Question: Why cant I take my private plate off online?

Why cant I take number plate off online?

The usual reason is because the car is going to be sold and you dont 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.

How do you remove a private number plate?

Removing a number plate to sell If the sale is a private one, youll need to assign the personalised number plate to the purchasers vehicle. This can be done online and is an easy process usually activated straight away. Youll need the log book (V5C) for the car taking the number plate and your V778 or V750 to hand.

Can I take my private plate off without v5?

You need the vehicles 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.

How long does it take to remove private plate?

If you need to perform the removal by post, then you need to allow around 2 weeks for your request to be processed, and then the 4 to 6 weeks for the replacement V5C to arrive. If you have no interest in keeping the registration, then you dont have to do anything and can let the number plate go with the vehicle.

Can I put my private number plate on retention online?

Putting a number plate on retention - online service An online facility is now available to retain your registration number. Its quick and straightforward, taking just a few minutes. At the moment this online retention is limited to keeping the personalised number in the name of the Registered Keeper of the vehicle.

What happens when you remove a private number plate?

If the plate you are removing is a private plate, then it is often the case that the original registration the vehicle had will be returned to it. If you werent porting this number plate to another vehicle, but now have it on a V778 retention certificate, you dont have to perform any additional steps.

How long can a number plate be on retention?

10 years A number plate can remain on retention for up to 10 years unless you decide to remove it from the retention register. After 10 years, you must either renew your number plate retention, or register a vehicle with the number plate.

Can you transfer a private number plate online?

You can now apply online to put a private number plate on a vehicle. It doesnt 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 much does it cost to put private plate on retention?

It currently costs £80 to retain a number plate by taking it off a vehicle. Payment of this fee will be shown on the V778 (Retention document) when the number plate retention application process is complete. There is then no further charge when you wish to put the number plate onto a suitable vehicle.

How long does a retention certificate take to come?

The DVLA will check that the car is insured and taxed. Whether you apply by post or online, you will receive either a retention document (form V778) or a replacement log book with the vehicles new registration. It can take up to six weeks to receive a retention certificate.

What happens when you put a number plate on retention?

What happens to the private number. Your V778 retention document proves that you still have the right to assign the private number for the next 10 years. You must renew your right to use a private number before the V778 expires. You can give up your right to use the private number if you decide not to assign it.

How long does it take to transfer private plate online?

The time taken to transfer your new private number plate to your car can vary, depending on the circumstances. On average it takes around 3-5 weeks.

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.

Can I put a number plate on retention online?

Putting a number plate on retention - online service Its quick and straightforward, taking just a few minutes. At the moment this online retention is limited to keeping the personalised number in the name of the Registered Keeper of the vehicle. The name and address cannot be changed.

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