • Now click on Edit Appointment.

2. Enter Booking Reference and Mobile Number

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • Enter your Appointment Reference
  • Enter your Mobile Number
  • Click on I’m not a Robot to verify captcha code.
  • Finally, Click Next.

3. Enter Verification Code

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • You’ll receive an SMS that will have your OTP.
  • Enter OTP and click on Confirm.

4. Edit your Appointment

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • On the following page, you can edit your appointment.
  • Like, you can authorize someone on your behalf to do the Fahas.
  • Or you can edit service center location.
  • Also, you can edit Time and Date.

5. Click Next to Finish your Edit

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • Once you have carefully verified the information.
  • Click “Next” button and you’ll receive the booking reference number and QR code.

Cancel MVPI / Fahas Appointment Online

1. Visit the MVPI Platform to Cancel Appointment

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • The first step to cancel your MVPI appointment is to visit the official MVPI booking platform: https://vi.vsafety.sa/en.
  • Now click on Edit Appointment.

2. Enter Booking Reference and Mobile Number

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • Enter your Appointment Reference.
  • Enter your Mobile Number.
  • Click on I’m not a Robot to verify captcha code.
  • Finally, Click Next.

3. Enter Verification Code

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • You’ll receive an SMS that will have your OTP.
  • Enter OTP and click on Confirm.

4. You appointment has been Cancelled successfully

How to Book, Update or Cancel MVPI (Fahas) Appointment?
  • Your appointment will be cancelled successfully.
  • You’ll receive confirmation of cancellation through your SMS.

Important Aspects

  • Online appointment bookings for MVPI became mandatory from May 1, 2023. – Saudi Gazette
  • Appointments are available at a rate of 50 percent of the available tracks of MVPI stations across all regions of the Kingdom.
  • Please note that if any defects are found, your vehicle will not pass the inspection and must be repaired before it can be re-inspected.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the MVPI (Fahas) inspection?

The MVPI (Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection), commonly known as Fahas, is a mandatory inspection for all vehicles registered in Saudi Arabia. The inspection aims to ensure that vehicles meet the required safety standards and are roadworthy.

How often do I need to get my vehicle inspected?

The frequency of MVPI inspections depends on the vehicle type and age. For private cars, the inspection is not required for vehicles up to five years old and every year for vehicles older than five years.

What documents do I need to bring for my MVPI appointment?

For your MVPI appointment, you will need to bring the following documents:
Vehicle registration (istimara)
National ID (for Saudi citizens) or Saudi Iqama (for expatriates)

What is the cost of the MVPI inspection?

The cost of the MVPI inspection varies depending on the vehicle type. For private cars, the inspection fee is SR 115.00 incl. VAT.

What is the cost of the MVPI re-inspection?

The cost of the MVPI re-inspection varies depending on the vehicle type. For private cars, the re-inspection fee is SR 37.95 incl. VAT.

What is the validity of MVPI?

The MVPI’s validity is one Hijri year.

Final Words

Booking your Motor Vehicle Periodic Inspection (Fahas) online is a simple and convenient process that ensures your vehicle complies with safety and environmental standards. 

By following the steps I mentioned in this guide, you can efficiently book your appointment and contribute to safer roads in the Kingdom.

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