Question: Can I Put My Private Plate On My Car Straight Away?

How do I transfer my private plate to a new 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..

Does having a private number plate increase insurance?

No. You are required by law to display a registration mark on your vehicle. A private number plate should not be considered a vehicle modification and your insurer should not change your premium as a result.

Can I put a private plate on with the green slip?

DVLA V62 form You can still apply to transfer private number plates by filling in this form and sending it with the V5C/2 little green slip. Just complete and sign the form – instructions are with the form. You can also use this form if you’ve lost your V5C Registration Document.

How long does number plate retention last?

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

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).

How long does it take to take a private plate off a car?

This will happen straight away. You’ll be sent: a new log book (V5C) showing the vehicle’s replacement registration number – it can take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive.

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 you get a message saying ‘this registration number cannot be retained online’ call the telephone number displayed on screen and speak to a member of the the DVLA online support team.

Do you have to pay every year for a private plate?

When it is registered to a vehicle it belongs to that vehicle, not the person who bought it, as some understand. This means there are no annual fees to pay as long as the private number plate is on the vehicle. Of course, if a tax or MOT is needed that has to be paid for, but the number plate itself has no fees.

Can I put a private plate on my car with the green slip online?

You can now apply online to put a private number plate on a vehicle. It doesn’t matter whether the plate is currently registered to a vehicle, or held on a V750 Certificate of Entitlement/V778 Retention Document – the entire transfer could be completed in less than five minutes.

How long does it take to swap a private plate over?

Other registrations usually take between 3 to 5 weeks to complete (upon receipt of correct documentation, where appropriate). Further information and what you will need, can be found in our guide: Assignment of a private number to a vehicle.

What do you do when you sell a car with a private number plate?

There’s more to it than simply buying a set of plates and sticking them on the car, though, as you’re legally required to register as the owner of the plate and assign it to the vehicle. You also have to tell the DVLA if you sell your car with the plates, transfer them to another vehicle or just stop using them.

What happens to number plates when a car is scrapped?

Once the vehicle is sold on or scrapped, the DVLA rules are very clear…. you will lose your private number plate! … You should refer to the DVLA for full rules and regulations.

Is a car still insured if you change the number plate?

Normally your insurance provider should not charge for change of number plate. According to most insurers, a change of number plate does not count as a modification to your car. … Always check with your insurance provider to know for sure if they provide cover for your personalised number plates as part of your package.

Can I put my private plate on straight away?

However, if you need to have your new plates made up, you can go ahead once you have received your new log book (V5C) or using your V750/V778 certificate at a DVLA approved number plate supplier. You can also use the number plate authorisation certificate (eV958) as confirmation too.

How long does it take DVLA to transfer a number plate?

The DVLA will assign the old car with a replacement registration and send you a new registration document (V5C) within two weeks.

When can I put my private plate on my new car?

When can I put my new number plates on my car? You can only put the number plates on the car once it has been re-registered and you have received official DVLA confirmation.

Can I put my number plate on retention online?

Once the online service is available to all, the next online service to be launched will be ‘Assign a personalised registration number’. Any registration number on retention (V778 certificate) or bought from DVLA (V750 certificate) can be assigned via the online service.

Why can’ti assign my number plate online?

Some online assignment requests may be declined. You may be asked to send your request in the post. This is often because the DVLA wish to double check your vehicle documents before processing the assignment.

Can I put my private plate on my new car without the logbook?

You need the vehicle’s log book (V5C). If you already have a private number on your vehicle, apply to take it off first. You could lose the right to use the number if you do not.

What happens to your old number plate when you change it?

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.

Does a car need to be taxed to transfer a number plate?

No. A car must be taxed to transfer a private number plate to it. If your vehicle is not taxed, we can apply for tax at the same time as transfering your personalised number plate to it – do both things together.