Quick Answer: Can You Get Number Plates With A Retention Certificate?

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..

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).

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?

However, if you need to have your new plates made up, you can go ahead once you have received your new log book (V5C) or using your V750/V778 certificate at a DVLA approved number plate supplier. You can also use the number plate authorisation certificate (eV958) as confirmation too.

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.

How long does it take to receive a retention certificate?

What happens after I have sent my V778 (Retention Document) and V5C (log book) to the DVLA? The DVLA may contact you to arrange to inspect your vehicle. Otherwise your application should be approved within 2 weeks and you will be sent a new V5C (this can take between 4 and 6 weeks).

What is a number plate retention certificate?

Retention Certificates are ideal if you wish to keep the registration mark without transferring it to a vehicle – for example if you want to keep the registration as a short term investment. Assignment certificates can be obtained in someone else’s name so they are ideal if you want to buy a registration as a gift.

Does having a private number plate increase insurance?

By most insurers’ standards, a personalised registration plate doesn’t count as a “vehicle modification” as it is simply a way of identifying the vehicle. Therefore, no added cost should be added to your vehicle’s insurance.

Do you have to pay every year for a private plate?

Do all plates have an annual fee? No. Standard number plates (where you have not chosen the letter and number combination yourself) have a one-off order fee only. If you want to select (personalise) your content, by choosing your own letters and numbers, then ongoing annual fees will apply.

Can I get number plates made with a retention certificate?

When you’re getting number plates made up, you should provide original documents that: … Show that you’re allowed to use the registration number like a vehicle registration certificate (V5C or V5CNI), new keeper supplement (V5C/2 or V5C/2NI), certificate of entitlement or retention document (V778).

How do I get a new retention certificate?

You can replace a retention document using postal methods by filling in the correct sections on either the DVLA V750 form or the V778 form. Send in either the V750 or the V778 to the DVLA address written on the form.

Do DVLA send you number plates?

Once you’ve bought your personalised number plate, the DVLA will send you a certificate of entitlement (V750), which permits you to put the plate on your car. … There are strict rules governing the correct display of registration plates. A private number plate must: be made from reflective material.