DVLA number plate forms and documents.... explained

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Confused about the different DVLA forms for number plates?

 
Use our guide to the main DVLA number plate forms and documents you may need.
We've explained each of the DVLA forms and documents for number plates, and what you need to do.
 
Forms are available from your local DVLA office.
 
 
 
DVLA form V317
Transferring a Vehicle Registration Number
DVLA V317 Vehicle Transfer Form
Use the DVLA V317 Application to Transfer a Vehicle Registration Number form to...
 
...transfer a number plate directly from one vehicle to another. Use this when you have access to both the donor and receiving vehicles.
You will need documents for both vehicles when you apply for the transfer.
 
 
If you are selling or disposing of your vehicle, but want to keep the registration number, you should use the V778/1 form (see below). 
 
DVLA form V778/1
Retain a Vehicle Registration Number
V778-1 Number plate retention form
Use the DVLA V778/1 Application to Retain a Vehicle Registration Number form to...
 
...keep a personal registration number, if you are selling or disposing of your vehicle. You can remove a registration number from the vehicle without assigning it immediately to another vehicle.
 
See How to retain a registration number for more information.
 
DVLA  document V778
Number plate Retention Document
V778 number plate Retention Document
When you apply to retain a registration number (see form above), and your application is approved, you will receive a V778 Retention Document. This will give details of the registration number held on retention.
 
See What's a number plate Retention Document for more information. 
 
DVLA  document V750
Number plate Certificate of Entitlement
V750 number plate Certificate of Entitlement The V750 Certificate of Entitlement is similar to the V778 Retention Document. It indicates the rights to assign the specified registration number to a vehicle. The registration number can be assigned to a vehicle owned by either the Purchaser or Nominee named on the document.
 
 
Other DVLA forms you may need:
 
DVLA form V10
Application for tax disc
V10 Application for tax disc
If you are retaining or transferring a personal registration number, and the vehicle needs to be re-licensed (i.e. renew the tax disc) you will need to complete a V10 Vehicle License Application form.
 
See
for more information.
 
DVLA form V62
Application for Vehicle Registration Certificate
If you are applying to transfer a personal registration number or retain a personal registration number, and you only have the V5/2 or V5C/2 portion of your Registration Document, you will need to complete a V62 Application for Registration Certification as well as the appropriate form (see above).
 
 
This is a quick guide to the main DVLA forms you may need when transferring, retaining, or selling a number plate. There are, of course, many other DVLA forms not covered here.
 
 
 
 
 
Disclaimer
This information is provided for your guidance only. It is not intended to be definitive. The Plate Market cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. You should refer to the DVLA for final guidance.