How long does a safety certificate last?

CalendarIn the case of a private sale the safety certificate is valid for a period of two months or 2,000 km, which ever comes first (from the date of issue)
For motor dealers the safety certificate is valid for three months or 1,000 km, which ever comes first (from the date of issue)

You should check that the certificate is valid, and has sufficient remaining life to complete the transaction before you commit to the purchase, as the transfer of registration cannot be completed without one.

You can use the same safety certificate to register an unregistered vehicle and then transfer the registration, as long as you complete this before the expiry date of the certificate.

Each time a vehicle is sold, a new safety certificate is required. A safety certificate can only be used once to transfer registration.