Quick Answer: Can I Put A Number Plate On Retention Online?

How long does it take to remove private number plate?

The DVLA do not re-issue plates that have previously been on vehicles.

If you are able to remove the registration using the DVLA’s online service to remove a number plate, then this can be done instantly.

A new/replacement V5C will be sent to you – which can take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive..

How long does a retention document last?

10 yearsHow long does a V778 (Retention Document) last? According to the DVLA, you must renew your right to use your private number plate every 10 years if it’s not being used on a vehicle.

How long can you put a number plate on retention?

So, currently, the retention certificate will be valid for 10 years and you can renew it completely free of charge once it has expired.

Can I put my private plate on straight away?

However, if you need to have your new plates made up, you can go ahead once you have received your new log book (V5C) or using your V750/V778 certificate at a DVLA approved number plate supplier. You can also use the number plate authorisation certificate (eV958) as confirmation too.

How much does it cost to put a 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 do I get a v778 retention document?

You can send a letter to DVLA Personalised Registrations to ask for a replacement V750 or V778 if:it has not expired.you’re the person with the right to use the number (your name will have been on the V778 or V750 as the ‘grantee’)

What happens to my original number plate?

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.

What is a v778 retention document?

The V778 Retention Document is a green A4 size piece of paper. It is used by the DVLA when a personalised registration has been separated from a vehicle and placed on retention. If you have a V778 then the retained personalised registration has previously been displayed on a vehicle.

What happens when you buy a private plate?

How will I receive my new personalised number plates? Your number plates will be delivered to the nominated registry or Service NSW Centre in approximately 21 days from the date of purchase. You’ll receive a letter advising when they’re ready to collect and the necessary documentation you will need to provide.

Why can’t I take my private plate off online?

The usual reason is because the car is going to be sold and you don’t want lose the rights to display your personalised plate. … If your online application to take a number plate off a vehicle is successful you should receive a replacement V5C Registration Certificate (logbook) by post within five working days.

What does putting a number plate on retention mean?

Putting a number plate on retention – online service An online facility is now available to retain your registration number. It’s 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.

How do I transfer a number plate from a retention certificate?

If you’re still not sure, contact the DVLA for help.Step 3: Send to DVLA Swansea. Address is printed on the back of the V750 Certificate. … Step 4: Wait for DVLA. … Step 5: DVLA confirm number plate assigned. … Step 6: Replacement Documents. … Step 7: Swap your number plates. … Step 8: Tell your insurance company. … Step 9: Enjoy!

What do I do if I have lost my retention certificate?

There is a specific process to replace a lost or stolen V750 certificate of entitlement or a lost retention document (V778). You would need to send a letter to DVLA Personalised Registrations to request a replacement. The ‘grantee’ is the person who has the right to use a registration number.

How do you put a plate on retention?

Apply by post Send all of the following to DVLA : a V317 ‘transfer or retain a vehicle registration number’ form – the address is on the form. the vehicle’s log book (V5C) or green ‘new keeper’ slip with a completed V62 ‘application for a vehicle registration certificate V5C’