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This article explains the process of transferring registration plates from car to car, along with the DVLA regulations currently in place for transferring number plates. The process is very easy to carry out (online or by post) but you do need to check a few things before you carry out your number plate transfer.
The vehicles need to be:
Also note that:
First you will need to take the number plate off the vehicle. To apply to do this online, visit https://www.gov.uk/personalised-vehicle-registration-numbers.
You will need a:
You will then:
You can then assign the number to the other vehicle as soon as you've applied to take it off - use the reference number you get after you apply and visit https://www.gov.uk/personalised-vehicle-registration-numbers, this time selecting 'Assign a private number to a vehicle'. And you're done! You've transferred your registration online.
You will need a copy of the V317 form (an application to transfer or retain a vehicle registration number). You can download this plate transfer form online, or if you're unable to print it out, you can collect a copy from most larger Post Offices.
Section two of the V317 form should be signed and completed by the keeper of the donor vehicle (the car from which the number plate is being transferred). Section three of the form asks for the details of the keeper and vehicle the number plate is being transferred to.
Send this completed form, payment for £80 (cheques made out to "DVLA Swansea") and the V5C (logbook) for both cars (or a completed V62 "Application for a vehicle registration certificate V5C" if you lack the V5C) to DVLA Personalised Registrations, Swansea, SA99 1AR.
Within 28 to 42 days you will be sent replacement V5C's for both vehicles, the donor vehicle will show a replacement registration, and the car you've transferred the private plate to should be showing the private plate.
You can now arrange to have some acrylic plates manufactured to attach to the cars.
Once the number plates have been changed on both vehicles you will need to update your insurers with details of your cherished transfer.
Last updated: Monday 19th December 2022
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