Sending off the paperwork

1. Getting started

You'll need:

  • To download DVLA form V317.
  • The vehicle registration certificate V5C (that's the logbook) for your old car (and for your new car if you've got one).
  • A cheque, banker’s draft or postal order made payable to ‘DVLA Swansea to pay the £80 fee.

Then follow either step 2A or 2B depending on whether or not you'd like to transfer the number to a new car.

2A. If you're transferring your plate to a new car

  • In section 1, tick the 'To transfer' box to show that you'd like to transfer the plate to a different car.
  • In section 2, fill in the details of your old car.
  • In section 3, fill in the details of your new car.
  • Finally, post the form back to DVLA along with the £80 fee and the registration documents (V5C) for both cars.

Or

2B. If you don't have a new car to transfer your plate to

  • In section 1, tick the 'To retain' box to show that you'd like to keep the plate on a retention certificate.
  • In section 2, fill in the details of your old car.
  • In section 3, fill in your details to show that you wish to be the grantee (the one who has the right to the vehicle registration number)
  • Finally, post the form back to DVLA along with the £80 fee and the registration document (V5C) for your old car.

3. What happens next

DVLA will assign the old car with a replacement registration and send you a new registration document (V5C) within two weeks.

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