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In today’s digital world, having a professional email address is essential for any business. While many entrepreneurs and small business owners rely on generic email providers like Gmail or Yahoo, there are numerous benefits to having a personalised email address that matches your domain. In this article, we will explore the advantages of using a personalised email address for your business.
Establishes Credibility and Professionalism
One of the primary benefits of having a personalised email address is that it establishes credibility and professionalism for your business. When you use an email address with your own domain, such as [email protected], it conveys a sense of trustworthiness to your clients and customers. It shows that you are serious about your business and have invested in creating a professional online presence.
Using generic email providers can give the impression that you are not fully committed to your business or that you may not be legitimate. By contrast, a personalised email address gives potential customers confidence in knowing they are dealing with a professional entity.
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Another advantage of using a personalised email address is that it enhances branding and brand recognition. When you incorporate your business name into your email address (e.g., [email protected]), every time you send an email, you promote your brand.
Consistently using your customised email address across all communication channels strengthens brand recognition among recipients. It reinforces the association between your brand and the products or services you offer. This can lead to increased brand awareness, customer loyalty, and ultimately, more sales for your business.
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Using a personalised email address can also improve the deliverability of your emails. Many spam filters are designed to identify suspicious or untrustworthy emails from generic providers. By utilising an email address associated with your domain name, you decrease the likelihood of being marked as spam.
Furthermore, having a personalised email address allows you to monitor and manage your email infrastructure more effectively. You can set up proper authentication protocols like SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail), which help ensure that your emails reach their intended recipients’ inboxes without being flagged as spam.
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Lastly, having a personalised email address offers scalability and flexibility for your business. As your business grows, you may hire additional employees or contractors who need their own professional email addresses. With a personalised email setup, you can easily create new accounts for them within your domain, maintaining consistency and professionalism throughout your team.
Additionally, if you ever decide to switch web hosting providers or update your website’s domain name, having a personalised email address allows for seamless transitions without disrupting your communication channels. This flexibility gives you peace of mind knowing that your business’s email infrastructure can adapt to changing circumstances without any major disruptions.
In conclusion, having a personalised email address brings numerous benefits for businesses. It establishes credibility and professionalism, enhances branding and brand recognition, improves email deliverability, and provides scalability and flexibility. By investing in a personalised email setup, you are investing in the long-term success of your business.
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How To Assign a Personal Number Plate To a Vehicle
If you have recently bought a new car, you may want to treat yourself to a brand-new personalised number plate . But you might be wondering how on earth you can transfer a new number plate to your vehicle? You will be pleased to know that the process for doing this is fairly straightforward and can be completed via post or even online.
You can purchase private number plates either on a Retention Certificate or transfer directly to a vehicle, so if you currently have your registration on a Certificate of Entitlement or Retention Certificate, read on to find out exactly how to assign a private number plate to your car .
Contents of this article include the following:
How to assign a private number plate online, how to assign a private number plate by post, how long does it take to assign a private number plate.
- How to transfer a registration number from one car to another?
- How does it work if I want to give a personalised number plate as a gift?
When it comes to purchasing a new number plate for your car, you can buy a private number plate from a private company or individual. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to bring any documents with you – you only need to have the correct documentation to get a number plate made once you are ready to assign the private number plate to your vehicle.
Once the plate has been successfully bought, you will have one of the following:
- Your retention document (V778)
- Your Certificate of Entitlement (V750)
- An online reference number
Either one of these will prove that your number plate is owned by you.
It is worth bearing it mind that you cannot use a private number plate on your car that dupes people into thinking the vehicle is newer than it is – for instance, using an “18” registration number on a 2008 registered vehicle. In addition, you are unable to assign a number starting with “Q” or “NIQ” or put a private plate on a “Q” registered vehicle. Dateless registrations are able to go on to vehicles of any age.
1. How to apply to assign a number plate to your car?
When it comes to assigning a number plate to a car, the vehicle must be registered to you. Then you can begin the process of transferring the number plate to your vehicle – either online or via post.
If you go into a company and purchase a personalised number plate in the flesh, most will transfer the number to your vehicle for you – free of charge. However, if you purchase a plate online, or want to keep or assign the number plate yourself, ask the company for a V750 or V778 certificate so you can complete the process at home. But how do you go about putting a private plate on a new car? We’ve got you covered:
You are not required to pay a fee to do this, but you must ensure all your documentation is in order. This includes having a valid V778 document, or a V750 certificate that hasn’t expired.
