|Transferring a Vehicle Registration Number|
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.
See How to transfer a personal registration number for more information.
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).
|Retain a Vehicle Registration Number|
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.
|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.
|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:|
|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.
for more information.
|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).|