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k11pol
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:01 pm    Post subject: How long to transfer plate Reply with quote

I’m collecting my new car at the end of the week and wandering how long it takes for me to be allowed to put my own plate on. It’s on retention so wasnt sure Of the process. Can I do it online these days or do I have to send the v5 document by post then wait for it to be returned before registering my plate to the car ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Online in minutes. You can do your V5 online in minutes too (to enable you to tax the car).
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that as that was the case when I put my plate on retention but the opc is saying the documents have to be filled in when I arrive then sent away. They have made me a set of plates with my number on it but say they can’t fit them yet.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will need the reference number from the car's latest V5 to transfer a plate online. Once you have this the process is very easy and you can swap the plate immediately. More info here https://www.gov.uk/personalised-vehicle-registration-numbers/keep-or-assign.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's OPC still working in the dark age.

Edit: Unless you physically have to wait for the V5 to be returned.

Can they not put the plate on with the old V5 online, then re register it in your name once the plates changed? Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
That's OPC still working in the dark age.

Edit: Unless you physically have to wait for the V5 to be returned.

Can they not put the plate on with the old V5 online, then re register it in your name once the plates changed? Dont know


that would be the best way otherwise your waiting 5/10 days for the new V5 in your name to arrive before you can do the online transfer. Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
That's OPC still working in the dark age.

Edit: Unless you physically have to wait for the V5 to be returned.

Can they not put the plate on with the old V5 online, then re register it in your name once the plates changed? Dont know


You do have to wait for the V5 but a call to the DVLA might save a day or two if they'll give you the new V5 reference number over the phone.

I'm pretty sure that the car and retention document have to be in the same name so the second suggestion wouldn't be possible.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No way round it you have to wait for the reg document in your name to do it online. I tried phoning they wouldn’t give the information over the phone. As it was September mine took 3 weeks to arrive!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When i bought my car, the dealer transferred the car into my name online as soon as i had paid. The new V5 took 3 days to come through allowing me to get my plate on the car ready for collection.

The key is to get the dealer/seller to do the registered keeper update online as this is an automated process which takes days rather than weeks if the paper V5 is sent off in the post.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in this position at the moment, had retention certificate and V5 of sold car with original No. on, but cant do anything till get V5 for new car in my name, once that arrives I can do it online, until then cant do anything. Mad
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to give my very recent experience.... as everyone says you have to have the V5 in your name to put the plate on.

I bought my car on the Sunday, changed registered owner online while I was with the seller, the new V5 arrived on Thursday and I changed to my private plate the same day, so 4 days.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Can they not put the plate on with the old V5 online, then re register it in your name once the plates changed? Dont know

If the yellow (trade) section of the V5 hasn't been sent off yet then assigning the plate using that V5 will cause a new V5 with the private plate to be sent to the previous owner (which will confuse them and strictly speaking they'll then own the plate and could retain it themselves if they were that way inclined). The V5 that the OPC currently has will now be invalid and you'll need to obtain the new V5 from the previous owner to then register the car to the new owner.
If the yellow (trade) section of the logbook has been sent to DVLA then you can't do anything as you cannot apply (or remove) private plates to cars which are in the trade (ie yellow section has been completed).

T8 wrote:

You do have to wait for the V5 but a call to the DVLA might save a day or two if they'll give you the new V5 reference number over the phone.

I'm pretty sure that the car and retention document have to be in the same name so the second suggestion wouldn't be possible.


DVLA will not give out the doc ref number over the phone (I tried recently).
The retention document does not have to be in your name, you just need to use the validation character on the certificate and tick the box stating that the grantee has given you (the nominee) permission to assign the plate.

Get the OPC to do the change of ownership online and you'll receive the new logbook within 5 working days. Then as soon as you have the V5 you can assign the plate online and put the plate on the car. Then, within another 5 working days you'll receive another V5 showing the private plate assigned to the car.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Milo72 wrote:
Just wanted to give my very recent experience.... as everyone says you have to have the V5 in your name to put the plate on.

I bought my car on the Sunday, changed registered owner online while I was with the seller, the new V5 arrived on Thursday and I changed to my private plate the same day, so 4 days.


Same recent experience for me too, key is to initate and conclude online, then it’s just the V5 post time from DVLA to you in between.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MJA911 wrote:
Milo72 wrote:
Just wanted to give my very recent experience.... as everyone says you have to have the V5 in your name to put the plate on.

I bought my car on the Sunday, changed registered owner online while I was with the seller, the new V5 arrived on Thursday and I changed to my private plate the same day, so 4 days.


Same recent experience for me too, key is to initate and conclude online, then it’s just the V5 post time from DVLA to you in between.


Yep so avoid September of March 3-4 weeks wait. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just remember to tell your insurance company Judge

I swapped plates but forgot this vital detail and made it all of two miles before pinging passing plods ANPR Cop

A quick phone call to the insurance company and a naughty naughty later and I was on my way Hand
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrJimBone wrote:
Just remember to tell your insurance company Judge

I swapped plates but forgot this vital detail and made it all of two miles before pinging passing plods ANPR Cop

A quick phone call to the insurance company and a naughty naughty later and I was on my way Hand


My wife drove for about 3 months and not once tripped an ANPR thing Dont know

We only knew when a letter came from the Insurance (Tesco) Grin

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New V5C arrived today, 13 days after picking new car up! Swapped plates over online 2 minutes. Finally sorted. Laughing
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