RegTransfers

Reg Transfers

The registration plate transfer process is easy but can be daunting if you've never done it before. Here we will explain in detail the procedures involved with assigning, transfering and retaining personalised number plates.

When you buy a personalised number, you're infact buying the right to assign the number to a vehicle and display it on it's number plates. The vehicle can be registered in your name, or the name of someone else ('the nominee')

 

Assigning a personalised number to a vehicle.

If you have bought a personalised number, you'll need to apply to DVLA to assign it to a vehicle. It can be used on a vehicle that is registerested or about to be registered, taxed and used in Great Britain.

You will need the following:

  • the V750 certificate of entitlment or the V778 retention documentsigned by the person named on the top of the certificate.
  • the log book (V5C) or the new keeper suppliment with a completed V62 'application for a vehicle registration certificate V5C' form.
  • an MOT test certificate for vehicles over 3 years old (1 year for heavy goods vehicles)

 

**Pre 1960 vehicles NEED a valid MOT to assign a registration mark**

You can't:

  • put a personalised registration number onto a 'Q' number plate.
  • make the vehicle look newer than it actually is.

 

 

Adding a nominee or taxing your vehicle when you assign the number.

You can add a nominee when assining the registration number by:

  • completeing section 2 of the V750 or V778
  • enclosing the £25 nominee fee by cheque payable to DVLA

 

If you need to tax the vehicle at the same time you will need:

  • a completed V10 'application for a tax disc'
  • a certificate of insurance or a valid cover note for the vehicle.
  • a cheque for the correct vehicle tax

 

 Renewing or updating your V750/V778

If you don't assign your number to a vehicle and the certificate of entitlement is about to run out you will receive a reminder from us. You can renew it for up to 3 years - otherwise you will lose the right to assign it to your vehicle.

 

Service Fee
Renew your V750/V778 £25 per year*
Add or change nominee £25*
Change details or replace lost or stolen certificate £25*

 

Transfering a registration number

You can transfer your registration:

  • from your vehicle to another one in your name.
  • to a vehicle you're buying.
  • to someone else's vehicle.

 

You can't transfer a registration number:

  • starting with 'Q' or 'NIQ' for Northern Ireland registered vehicles
  • if it will make the vehicle it's being transfered to look younger.

 

Both Vehicles must be:

  • registered with DVLA.
  • availabel for inspection
  • of a type that needs

 

Both vehicles should be currently taxed. However, if the vehicle that currently has the registration number is not taxed, you can still apply as long as:

  • the tax disc has run out in the last 12 months.
  • ther's no break between the date the tax disc runs out ans the start of the SORN

 

How to transfer a registration number.

You'll need to complete a V317 'application to transfer or retain a vehicle registration number' - if the number is being transfered to someone else's vehicle, then both registered keepers must complete the application.

 

Download 'application to transfer or retain a vehicle registration number - V317'

 

You should also include:

 

Download 'application form for a vehicle registration certificate V5C - V62'

 

If either vehicle needs taxing you will also need to enclose:

  • a completed V10 'application for a tax disc'
  • a certificate of insurance or valid cover for the vehicle.
  • the correct vehicle tax fee.

Download 'application for a tax disc - V10'

 
Retainig a registration number

If you're the registered keeper of a vehicle, you can apply to remove a registration number form the vehicle and hold it on a retention document (V778) for 1, 2 or 3 years.

You can retain the registration in your name or someone else's name. This costs:

  • £105 for 1 year
  • £130 for 2 years
  • £155 for 3 years

 

To retain the registration number, the vehicle must be:

  • registered with DVLA
  • available for inspection
  • of a type that needs an MOT test certificate

 

The vehicle should also be taxed, unless:

  • there's no break between the date the tax runs out and the start of the SORN
  • the tax disc has run out in the last 12 months.

Send the following to your nearest DVLA local office or you can apply in person:

  • a completed V317 'application to transfer or retain a vehicle registration number' form.
  • the registration certificate for the vehicle or the new keeper supplement with a completed V62 'application for a vehicle registration number' form.
  • an MOT test certificate for the vehicle (if applicable)
  • the fee, payable by cheque to DVLA.

If the vehicle also need taxing you will need to include:

  • a completed V10 'application for a tax disc'
  • a certificate of insurance or valid cover note.
  • the vehicle tax fee
Left-Column-Banner---Don't-Delete
Social
Twitter

Call us and talk to an advisor today
01296 341111
Open 8am - 10pm 7 days a week

 

test