How Do I Transfer Private Number Plate From V778 Retention?

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..

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 I remove my number plate?

Some stuck-on number plates can easily and quickly be removed. Place your fingers under the edge of the number plate and pull firmly but evenly. This may be enough to unstick the plate. If the plates are more firmly attached, the best technique is to use some dental floss, fishing line or string to aid removal.

Can I put my private plate on retention online?

You can do this online on the Government’s website, or you can instead post the DVLA the following documents: The V5C log book of the car you want to transfer the private number to. Your V750 or V788 – in both cases, you must fill out sections 1 and 2 and sign them.

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’)

How do I sell a private plate on retention?

Once the number plate is off the vehicle and ‘on retention’ you can transfer it to the buyer. The easiest way to do this is to give the buyer the Certificate Number and direct them to the DVLA website here.

What does a number plate on retention mean?

Why put a personalised number plate on retention? You want to do this if you are selling or scrapping your vehicle, but don’t yet have another car to transfer it to. The number plate can be held on Certificate for as long as you need to, subject to renewal.

What is a retention document v778?

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.

How do I take my private plate off retention?

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’the £80 transfer fee.

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!

Does a private number plate affect insurance?

By most insurers’ standards, a personalised registration plate doesn’t count as a “vehicle modification” as it is simply a way of identifying the vehicle. Therefore, no added cost should be added to your vehicle’s insurance.

How do you put a number plate on retention?

a V778 retention document. a V750 certificate of entitlement….If the vehicle is:registered to you – apply online or by post.a used vehicle you just bought – wait for DVLA to send you a new V5C in your name before you apply online or by post.brand new – give the dealer your V750 or V778 document and ask them to apply.More items…

How do I transfer my number plate to another car?

If you want to transfer a number plate between cars, you’ll need to fill in a V317 form. Using this form, there are two methods: the first is to move a number plate from your old car to your new one, while the second is to keep hold of the registration using something called a retention document.

Can I change the grantee on a retention document?

The car must be in either the name of the “Grantee” or the “Nominee”. If it’s someone else’s name, the Nominee name has to be changed. Only the person named as Grantee is authorised to do this. The Grantee name cannot be changed.

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.

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 long does a retention certificate take to come?

What happens after I have sent my V778 (Retention Document) and V5C (log book) to the DVLA? The DVLA may contact you to arrange to inspect your vehicle. Otherwise your application should be approved within 2 weeks and you will be sent a new V5C (this can take between 4 and 6 weeks).