Bear in mind that if you have recently bought the vehicle and are not the registered keeper, you must wait until you have the complete up-to-date V5C log book.
Once the application has been accepted by the DVLA, you will receive a confirmation email with a number plate authorisation certificate (eV958). If you already have your plates, make sure they are fitted as soon as possible. But remember, before driving with your new plates, you must tell your insurance company that your registration number has been changed, otherwise you will not be insured.
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.
If you do not have access to the internet, you can also submit your paperwork to the DVLA by post, but this can take considerably longer. In some cases, sending the documents by post is necessary as you may get a message stating the following:
- This registration number cannot be assigned” or;
- We need to look into your application further due to the vehicle’s licensing history”
You must send your application and the appropriate documents to: DVLA Personalised Registrations, Swansea, SA99 1DS
After you assign a private number plate to your car, you will be sent a new log book in the post – otherwise known as a V5C – which can take up to 4 to 6 weeks to arrive. But don’t worry, you don’t have to wait over a month to use your plates; you can use your new plates straight away, once your application has been approved.
2. How to transfer a registration number from one car to another?
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If your private plate is in situ on another vehicle, the process is slightly longer and must be processed in two simple stages. You might be wondering “how to remove a personalised number plate?” – to do this, you must put the plate on retention (online or via post).
To keep your registration number plate once you remove it, you are required to fill out a V317 form (section B) to notify the authorities that the plate will be removed. The form will give you a range of options for what you want to happen to the number once it’s removed, such as transfer a private plate from one car to another.
The process of removing a number plate requires you to pay a one-off fee of £80. If you are transferring number plates to a new car, you will need the vehicle’s log book (V5C) handy. If you apply online, the personalised number will be removed immediately (if your vehicle does not need an inspection). As soon as you’ve applied to remove your plate, use the reference number you get after you apply.
However, if you are completing the application by post, the number plate will be removed within two weeks if your vehicle doesn’t need an inspection. You must send the following to the DVLA:
- V317 "transfer or retain a vehicle registration number" form
- Your vehicle’s log book (V5C) or the new keeper’s supplement with a completed V62 “application for a vehicle registration certificate V5C”
- £80 fee
Once it has been removed, the next step is to assign the number plate, which allows you to begin the process of changing personalised number plates to a new car.
To find out how to do this, read the “ How to apply to assign a number plate to your car ” section of this article.
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3. What happens if I want to give a personalised number plate as a gift?
If you would like to gift a personalised number plate , it is much easier than you may think. The process is similar to if you would do if you were purchasing a personalised number plate of your own.
When it comes to purchasing a personalised number plate, like if you were choosing for yourself, you don’t need any vehicle documents. These are only required for the transfer of the registration which can be completed by the gift receiver at a later date. After you have picked the perfect reg plate, the personalised plate will be added to a certificate which will have your name as the “purchase” and the gift receivers name as the “nominee”.
You can request to have the plate delivered to an address – either your own or the receivers. But if you are not ready to gift the plate so early, you can keep a hold of the number plate for a year, free of charge. After one year, you will be charged £25 by the DVLA to renew it.
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Private (personalised) number plates
Sell or give a private number to someone else.
You can sell or give a private (personalised) number to someone. The number must be assigned to their vehicle before they can use it.
If you’re giving a number to someone, follow the steps for assigning your private number to someone else.
Selling your private number
You can use a private number dealer or sell your number yourself.
Do not share a photograph or scan of the V750 or V778 document. Someone other than the buyer might use it to put the private number on another vehicle.
Use a private number dealer
Most dealers will find a buyer, arrange the payment and transfer the number to the buyer’s vehicle for you.
Sell your private number yourself
After you find a buyer, you’ll need to assign your number to their vehicle. Follow the steps for assigning your private number to someone else.
Assign your private number to someone else
You can put your private number on someone else’s vehicle online or by post.
After that, DVLA will send a replacement log book for the vehicle but with the new private number assigned to it.
You’ll need details from:
- the log book (V5C) of the vehicle you’re assigning the number to
- your V778 or V750
The number will usually be assigned immediately.
