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How to Transfer a Personalised Number Plate: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Transfer a Personalised Number Plate: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Transfer a Personalised Number Plate: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Transfer a Personalised Number Plate: A Step-by-Step Guide

Personalised number plates can add a unique touch to your vehicle, reflecting your personality or interests. If you're considering transferring your personalised plate to another vehicle, whether it's because you've purchased a new car or you're selling your current one, the process is straightforward but requires attention to detail. Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Ensure Eligibility

Before starting the transfer process, make sure both vehicles (the one currently holding the plate and the one you wish to transfer it to) are eligible. They must be registered with the DVLA, capable of movement, and of a type that requires an MOT or heavy goods vehicle (HGV) test.

Step 2: Gather Necessary Documents

You'll need the following documents to transfer a number plate:

  • The V5C (log book) for both vehicles.
  • A valid MOT certificate for each vehicle, if applicable.
  • The transfer fee (check the latest fee on the DVLA website).

Step 3: Apply to Transfer the Number Plate

You can apply to transfer a number plate either online or by post.

Online:

Visit the DVLA's website and use their online service for transferring number plates. You'll need to enter the registration numbers of both vehicles and the keeper's details as shown in the V5C documents.

By Post:

Fill out the V317 form, available for download from the DVLA website or at most Post Offices. Complete the form with details of both vehicles and their keepers. Attach the required documents and the transfer fee, then send it to the DVLA's address provided on the form.

Step 4: Wait for Confirmation

Once your application is submitted, the DVLA will process it, which can take up to two weeks. During this time, they'll check the eligibility of both vehicles and ensure all documentation is in order. You'll receive a confirmation from the DVLA once the transfer is approved, along with new V5C documents for both vehicles.

Step 5: Update Your Plates

After receiving confirmation, it's time to get your new plates made. As specialists in bespoke premium 3D and 4D number plates, Limitless Plates offers a wide range of customisation options to ensure your new plates perfectly match your style and vehicle. Visit our website to design and order your new plates, ensuring they comply with DVLA regulations regarding font, size, and material.

Step 6: Inform Your Insurance Company

Once the transfer is complete, inform your insurance company of the change in registration number for the vehicle. This ensures your insurance policy is updated and remains valid.

Conclusion

Transferring a personalised number plate is a great way to keep a cherished registration number within your possession, even when changing vehicles. By following these steps carefully, you can ensure a smooth and successful transfer. Remember to always check the latest guidelines and fees on the DVLA website, as regulations and procedures can change.

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