Dear Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency,
I have just purchased a new vehicle and wanting to put my private plates on. I don’t have the new log book yet but I do have the new keepers green slip am I able to put the plates on using this? If I can. can you help?
Dear Mr Fearn,
Thank you for your enquiry received on 16/5/2019.
Your case reference number is 01485299.
We appreciate you contacting us to seek clarification on the matter.
The quickest way you can apply to put your registration number onto your
vehicle is by using our online service at
www.gov.uk/put-registration-number-vehicle. You will need your latest V5C
Registration Certificate and either your V778 Retention Certificate, your
V750 Certificate of Entitlement or your online reference number from a
recent retention application.
Your registration number will be assigned to your vehicle immediately and
you will receive your replacement V5C within 5 working days.
The service is available from 7am to 7pm.
Alternatively, if you do not have online access, or the vehicle does not
fit the full criteria to use the online service, you can still apply by
following the advice below.
In order to assign a retained registration number to your vehicle via the
postal application route, you must have the following documentation:
• V778 Retention Certificate or V750 Certificate of Entitlement with your
name shown as the Grantee/purchaser or nominee. The V778/V750 must be
signed and filled in by the Grantee/purchaser recorded on the document
• V5C Registration Certificate. If this is not available as the vehicle
has recently been purchased or transferred you can include the Green New
Keeper Slip, but this must be accompanied by a V62 Application for a
vehicle registration certificate.
You should send the documentation to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1DS.
Please note, that if you are a new keeper you must tax immediately using
the Green New Keeper Slip before you can drive or apply to transfer a
registration number. New keepers resident in Northern Ireland must apply
to their nearest Post Office branch that deals with vehicle tax with the
Green New Keeper Slip, valid insurance certificate or cover note, valid
MOT (if applicable) and the fee for tax.
You can do this online at www.gov.uk/vehicletax or by phone on 0300 1234
321 using the V5C or Green New Keeper Slip.
There is no fee to assign the number as this will already have been paid
when the number was retained.
If the Grantee/purchaser wishes to add/ change a nominee at the point of
assignment, the Grantee/purchaser needs to fill in the V778/V750 with the
new nominees details.
Applicants should receive updated V5C's within 4 weeks of a successful
application being received at DVLA. However, this could take up to 6 weeks
if you included a V62 or if we need to inspect the vehicle.
Form V62 can be downloaded from:
I trust this is of assistance to you.
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