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- How long does it take to transfer a private plate?
- My V5 vehicle registration document (log book) states that the registration mark is non-transferrable. Can I still transfer a private number plate to my vehicle?
- What happens to the current registration mark when I transfer a new one to my vehicle?
- What payment methods do you accept?
- What happens if I need to tax or re-MOT my vehicle during the transfer of my personalised plate?
- My vehicle’s windows are etched. Does this guarantee the re-assignment of the current registration to my vehicle if I subsequently re-transfer my cherished plate?
- If my vehicle already has a cherished registration number, can I transfer both marks simultaneously?
- I am buying a new, unregistered vehicle. Can I transfer a personal plate straight to it?
- Do my insurers need to know about my new personalised number plate?
- What documents do I need to transfer a new registration mark?
- I would like to do the transfer myself after ordering my personal registration. What happens after I have placed my order?
- Can I put any number plate on my car? (Are there any restrictions?)
- Can I buy a registration as a gift and keep it until I am ready to present it?
- After purchasing a personalised registration, do I have to assign it to a vehicle immediately?
What documents do I need to transfer a new registration mark?
Whether you do it yourself or request us to handle the transfer for you, you will need to have available the following documents of the recipient vehicle:
- V5 registration document (also known as the ‘logbook’).
- MOT certificate (if applicable).
- The expiry date of the vehicle's tax disc.
- The V750 or V778 certificate holding the registration mark.
In the case of a vehicle-to-vehicle transfer, the additional vehicle’s documents would also be required. Note that you do not need to post your tax disc anywhere. It's only necessary to provide the expiry date. However, when a replacement tax disc is issued, the old one should be posted to the DVLA, for which an envelope is usually provided by the DVLA in due course.