Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Europe > Portugal
Reload this Page >

IPO [MOT] schedule

IPO [MOT] schedule

Old Jul 24th 2020, 5:50 pm
  #1  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
liveaboard's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,261
liveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond repute
Default IPO [MOT] schedule

My car should have the IPO done in August, but during the lockdown the schedule was bumped forward a couple of months.
Does anyone know what the situation is with that now?
Do I have extra time?

I used to just go to the IPO station in Portimao, do I need an appointment now or can I just turn up like before?
liveaboard is offline  
Old Jul 25th 2020, 6:51 am
  #2  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: East Algarve
Posts: 506
BillBullock has a reputation beyond reputeBillBullock has a reputation beyond reputeBillBullock has a reputation beyond reputeBillBullock has a reputation beyond reputeBillBullock has a reputation beyond reputeBillBullock has a reputation beyond reputeBillBullock has a reputation beyond reputeBillBullock has a reputation beyond reputeBillBullock has a reputation beyond reputeBillBullock has a reputation beyond reputeBillBullock has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: IPO [MOT] schedule

I don't know about Portimão, but Olhão is back to normal except for social distancing and face coverings. I have taken my cars to be tested in the month they are due.
BillBullock is offline  
Old Jul 25th 2020, 12:11 pm
  #3  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
liveaboard's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,261
liveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: IPO [MOT] schedule

Usually I get it done well early, so I have time to look after any problems without getting stressed for time.
But with the virus and all, I'm running a little late this year.
I need to get the car into my workshop for a few hours to give it a once-over, but the tractor is in there with the wheels off.
liveaboard is offline  
Old Jul 26th 2020, 9:44 am
  #4  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 127
Rambling archer is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: IPO [MOT] schedule

Incidentally - do IMT send out reminders that one's test is due or is it up to yourself to remember? Does anyone know if there are delays in Central Portugal - Tomar/Alvaiazere for example?
Rambling archer is offline  
Old Jul 26th 2020, 9:51 am
  #5  
Who - me?
 
Red Eric's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Location: Arcos de Valdevez "Onde Portugal se fez"
Posts: 12,364
Red Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: IPO [MOT] schedule

Originally Posted by Rambling archer View Post
Incidentally - do IMT send out reminders that one's test is due or is it up to yourself to remember? Does anyone know if there are delays in Central Portugal - Tomar/Alvaiazere for example?
IMT doesn't but whichever test centre you use might well do once you've used them the first time. Mine certainly does.

Best to be aware for yourself, though rather than relying on a reminder which might not be issued or fail to be delivered for one reason or another.
Red Eric is offline  
Old Jul 26th 2020, 12:20 pm
  #6  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
liveaboard's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,261
liveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond reputeliveaboard has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: IPO [MOT] schedule

My test center used to send them out, but this year they did not.
No one reminds you about the road tax either, and the fine is nasty if you're even a day late, even if you didn't use the car on the road.
The tax has to be paid before the end of the relevant month but the IPO is to the exact day of the month.
Normally both the same month, but if it was imported used then one of those is the first registration date in Portugal and the other is the first registration date anywhere, but which one is which I can never keep straight.

So be careful!
liveaboard is offline  
Old Jul 26th 2020, 12:53 pm
  #7  
Who - me?
 
Red Eric's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Location: Arcos de Valdevez "Onde Portugal se fez"
Posts: 12,364
Red Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond reputeRed Eric has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: IPO [MOT] schedule

Originally Posted by liveaboard View Post
No one reminds you about the road tax either, and the fine is nasty if you're even a day late, even if you didn't use the car on the road.
I get email reminders from AT about that one.

It should be pretty easy to set up if you've got online access to the Portal, where you can also see alerts about actions pending on your account. It's an option on the contact details page.
Red Eric is offline  
Old Jul 27th 2020, 9:57 am
  #8  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 127
Rambling archer is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: IPO [MOT] schedule

OK - thanks all ....
Rambling archer is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.