Quick Answer: How Long Does A Retention Document Last?

How do I get a replacement retention document?

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..

What does a number plate on retention mean?

Why put a personalised number plate on retention? You want to do this if you are selling or scrapping your vehicle, but don’t yet have another car to transfer it to. The number plate can be held on Certificate for as long as you need to, subject to renewal.

How do I put a number plate on retention?

Apply to assign a numberregistered to you – apply online or by post.a used vehicle you just bought – wait for DVLA to send you a new V5C in your name before you apply online or by post.brand new – give the dealer your V750 or V778 document and ask them to apply.More items…

Can I put a number plate on retention online?

You can do this online on the Government’s website, or you can instead post the DVLA the following documents: The V5C log book of the car you want to transfer the private number to. Your V750 or V788 – in both cases, you must fill out sections 1 and 2 and sign them.

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 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!

Can I sell my car with a private plate on it?

As long as a vehicle is yours to sell, then you can indeed sell a car that has a private number plate.

How long can you keep a private reg on retention?

10 yearsYour V778 retention document proves that you still have the right to assign the private number for the next 10 years. You must renew your right to use a private number before the V778 expires. You can give up your right to use the private number if you decide not to assign it.

What is a retention certificate?

V778: Retention Certificates Retention certificates are used when a registration mark has previously been in retention status. The can also be or kept unassigned to a vehicle for future use or for investment purposes.

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’)

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.

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.

How long does it take to get 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).