Assign private number plate from V750 Certificate of Entitlement

Got a pink V750 Certificate of Entitlement from us?

You cannot use the registration number on your vehicle till you have re-registered your vehicle under the new private number plate. To do that you need to apply to the DVLA, and await confirmation this has been done.

How to assign number plate from V750 Certificate

Here's what you need to do to get your new private registration number onto your vehicle

Apply to the DVLA to have your new private registration number assigned to your car (or other vehicle).


Assign your private number plate online:

In many cases your private number plate can be assigned online. But be aware that it MAY be declined if the DVLA wish to do detailed checks or if your MoT / tax is not valid. You must deal direct with the DVLA if this happens.


assign number plate online - step 1
Assign number plate V750 Certificate online

 

Have your documents ready

You will need these 2 documents:

  1. V750 Certificate of Entitlement
  2. V5C Registration Document

Please check that your vehicle meets the required criteria (such as MoT and tax) before you start.


assign number plate online - step 2
Assign number plate online

 

Click on the link below to start assignment:

https://www.gov.uk/put-registration-number-vehicle  

(opens new window).

Follow the instructions online.

You will receive immediate notification online that your assignment has been successful. You will also receive email notification (if you asked for it). A replacement V5C will be sent by the DVLA in the post (usually within a few days).

Some online assignments may be declined. If this happens, please follow online instructions or contact DVLA for assistance. Also check our instructions (below) on how to assign your private number plate by post.


assign number plate online - step 3
Swap number plates after assignment

 

Swap your number plates

Assignment online is immediate. So swap the number plates over as soon as you can. If you need to get them made up, take ID with you. See Getting number plates made up for details (opens new window).

You do not need to wait for the V5C to start using the registration number on your car.


assign number plate online - step 4
update insurance company

 

Tell your insurance company

Call your insurance company to let them know the registration number for your vehicle has been changed. The DVLA will not do this for you.

They will update their records and send you a replacement Policy Schedule. Some insurance companies make an admin charge for this.

 


assign number plate - step 5
Assign number plate - replacement documents

 

Replacement Documents

DVLA will send you a replacement V5C Registration Document, displaying your new registration number. Should arrive a few days or so later.

A replacement MoT will not be sent, but the DVLA's computer systems will be updated.


assign number plate - step 6
enjoy your new private number plate

 

Enjoy!

We hope you get lots of enjoyment from your new personalised registration number.


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Assigning by post:

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.


assign number plate - step 1
Assign number plate V750 Certificate

 

Complete the V750 Certificate of Entitlement

Complete section 1 ONLY "Assigning this vehicle registration number".

See highlighted section on the image to the left.

The Certificate you receive from us will already be signed and stamped in Section 1. If you have a Certificate from elsewhere, ensure it is signed by the "Purchaser" named on the Certificate or refer to where you purchased it from.

Leave the rest of the V750 Certificate (on the right) blank.

show me how to fill in a V750 Certificate of Entitlement


assign number plate - step 2
Assign number plate - vehicle documents

 

Step 2: Your vehicle documents

You will need to get your vehicle documents together. You need:

  1. V750 Certificate of Entitlement (section 1 completed as per Step 1)
  2. V5C Registration Document (you do not need to sign anything)

The Registered Keeper on the V5C must be the same as the person named as nominee on the V750 Certificate.

Don't have the V5C Registration Document?

That's usually the case if you have just bought your vehicle and haven't received the V5C in your name yet. You should have the V5C/2 (small green slip) from the Registration Document. You can send this with a completed V62 form instead of the V5C Registration Document.

show me DVLA V62 form and V5C/2

What happens to my MoT and tax?

If you're still in doubt, contact the DVLA for help.


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Assign number plate - send to DVLA

 

Step 3: Send to DVLA Swansea

Address is printed on the back of the V750 Certificate.

There are no more fees to pay for the assignment of your new private registration number to your vehicle.


assign number plate - step 4
how long to assign number plate

 

Step 4: Wait for DVLA. Can take 2-3 weeks.

The DVLA will take up to 15 working days to change the registration number for your vehicle. In the meantime, continue to drive your vehicle as normal. You don't need to change anything at this point.

Do not swap your number plates yet!


assign number plate - step 5
DVLA confirmation of assignment

 

Step 5: DVLA confirm number plate assigned

You will receive a letter from the DVLA confirming your new private registration number has been assigned to your vehicle.

You will NOT receive a replacement MoT Certificate, but the DVLA's systems will be updated. Just take your vehicle from MoT as usual.


assign number plate - step 6
Assign number plate - replacement documents

 

Step 6: Replacement Documents

DVLA will send you a replacement V5C Registration Document, displaying your new registration number.

A replacement MoT will not be sent, but the DVLA's computer systems will be updated.


assign number plate - step 7
assign number plate change tax disc

 

Step 7: Swap your number plates

Change your number plates as soon as you can after you have been notified by the DVLA.


assign number plate - step 8
update insurance company

 

Step 8: Tell your insurance company

Call your insurance company to let them know the registration number for your vehicle has been changed. The DVLA will not do this for you.

They will update their records and send you a replacement Policy Schedule. Some insurance companies make an admin charge for this.


assign number plate - step 9
enjoy your new private number plate

 

Step 9: Enjoy!

We hope you get lots of enjoyment from your new personalised registration number.


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Frequently asked questions:

What happens to the existing number plate on my car?

What happens to my MoT and tax when I put a private number plate on my car?

What happens to my private number plate when I change my car?

My Certificate has expired, or is about to expire. What do I do?


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