Assign a number online
This service is open from 7am to 7pm. It’s also available in Welsh (Cymraeg) .
Send DVLA :
- your V778 or V750 form - fill in sections 1 and 2 and sign it first
- the log book (V5C) for the vehicle you want to put the private number on
The address is on the form.
If the nominee dies
The person who has the right to use the private number can change the ‘nominee’ (the person you’re giving the number to). Fill in section 2 of the V750 or V778 with the new nominee’s details, sign the form and send it to:
DVLA Personalised Registrations Swansea SA99 1DS
Part of Get a private (personalised) number plate: step by step
Step 1 : buy a private number.
- Find out how you can buy a number
Step 2 : Assign your private number to a vehicle
- Apply to assign a private number to a vehicle
or Keep your private number
You do not have to assign your number to a vehicle.
You must renew your right to use the number every 10 years.
- Check how to renew your number
Step 3 : Get a new number plate made
If you assign your private number to a vehicle you must get a number plate made up from a registered supplier.
- Check the rules for number plates
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- Find your nearest number plate supplier
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How to transfer a private number plate
Our guide will walk you through the steps required to successfully transfer a private plate.
There are 3 types of private plate transfers
Vehicle to vehicle, document to vehicle, vehicle to document.
The process of transferring a registration number from one vehicle to another is fairly straightforward. It can be done online in a few minutes or by post.
The procedures are as follows.
Step 1 take your private number plate off of your vehicle..
- Visit the Take a registration off a vehicle page on the DVLA website.
- Type in the registration number you want to remove.
- Fill in the relevant sections with your V5C (logbook) document reference number and the registered keeper's postcode as it appears on the logbook.
- Confirm that you are the registered keeper by clicking ' yes I am .'
- Pay £80 to complete the removal of the private number plate.
- You will be provided with a reference number. Make a note of this to use in Step 2 .
As long as your vehicle does not require an inspection, the private registration will be removed straight away.
Step 2 Assign your number plate to your vehicle.
- Visit the Assign a number page on the DVLA website.
- Where asked, enter the private registration number that you're looking to put on your vehicle.
- When asked if you are the grantee/purchaser, select the option ' Yes, I am the grantee/purchaser '
- Complete all details as requested. You will need to refer to your V5C registration document.
- When asked, enter the reference number you were given at the end of Step 1 "Take your private number plate off your vehicle" above.
- Submit the completed form.
Transfer by post
- Download the V317 form .
- Follow the 'Option A' instructions on the V317 document. You will need the information from the V5C (logbooks) of both the vehicle you are taking the private number plate off of and the vehicle you are transferring the private number plate to.
- Enclose a cheque of £80 payable to ' DVLA Swansea ' along with the V317 form and the V5C (logbooks) of both vehicles.
- Send the documents to the DVLA. The address you need to send them to is displayed on the V317 document.
Assuming a successful application, you will be sent new, updated V5C registration documents for both vehicles, usually within 2 weeks. Failures and delays usually only occur if there have been errors or omissions.
It is possible to replace a vehicle's current registration number with a private number plate from a V750 Certificate of Entitlement or a V778 Retention Document.
- Check the expiry date on your V750 or V778 to make sure it is still valid.
- Ensure that the registered keeper for the receiving vehicle matches the Grantee or Nominee name on the certificate.
- Visit the Assign a private number page on the DVLA website.
- Fill out your vehicle details including your current vehicle registration number and the latest logbook (V5C) document reference number.
- Then enter the registered keeper's postcode as it appears on the logbook.
- When asked, enter the required details from your V750/V778 certificate.
- Complete relevant sections of your V750 or V778 document and sign it where instructed.
- Send a cheque for £80 payable to 'DVLA Swansea' along with your certificate (V750/V778) and the V5C (logbook) of your vehicle to the DVLA at the address shown on the documents.
A registration that you want to remove from a car and keep for later use or sale may be stored in the form of a certificate. This is known as retaining a registration.
Please see our comprehensive page on how to retain a number plate for details of the process and how to complete it.
What are the 2 types of number plate certificates?
When a registration is not assigned to a vehicle.
Registration entitlement is granted on a Certificate of Entitlement (Form V750) OR on a Retention Document (Form V778).
Certificate of Entitlement (Form V750)
The Certificate of Entitlement (Form V750) is a pink document issued by the DVLA for a vehicle registration that hasn't been put on a vehicle before. A V750 shows that the original purchaser is entitled to the number plate for 10 years.
