What Does A Number Plate On Retention Mean?

What does a number plate retention certificate look like?

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..

Can I put my private plate on straight away?

The number will be assigned immediately if your vehicle does not need an inspection. Be ready to put new number plates on the vehicle as soon as you’ve applied.

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.

Do you have to wait for v5 to put private plate on?

You’ll no longer need to wait for the vehicle registration certificate V5C (log book) to arrive in the post. Downloading the eV948 will allow you to get your number plate made up quicker with your nearest registered number plate supplier (RNPS).

How do I sell my car to a private plate?

Selling your car with private number plates To do this, head to the DVLA’s website and fill out the Assign a number online form, or send your V778 or V750 form to the DVLA in the post with sections one and two filled in and the V5C document of the vehicle in question.

How much does it cost to take a private plate off 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 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 keep my number plate when I sell my car?

Number Plate Retention If you have a registration plate on a car that you are selling or scrapping then you must make an application to retain the registration by assigning it to a Retention Document (V778). The document is issued by the DVLA so that the registration is safeguarded for use at a later date.

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 long does a number plate stay on retention?

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

Can you retain any number plate?

As a general rule, yes you can. However, some number plates cannot be retained. For example, any number plates with the prefix Q cannot be retained. The Q prefix has been used since 1983 and is for vehicles in which it is difficult to determine the age of the 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.

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.

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!

How long does it take to transfer a number plate from one car to another?

Once your application has been submitted, it will take around two weeks for the transfer to process, although it may take longer if the DVLA want to inspect the vehicles involved. Once completed, you will receive a new V5C registration for the vehicle that had its registration removed.

Is a car still insured if you change the number plate?

Normally your insurance provider should not charge for change of number plate. According to most insurers, a change of number plate does not count as a modification to your car. … Always check with your insurance provider to know for sure if they provide cover for your personalised number plates as part of your package.