Question: Can I Retain My Private Plate Online?

What is a number plate retention certificate?

Retention Certificates are ideal if you wish to keep the registration mark without transferring it to a vehicle – for example if you want to keep the registration as a short term investment.

Assignment certificates can be obtained in someone else’s name so they are ideal if you want to buy a registration as a gift..

Why can’t I take my private plate off online?

The usual reason is because the car is going to be sold and you don’t want lose the rights to display your personalised plate. … If your online application to take a number plate off a vehicle is successful you should receive a replacement V5C Registration Certificate (logbook) by post within five working days.

Can I change my private reg online?

registered to you – apply online or by post. a used vehicle you just bought – wait for DVLA to send you a new V5C in your name before you apply online or by post. brand new – give the dealer your V750 or V778 document and ask them to apply.

How do I transfer my number plate to another car?

If you want to transfer a number plate between cars, you’ll need to fill in a V317 form. Using this form, there are two methods: the first is to move a number plate from your old car to your new one, while the second is to keep hold of the registration using something called a retention document.

How do I transfer a number plate from a retention certificate?

If you’re still not sure, contact the DVLA for help.Step 3: Send to DVLA Swansea. Address is printed on the back of the V750 Certificate. … Step 4: Wait for DVLA. … Step 5: DVLA confirm number plate assigned. … Step 6: Replacement Documents. … Step 7: Swap your number plates. … Step 8: Tell your insurance company. … Step 9: Enjoy!

How do I transfer a private number plate to someone else?

Assigning Your Number to Someone Else You can put your private number on someone else’s vehicle via online or through post. Either way, the DVLA will send you a replacement logbook for the vehicle but with a new private number shown on it.

Can I retain my number plate online?

You can pay by debit or credit card to retain a number plate online; or a cheque, bankers draft or postal order made payable to ‘DVLA Swansea’ if you are applying to retain a number plate using a V317 form.

Can you retain an original number plate?

According to DVLA, all you need to do is “keep the original registration number” this is because the old number plate will most likely be reassigned to that same vehicle if you decide to take your personalised number plate off or decide to sell your vehicle and want to keep your new plate when you do so.

Should I get a private plate?

A personal car registration is 100% unique and will effortlessly set your car apart from others. If you like being different then a distinguishable private plate is for you. A personalised number plate allows you to be creative, have some fun and express who you are.

How long should a v5c take to arrive?

usually 4 weeksDVLA aims to send out a new V5C to you as soon as possible, usually 4 weeks after getting the old V5C from the seller. This may take longer because of coronavirus. If you do not get it within 4 weeks: complete form V62 – ‘Application for a vehicle registration certificate’

Can I sell the number plate on my car?

Selling a number plate is no more difficult than selling a car, but many people are unsure of the process and what forms need to be completed etc. … Once the number plate is off the vehicle and ‘on retention’ you can transfer it to the buyer.

Do you have to wait for v5 to put private plate on?

You’ll no longer need to wait for the vehicle registration certificate V5C (log book) to arrive in the post. Downloading the eV948 will allow you to get your number plate made up quicker with your nearest registered number plate supplier (RNPS).

What do I do if I have lost my retention certificate?

There is a specific process to replace a lost or stolen V750 certificate of entitlement or a lost retention document (V778). You would need to send a letter to DVLA Personalised Registrations to request a replacement. The ‘grantee’ is the person who has the right to use a registration number.

Can I change the grantee on a retention document?

Only the person named as Grantee is authorised to do this. The Grantee name cannot be changed. You cannot make a car look newer than it is by transferring a newer registration number to it – even if it’s a personalised one.

What is a v778 retention document?

V778 Retention Document The V778 refers to a mark previously issued by the DVLA confirming a grantee’s entitlement to the registration mark specified on the certificate. The certificate is valid for a period of 10 years and must be assigned to a vehicle prior to the expiry date as shown on the V778.

How do I get a v778 retention document?

You can send a letter to DVLA Personalised Registrations to ask for a replacement V750 or V778 if:it has not expired.you’re the person with the right to use the number (your name will have been on the V778 or V750 as the ‘grantee’)

How long can you retain a private plate?

So, currently, the retention certificate will be valid for 10 years and you can renew it completely free of charge once it has expired.

How long does a retention document last?

How long does a V778 (Retention Document) last? According to the DVLA, you must renew your right to use your private number plate every 10 years if it’s not being used on a vehicle.

How much does it cost to put private plate on retention?

Send all of the following to DVLA : a V317 ‘transfer or retain a vehicle registration number’ form – the address is on the form. the vehicle’s log book (V5C) or green ‘new keeper’ slip with a completed V62 ‘application for a vehicle registration certificate V5C’ the £80 transfer fee.