Retention Document (Form V778)
The Retention Document (Form V778) is a green document also issued by the DVLA for a registration number that has been previously assigned to a vehicle. A V778 shows that the grantee is entitled to the number plate for 10 years.
We encourage renewal of Certificates and Retention Documents well in advance of the expiry date.
The steps you need to take are found on our How to retain a number plate page.
What are the vehicle requirements for transferring a number plate?
To satisfy the rules governing the transfer of a private registration, the vehicle to which the number is being transferred must:
- be registered with DVLA in the UK
- be able to move under its own power
- be of a type that needs an MOT or heavy goods vehicle (HGV) test certificate
- be available for inspection - DVLA will contact you if they need to inspect your vehicle
- have been taxed or been covered by a Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN) continuously for the past five years
- have current road tax or be covered by a current SORN. If the vehicle has had a SORN in place for more than five years, it must be taxed and have a current MOT certificate
- If you have a historic (classic) vehicle you'll also need a current MOT certificate, even if your vehicle is usually exempt from MOTs.
- If the registration is being transferred from one vehicle to another, then both vehicles must satisfy the criteria listed above.
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Car registrations and number plates, including personalised number plates, in the UK, are the responsibility of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, usually known as the DVLA. It issues new registrations twice a year and also maintains the central database that records details of all vehicles licensed to drive on UK roads, along with their keeper and registration information.
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Assignment Of A Private Number To A Vehicle
The transferring of a private registration plate from a certificate (V750/V778) to a vehicle is commonly known as 'assignment' or assigning a number plate to a car.
You will need to send the full V5C (log book) for the vehicle, and the certificate, to the DVLA who will arrange to assign the number plate, and you will receive a replacement V5C back in the post showing the new registration. At this point you can inform your insurer of the assignment of a private number plate and display the acrylic plates on the vehicle. Any applicable tax and MOT records will be automatically updated to reflect the newly assigned registration.
Checklist before Assigning a Number Plate To a Car
Before contacting the DVLA about assigning a number plate to a car, there are some criteria that must be met to assign a registration to a vehicle:
- The vehicle must either hold both current MOT and tax; be taxed and MOT expired; or MOT expired and tax expired less than six months.
- The vehicle must be subject to MOT testing at some time during it's life.
- You can't use a number plate to make a vehicle look newer than it is e.g. you can't assign a 68 series registration to an 51 registration car. You are allowed to use an older registration.
- You can't perform a number plate transfer onto a Q registered vehicle.
- Be registered with DVLA in the UK
- Be able to move under its own power
- Have been taxed or had a SORN in place continuously for the past 5 years
- Be available for inspection
DVLA will check your number plate assignment application and contact you if your vehicle needs an inspection.
How To Apply Assignment To A Registration Plate
If the vehicle is registered to you, you can apply online or by post.
If it is a used vehicle that you have just bought, you will need to wait for the DVLA to send you a new V5C in your name before you apply to assign the private registration plate online or by post.
If your vehicle is brand new, give the dealer your V750 or V778 document and ask them to apply.
If registered to someone else and you want the private number to be transferred to them, you can apply online or by post.
If you already have a private number on your vehicle, apply to take it off first. You could lose the right to use the number if you do not.
Assign a Number Plate Online
When you assign a number plate online, the new registration number will be assigned immediately if your vehicle does not need an inspection. Be ready to put new number plates on the vehicle as soon as you've applied to assign a number plate online.
DVLA Online Registration Transfers Service
This service is open from 7am to 7pm. It's also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).
Assign a Number Plate By Post
You will need to send all of the following documents to DVLA:
- The completed V750 or V778 - the address is on the form
- The vehicle’s log book (V5C) or green ‘new keeper’ slip with a completed V62 ‘ Application For A Vehicle Registration Certificate V5C ’
- If you’re assigning the number to someone else’s vehicle, add them as a ‘nominee’ - complete section 2 of the V750 or V778.
To tax your vehicle at the same time, include the following:
- A V10 ‘application for vehicle tax’ form
- The right amount of vehicle tax
After you assign a private number plate by post you’ll be sent a new log book (V5C).
