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How to make an Application
« on: February 08, 2014, 10:52:39 AM »
How to make an application for the retention of a vehicle"s original registration mark

If you own a motor vehicle whose registration mark is not held by the DVLA, you may still be able to successfully apply for the retention of its original registration mark. To retain the vehicles original registration mark you must however be able to provide documentary `proof` linking the machine to the registration mark. This proof should ideally be an old buff, or green, logbook. If neither is available then the following may also be considered at the discretion of the DVLA a pre-1983 tax disc or MOT certificate, or an extract from suitable approved archive records.

If you can provide any of the above take the following steps.

1. Contact the DVLA or your Local DVLA Office and check if the registration mark is listed on the DVLA computer.

2. If the mark is not listed ask for forms V765

Download it here :

& V55/5 to be posted to you :

3. Once you have all this go to the dedicated website

How to apply for an `age related` registration mark.

All applications for `age related` registration marks are dealt with by your local DVLA office and the vehicle must be roadworthy and have both an M.O.T. certificate (this will show the frame number only as there is not registration number at this point) and insurance cover note showing the frame number when an application is made. You also require a `dating certificate` verifying the vehicles age and you will need some photo ID and a utility bill..

To issue you this certificate I require you to fill out this form. To then proceed;

1. Obtain M.O.T, insurance cover note, & dating certificate.

2. Complete form V55/5 : showing the date you wish the tax disk to run from.

3. Present all of the above documents, plus a cheque for any Vehicle Excise Duty and first registration fee where applicable to your nearest DVLA office.

First registration fee is curently £55

The DVLA may wish to inspect the vehicle before issuing a registration mark

Postal Address:

Paul Dawkins

DVLA Dating officer

11 Oakwood Drive



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