askMID.com — Stay Insured. Stay Legal

Check if your vehicle is on the Motor Insurance Database today...

This form allows you to do a free check to ensure your own vehicle is on the Motor Insurance Database (MID). If you need to check whether someone else’s vehicle is insured in the event of an accident please visit the askMID ’Other Vehicle’ Look-up facility.
If you have a new policy or have recently made any changes to it, please note that the MID is not instantly updated with your policy record and may take a few days before being recorded on the MID.

The law on motor insurance has changed. If you own a vehicle and it is registered in your name, unless it has been declared as “off the road” with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) with the DVLA, it must be insured at all times.

As part of the Continuous Insurance Enforcement policy, a letter is sent to registered keepers if their vehicle is not on the MID and appears NOT to have insurance.
This will be enforced by way of a fixed penalty notice or prosecution if the vehicle continues to appear uninsured on the MID.

WARNING – If your vehicle details are not on the MID you are at risk of being fined and facing court prosecution. You may also be stopped by the police and have your vehicle impounded, and possibly disposed of, if proof of insurance cannot be provided.

For more information about staying insured please visit www.direct.gov.uk/stayinsured
Checking your vehicle is on the MID
1. Enter your Vehicle Registration Number (VRN)
2. Data Protection Declaration and Vehicle Ownership Statement
I am entitled to the insurance information about the vehicle detailed above for one or more of the following reasons: It is either registered/ owned/ insured by me or my employer; I am permitted to drive it; I am an Insurance Broker or agent and acting on behalf of my client.

I understand it is an offence to wrongfully obtain information of this nature without any of the above reasonable causes. If I fail to provide true reasons for acquiring this information I may be committing an offence of unlawfully obtaining data contrary to section 55 of the Data protection Act 1998. I declare that the information provided will not be used for any purposes unrelated to this enquiry.
3. Enter the security code characters displayed
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4. Click askMID to check your vehicle is on the MID