You must then:
- Put new number plates on the vehicle before you drive it
- Tell your insurance company your new registration number
You can keep the original plates - the registration will likely be reassigned to the vehicle should you take off the private number.
You must not sell or get rid of a vehicle until you get the new log book (V5C).
Assigning A Number Plate To A Vehicle That Is Not Yours
If the registration plate is to be assigned to a vehicle that is not registered in your name - for example, the private plate is for a gift - you will need to add them as a ‘nominee’ and complete section 2 of the V750 or V778.
How Much Does it Cost to Assign a Number Plate?
As the transfer fee is paid upfront when acquiring a certificate, there is no further charge to assign the registration to a vehicle i.e it's 'free' to apply online or by post.
How Long Will It Take To Assign My Private Number Plate And Receive My Documents?
The time it takes to assign your registration plate will vary depending on how you assign it.
- Online - The car registration will be assigned immediately if your vehicle does not need an inspection.
- By Post - This can take up to 2 weeks if your vehicle does not need an inspection.
It may take between 4 to 6 weeks to receive your new log book (V5C) from the DVLA.
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How To Assign a Private Number Plate Online
With so many cars on the road, private number plates are quickly becoming one of the most effective ways to distinguish and personalise cars in the UK. Private number plates are stylish and on-trend. However, many of you may be wondering just how in the world you can assign a new number plate to your cherished car.
This article will explain to you how to assign a private number plate online, and you’ll be happy to find that the procedure is quite simple.
Eligibility for Assigning a Private Number Plate Online
Before starting the number plate assignment process online, it’s important to understand the requirements and eligibility. This will allow you to determine whether your car qualifies for a personalized number plate .
One of the following is required in order to give a vehicle a private number plate:
- a V750 certificate of entitlement
- a V778 retention document or online reference number
The properly registered keeper information, such as name and address, must be displayed on the V5C Registration Certificate for the vehicle obtaining your personalised plate. Wait until you obtain the entire V5C if you’ve recently purchased the vehicle and aren’t the registered keeper yet.
For your vehicle to be assigned a number plate online, your car must:
- Be registered with DVLA
- Be able to move on its own
- Possess the necessary MOT or HGV (heavy goods vehicle) test certificate
- Be available for inspection anytime
- Have been continually subject to taxation or a SORN for the last five years
- Be currently taxed or have a SORN in effect. If the vehicle has been off road for more than five years, the vehicle must also have an MOT certificate
- Have an up-to-date MOT certificate, even if it’s usually exempt due to being a historic or classic vehicle
Apply To Assign a Number Plate to Your Car
Once you’ve confirmed that your car qualifies for a new private number plate, you can proceed with the online application for a number plate assignment. The GOV.UK website is where you should go to begin the process of assigning a number plate. Then, search for “ Assign a private number to a vehicle .” This page will also provide you with the requirements and eligibility information to make sure you’re on the right track. The page will present you with the “ Assign a number online ” button which you can click to start the process of assigning a new private number plate to your car.
You must complete the appropriate fields on the DVLA online form about both you and your vehicle. After that, you’ll get a confirmation email with an eV948 number plate authorisation certificate attached. Without having to wait for the replacement V5C (log book) to be mailed, this can be utilised to purchase new number plates.
Take note that if the registration is held on a current V778 document or a current V750 certificate that has not expired, you are not required to pay a charge to the DVLA when you attach a number plate to a vehicle. In addition, it’s important to know that the DVLA Online Registration Transfers Service is only open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM UK standard time.
What Happens if Your Online Application for a Private Number Plate Assignment Is Unsuccessful?
Although online is the easiest and most convenient way to assign a number plate to your car, not every request for a personalised number plate can be handled online. In some circumstances, you might need to post your papers and requirements to the DVLA.
Here are some examples that your online application for a private number plate assignment is unsuccessful:
- If you receive a message indicating that “We need to check into your application further owing to the vehicle’s licence history,” you will need to post your application.
- If you receive a notice stating that “This registration number cannot be assigned,” find the right phone number, email, or postal address to contact DVLA.
Transfer a Number Plate From One Car to Another
If your personalised plate is already mounted on another vehicle and you want to transfer it to a new car you bought, the procedure takes a little longer and requires processing in two more steps. You’ll need to visit the GOV.UK website to apply for transferring a number plate from one car to another. The process will be similar to assigning a new number plate, which will be asking you to fill out all the information about you and your car. Then, you must complete Section B of the V317 form to inform the authorities that your registration number plate will be removed.
