How do you know if your car is on the Motor Insurance Database?

November 2, 2017 · Posted in FAQ 
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KaThRyN89 asked:

I just insured my car 2day… i want tax tomorrow but i need the insurance papers (which I dont have YET however the car is insured) or my car needs to be on the motor insurance database… when is your insurance placed on this database?!?! Wb xXx
Sorry i forget to say… i live in northern ireland!

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8 Responses to “How do you know if your car is on the Motor Insurance Database?”

  1. Sparkle on May 20th, 2010 9:37 pm

    There will be a time as well as a date for the start of your insurance. As long as you are within this time you are covered by your insurers. This means your insurance will automatically be on the motor insurance database.

  2. entidtil on May 22nd, 2010 4:06 am

    It would be impossible to answer until you tell us what country you are talking about

  3. EvelynThe ModifiedDog. on May 23rd, 2010 10:54 am

    Dunno if it works for NI, but this site will tell you.

  4. Bardic on May 25th, 2010 11:17 am

    How long it takes relates to how long it takes the insurers to put it there. Sometimes it’s virtually instantaneous, sometimes it takes a while for them to get finger to keyboard. Just check on the askmid site as already quoted. Askmid covers the whole of the UK.

  5. WAYNE C on May 27th, 2010 7:03 am

    if you tax it on line you will not need your insurance papers only the reminder.

  6. Oracle on May 30th, 2010 6:08 pm

    You won’t be able to tax the car on-line yet as all the relevant details (owner, insurance, MOT etc) will take some time to be fully uploaded onto the MID. Your next tax renewal (whether it be 6 or 12 months time) should be possible on-line.

    You will need proof of insurance (either a Cover Note or valid Certificate of Insurance) to tax the car this time round, along with a valid MOT Certificate (if applicable) and necessary DVLA form.

  7. brainwrong_danj on May 31st, 2010 12:05 pm

    When you insure your car, the insurance compny are obliged by law to enter the vehicle on the MID.

    HOWEVER, this is not done manually as soon as you have bought the insurance. It is done by electronic transfer usually overnight, every 24 hours.

    It can take up to 7 days for your vehicle to show on the MID. However, you should get your certificate of insurance within 48 hours in the post and once you have it you can tax the car at a post office.

  8. Amy H on June 2nd, 2010 4:05 pm

    go to follow the instructions on the screen and it will tell you on there.

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