Transferring a cherished registration

If you want to buy a number plate but worried the process of transferring a cherished registration is going to be a long and complicated one. Well it is probably not as complicated as you might think and not as expensive either at only £80.00.

Firstly, it is important to remember that a registration number is assigned to a vehicle. You can only transfer the number if you are a registered owner and it is registered at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). Also you should be aware that not all number plates are transferable and not all vehicles are allowed to participate in the transferring of a cherished registration.

Probably the most common reason for not being able to transfer a plate is if you are transferring a cherished number to make you vehicle look younger. Also if you were hoping to purchase and transfer the cherished plate FAR 4M to have on your favourite tractor you are unfortunately not eligible either. This is because your vehicle must be obtainable for inspection and must be subject to MOT/HGV test.

Once you have established whether or not you can transfer the car registration the next bit is pretty easy. You just need to fill in and complete the V317 application to transfer or retain a vehicle registration number. If you are transferring your plate to another persons vehicle both of the registered keepers need to complete the from. Then just pop the £80 transfer fee in the envelope, your registration certificate or the new keeper supplement and V62 and V5C certificate and finally a test certificate if you vehicle is more than 3 years old.

If however you need to re-tax your car there is just one more step to do before you can transfer your plate. You will need to complete your V10 form or the V11 reminder and send this along with your other details in the envelope to the DVLA. Also the payment of tax needs to be included along with you insurance certificate. Pop this in the post. Then all you need to do now is wait for your replacement tax disk to arrive in the post and your new MOT certificate. Once this has been received you are the proud new owner of a stylish new cherished registration on your car

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