You can choose from several alternatives on the form regarding what should happen to the number once it is removed, such as moving a private number plate from one car to another. Once you receive a confirmation email from DVLA, you can now move the number plate from another car to your car. Otherwise, you’ll be contacted by the DVLA to have your car inspected before you can display the number plate on your new car.
If you’re sending in your application by post and your car doesn’t require an inspection, the number plate can be taken off within two weeks. The DVLA must receive the following:
- V317 “transfer or retain a vehicle registration number” form
- The vehicle’s log book or the new owner’s supplement with a completed V62 “application for a vehicle registration certificate V5C”
As soon as the number plate is removed, you’ll need to assign it, allowing you to start the process of switching personalised number plates to a new car.
If your car is eligible and meets the DVLA’s requirements, you can easily apply online to get a new number plate assigned to your car or transfer an existing private number plate to a different car. It’s best to always stay in the know with GOV.UK website requirements and updates, and always be informed of UK number plate laws so that you can successfully submit an online application for private number plates.
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How To Assign A Number Plate
Assigning a number plate is also known as transferring a registration. This is the process required to move the rights to a registration from a certificate (V750/V778) to a vehicle and is done through the DVLA.
To do this, there are certain factors you need to consider. The car firstly most be taxed and have a full MOT, or be MOT and tax expired for less than six months. It must have been taxed at some point and an age-identifying registration cannot be legally used to make your vehicle look newer than it is.
The vehicle also needs to be registered in the UK, is driveable, isn't a Q registered vehicle, has been taxed or had a SORN in place for the past five years, and it has to be available for inspection should it be required by the DVLA.
To assign a number plate to a car online or by post, the vehicle must belong to you. If it's a new vehicle then you'll need to wait for the V5/C sent to you in the post by the DVLA. Brand new cars can have number plates transferred by the dealer of the vehicle, if you give them the V750 or V778 document. Finally, if you already have a private reg on a vehicle you own, you need to apply with the DVLA to remove it first. If not, you could lose the reg.
To assign a registration online, you can visit the DVLA Transfer Service . Once you do this, the reg will be assigned immediately if a vehicle inspection is not required.
You will need to send the full V5/C (logbook) for the vehicle, and the certificate, to the DVLA who will arrange to assign the number plate. You will then receive a replacement V5/C in the post showing the new registration. At this point you can inform your insurer of the assignment of a private number plate and display the acrylic plates on the vehicle. Any applicable tax and MOT records will be automatically updated to reflect the newly assigned registration.
To assign a registration via the postal service, you need to send the completed V778 or V750 to the DVLA, the V5C with a completed V62, and if you're assigning the reg to another person's vehicle, you need to add them to section 2 of the V750 or V778 and put them as the nominee. Once this is complete, the DVLA will send you a new logbook with the new registration. You must immediately put your new plates on your vehicle, and not drive with the old ones on as they are now illegal. You also need to tell your insurance company of the change. You can also keep the old plates and put them back on the car if you choose to sell it or remove the private reg.
There are no additional charges to assign a number plate, as when you purchase a private registration, the cost includes a mandatory transfer fee. If you assign a registration to a car online and your vehicle doesn't require inspection, the change will be made immediately. If you do it by post, it can take up to a fortnight to be put in place, if no inspection is needed.
Depending on post and the DVLA's workload, it can take up to around six weeks for your new logbook to be sent out to you.
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How To Put A Personalised Number Plate On Your Car
We often get asked, how do I get a personalised number plate on my car? How does it all work? It is not really difficult and most of the time, transfers can be carried out online, CarReg are always available to help, here is a brief explanation…
How to Put a Personalised Number Plate on Your Car
If you’ve been considering buying a personalised number plate but you’re worried that transferring the plate to your car will be complicated — worry no more! Here, we give you a step-by-step guide showing how easy it is to put your cherished number on a vehicle.
1. Buy Your Personalised Number Plate
You have a number of options for buying a personalised number plate. The DVLA hold regular online auctions that you can bid on; you can buy from a private seller, but that does come with risks; or you can get your plates from a registered number plate dealer such as CarReg. By using a registered supplier, you can be sure of a safe and legal transaction.
