There are a few reasons why you might want to transfer your number plate from one car to another. Perhaps you have sold your old car and need to transfer the plate to the new one. Or maybe you are changing your car and don’t want to wait for a new registration plate. No matter what the reason, transferring a number plate is not as difficult as it may seem! In this blog post, we will walk you through the process step-by-step.
The important thing to note when transferring a number plate from one car to another is that you will need to arrange the transfer BEFORE you sell the vehicle.
The first thing you need to do is get in touch with the DVLA. You can do this either by phone or online. Once you have made contact, they will send you a form to fill out. This form must be completed and returned within 21 days.
On the form, you will need to provide information about both the old and new car, as well as your personal details. Once the form has been received and processed by the DVLA, they will transfer the registration number to your new car.
How much does it cost to transfer a number plate?
There is a fee of £80 to transfer a number plate from one car to another. This fee can be paid by cheque, credit card or debit card to the DVLA.
How long does it take for the transfer to happen?
The whole process usually takes around six weeks from start to finish.
How to transfer a number plate from a vehicle to a certificate?
In some cases, you may want to transfer your number plate from a vehicle to a certificate. This can be done if you are taking your car off the road for an extended period of time, or if you are selling the car without the registration plate. To transfer a number plate from a vehicle to a certificate, you will need to complete and return form V317. You can get this form from the DVLA website or by calling them on 0300 123 4321. The form must be completed and returned within 21 days, along with the £25 fee. Once received, the DVLA will send you a confirmation letter and your new certificate within six weeks.
What do I need to do to my vehicle for a successful transfer?
If you are selling your vehicle, you will need to remove the number plates before transfer can take place. You should also notify the DVLA that you have sold the vehicle, as well as provide them with the new owner’s name and address. If you are taking your car off the road, you will need to inform the DVLA and complete a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).
As you can see, transferring a number plate is not as difficult as it may seem! Just make sure that you follow all of the steps outlined above and contact National Numbers for further information.