If your chosen private number plate has never previously been registered to a vehicle, you’ll receive a V750 certificate of entitlement. If the plate has been issued before, the V750 will be replaced with a V778 retention certificate. Find out more about these documents in this article .
2. Assign the Plate to Your Vehicle . . . Or Not
When you’re ready to assign the plate, you do have to follow some rules. You can’t display a personalised plate that makes a vehicle look newer. For example, a car registered before 2020 can’t be assigned with a 20-registration. You also can’t transfer a private number to ‘NIQ’ or ‘Q’ registered vehicles.
To assign the number to a vehicle, you’ll need the V5C registration, commonly known as the log book, to prove you’re the keeper, the car must be taxed or declared SORN and be available for inspection by the DVLA. It’s free to assign your private registration number and you can apply by post, but the DVLA’s online service is quicker and easier.
If you’re not planning to assign your personalised plates to a vehicle immediately, the V750 and V778 certificates are valid for 10 years, after which they can be extended for a further 10 years free of charge.
3. Get Your Personalised Number Plates Made Up
You can only legally get your private number plates made up by a registered supplier. Contact us at CarReg and we can get your plates to you in a few days. We’ll just need proof of your name, address and entitlement to the registration number.
How to Remove Personalised Plates
If you want to remove your personalised number plates before selling or scrapping a vehicle, you can apply to the DVLA online. You’ll need the car’s V5C log book and a payment of £80. The vehicle will usually have its original registration number reassigned to it. You’ll receive a new log book and a V778 retention certificate. Don’t sell or scrap the vehicle before you receive these documents or you’ll lose the right to your cherished number.
Can a Lease Car Be Assigned Personalised Plates?
You can get your personalised number plates assigned to a lease car, but it’s not as straightforward. You will need permission from the finance company and the V750 or V778 will need to be transferred to them as they are the vehicle’s keeper. You will usually be charged an administration fee. When you want your plates back at the end of the lease, there will be another admin fee.
If you have any questions about buying or assigning personalised number plates, our friendly team at CarReg is here to help.
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Questions And Answers about Personalised Number Plates
Over the years, we have found that our clients and customers often ask the same questions when buying or selling personalised number plates. Here we have listed them and hope they help and give you the information that you may require. Please contact us should you require additional information.
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Personalised Registration (put on/assign a personalised registration plate) - Service Assessment
This service will allow users to assign (put on) a personalised number plate to a vehicle.
Department / Agency: DfT / DVLA
Date of Assessment: 26/3/2015
Assessment stage: Beta
Result of Assessment: Pass
Lead Assessor: J.Hughes
Service Manager: R.Gye
Digital Leader: B.Etheridge
The Personalised Registration (put on/assign a personalised registration plate) service is seeking permission to launch on a service.gov.uk domain as a Beta service.
Outcome of service assessment
After consideration the assessment panel have concluded the Personalised Registration (put on/assign a personalised registration plate) service has shown sufficient progress and evidence of meeting the Digital by Default Service Standard criteria and should proceed to launch as a Beta service on a service.gov.uk domain.
The team provided evidence to demonstrate that the service meets all the points of the service standard for beta.
Particular areas of strength included:
- the Service manager’s thorough understanding of the service and how it is meeting user needs
- clear evidence that the team is doing the hard work to make it simple
- the range of types of user research the team is carrying out
- the Service manager and team’s clear commitment to putting the user first and constantly improving the service
- the team’s work to recruit a range of participants in research, based on the digital inclusion scale
- the team’s commitment to test a range of support channels
- the team’s work with 3rd party providers to develop the assisted digital support model for this service, including approaches to digital inclusion that will help users build digital skills and lessen long term need for further support
- the team’s efforts to use stakeholder channels and off-screen parts of the existing service to promote digital take up, signposting users to use the digital service
- embedding policy and security colleagues as part of the team when necessary, which has enabled the team to develop creative ways of meeting user needs
- the work the team has done to secure changes in legislation so they can make the service straightforward to use (eg removing the requirements for paper and wet signatures)
The assessment panel noted that the service is not available 24/7 but that there is a clear rationale for this at this point in time and the team will work towards this during the beta. This should be complete before the service’s ‘Live’ assessment.
The team have worked with the GDS performance platform team to develop a performance platform dashboard, showing all of the KPIs. This will be made public before the service progresses to public beta.
The team is continuing to develop its approach to document-based tasks. The assessment panel recommend the team should share its approach and research findings in the design patterns hackpad for the wider design community to collaborate on.
The design is consistent with the design principles and design patterns / style guide, and the team has sufficient resources within the design and content design disciplines for a service of this scope and scale. The team has resources within the design and content design disciplines, and described how everyone in the team observes user research and is involved in discussing and acting on the outcomes of research. However the assessment panel did note a few points of detail in the content, and will email the team separately with advice on those to consider.
The team demonstrated a very thorough and comprehensive approach to user research, however as a point of potential improvement the assessment panel would encourage the team to make sure they allow for observation of spontaneous behaviour rather than prompting users. The assessment panel observed an example, which may have been an isolated case, of a leading question that may have constrained the ability of the team to observe the user’s spontaneous response to the right hand column.
This service has been given approval to launch as a Beta on a service.gov.uk domain.
Digital by Default Service Standard criteria
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How to transfer a number plate to another person.
Number plates are bought and sold in what has become a burgeoning trade in the UK over recent years. Cherished and personalised plates can command price tags that range from a few hundred to many thousands.
If you’ve got a plate that contains a common phrase, word or name, or characters that resemble one, you might be looking to sell on your number plate to make a profit. While many choose to sell through online brokers who’ll handle the entire transaction - including transferring entitlement - if you feel confident, you can manage the sale yourself privately. If this is the case, you’ll need to know how to transfer a number plate to another person.
Number plates also make interesting and unique gifts for friends and family, but you might be unsure how to transfer a number plate to another person. Read on for all the answers you need when you want to pass on your plate.
Selling on your number plate
You can remove your number plate if it’s on a vehicle by putting it on a retention certificate for a fee of £80 paid to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). You’re then free to sell it to a buyer of your choice yourself. You won’t require any vehicle documentation until the buyer wants to attach the registration to a vehicle.
The DVLA strongly suggests that you never share photographs or scans of private documents online, as someone other than your selected buyer might make use of them, assigning your registration details to another car.
If you sell your number plate to a buyer with a vehicle, you need to assign it to their car. This can be done by post or online - simply fill out the V778 form and include the vehicle’s V5C registration document or go online and follow the simple step-by-step instructions.
Gifting a number plate to someone else
Number plates, especially personalised ones, make great gifts for friends or family members. You don’t even need a car or driving licence to buy one, so don’t worry if you want to pick one up as a present. Just like when selling a plate, you can gift someone a number plate, but if they want to use it on a vehicle, it will have to be assigned either online or by post.
Assigning a number plate to a vehicle online
Assigning a registration plate to a car can be done quickly and easily online. You’ll need either the certificate of entitlement or the certificate of retention with the registration number on it, and the V5C registration document (log book) to complete the process. If the vehicle you’re assigning the plate to is older than three years, you’ll also need a valid MOT certificate.
As soon as your application is accepted, you can start using your new plates, but make sure to contact your insurer and update the information held on your registration.
Where should I get my plates made?
If cost is a concern, getting your plates made at a high street retailer like Halfords is an economical and easy solution. They’ll make the plates while you wait and even fit them for you for a small additional fee. You’ll need to supply your certificate of entitlement to the number plate if your new log book hasn’t arrived yet (this can take up to six weeks) as well as photo ID like a driver's licence or passport, and proof of your address such as a recent utility bill or bank statement.
Other related FAQs
How to transfer a private number plate to a new car.
To transfer a private number plate to a new car, you will need to complete a V317 form. This applies whether you’re transferring the plate to another car in your name, a vehicle you’re purchasing or to someone else’s car.
How To Transfer A Number Plate Online
You can remove the number plate from one car and assign it to another via Gov.uk online, but you must have the vehicle log book and be the registered keeper. A fee of £80 is payable.
How Long Does It Take To Transfer A Number Plate?
If you are transferring a personalised number plate from one vehicle to another, and you are the owner of both, you can complete the transfer online via the DVLA website with immediate effect.
Can You Transfer A Motorcycle Number Plate To A Car?
Yes, you can. The same DVLA rules apply whether you're transferring a number plate from car to car, motorbike to motorbike, or from a motorbike to a car. The process is the same for all transfers.
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