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What are the most important guidelines to a transfer?
Can I misplace the numbers and letters on the number plates that I put on my car?
Will I own my registration outright after the purchase procedure?
How do I purchase a registration?
What are the guidelines for motorcycles and mopeds?
As a basic rule which vehicles are not allowed to have registration changes?
Can I put a registration on my "Q" registered vehicle?
Does the Donor vehicle need to be in existence
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What documents are needed for a registration transfer?
Do K.J. Registrations handle all the paperwork?
How long does a transfer take
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The donor vehicle has to be inspected by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. Why?

I am purchasing a registration from you and have had the actual number plates made for my vehicle and now I am told that the transfer has been disallowed by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. Will you compensate me for the cost of the new number plates?
Do K.J.Registrations actually sell the number plates that will be fixed to my vehicle?
I am taking a registration from my vehicle what registration will I get back
?
Can I put a registration onto a brand new vehicle which I am buying?
What are the extra costs after paying for the registration number?
What payment methods do you accept?
What is the Retention Certificate Scheme?
My retention certificate or certificate of entitlement is due to expire and I am the nominee and K.J. Registrations or their customer are the grantee. What must I do know?
My
retention certificate or certificate of entitlement has expired and I forgot to renew. What do I do know?
How do I assign a registration number to my vehicle from a retention certificate?
What is the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Auction scheme?

What is the difference between a stock registration and a commission registration?
I know what registration I want can you find out the owner's details?
I have a registration that I wish to sell. What should I do?
You have given me a price for my registration but I disagree with the figure. What should I do?
I have now sold my registration elsewhere but it is still advertised on your site. What should I do?
My registration is advertised on your site but I did not give you permission to advertise it. What should I do?

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What are the most important guidelines to a transfer?
It is important to note that a registration number is assigned to a vehicle. Only by being the keeper of that vehicle do you have entitlement to apply to transfer or retain its number. You should be aware that not all vehicles are eligible to participate in the transfer and retention of registration numbers and not all numbers are transferable.
You can not make a vehicle look newer than it is by giving it a more up to date registration number. Hence you could not put a 1997(R) registration on a 1996(N) vehicle because it would give the impression that the vehicle was newer than first registered. But you are allowed to make a vehicle appear older.

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Can I misplace the numbers and letters on the number plates that I put on my car?
No, it is illegal to misplace the registration plate in any way. The new Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency guidelines are very strict on layout and only certain fonts are allowed. Tricks such as bringing a 1 and 3 together to make a letter B (13) are forbidden and you can be fined up to one thousand pounds. Also persistent offenders can have their registration taken away by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and not be compensated.

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Will I own my registration outright after the purchase procedure?
All registration numbers in Britain are owned by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and in particular the Secretary Of State For Transport and the public buy the rights to display a given registration number on their vehicle. Hence if you were to sell your vehicle with the registration number still on it (i.e. before a registration transfer / retention had fully completed) the new owner would legally have full control of the registration number.

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How do I purchase a registration?
Firstly search the many thousands of registrations we have on our web site then when you have chosen a suitable number telephone our office and we will explain the purchasing procedure to you. If you can not locate your chosen registration on our web site then telephone our office and we will gladly search our massive office database for you.

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What are the guidelines for motorcycles and mopeds?
Motorcycles and mopeds can participate fully in the transfer arrangements, providing they meet all the normal transfer requirements (see the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency booklet "How to apply for a Cherished Transfer").

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As a basic rule which vehicles are not allowed to have registration changes?
Non MOT testable vehicles (e.g. tractors, electrically propelled vehicles etc) cannot participate in the scheme.

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Can I put a registration on my "Q" registered vehicle?
No, you are not allowed to transfer or assign a registration to a "Q" registered vehicle.

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Does the Donor vehicle need to be in existence?
Most definitely the donor vehicle has to be in existence and:-
a)    Have a current MOT and road tax
                        or
b)    MOT expired but still have current road tax
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c)    MOT expired and road tax expired but the road tax expired within the last twelve months.
    From 1 May 2002 donor vehicles which are less than 3 years old (or less than 1 year old in the case of a HGV) will no longer have to have road tax in order to participate in the transfer arrangements. From that date registration numbers can be transferred from vehicles without road tax which have not yet reached MOT testable age, provided all other requirements of the number transfer facility are met.
Recipient vehicles will still need current road tax in order to participate.

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What documents are needed for a registration transfer?
In general the documents needed for a registration transfer are a V5C registration document, a MOT certificate (if applicable) and a V317 Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency transfer form. The vehicles should also have road tax (certain special conditions apply to the donor vehicle see above) but if not currently taxed you can apply for road tax at the same time as a registration transfer by sending us your insurance certificate or cover note, a completed V10 (this can be obtained from a post office and should be filled in with the existing registration mark) and the appropriate fee paid by cheque made out to the DVLA Swansea. Also if you have just purchased the vehicle and it is not yet in your name then you can apply to put the vehicle into your name at the same time as the registration transfer by filling in the appropriate part of the V5C registration document. If you only have the small green part of the V5C (V5C/2) you can use this to do a registration transfer but it must be accompanied by a completed V62 form (this can be obtained from a post office and should be filled in with the existing registration mark).

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Do K.J. Registrations handle all the paperwork?
Yes, we handle all the paperwork between the vendor and the recipient plus we then liaise with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to submit all the paperwork accordingly. Some agents and indeed even the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency do not offer this level of service.

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How long does a transfer take?
This depends on many factors such as postal delays, if either car needs inspecting by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, how busy the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is at the time and so on. As a guide the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency usually handles all transfers within two weeks of receiving the correct documentation and it is at that point that a replacement road tax disc is issued and you can legally put the newly purchased registration on your vehicle. However your updated V5C registration document will be sent to you from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency within four weeks. A transfer is legally finished on you receiving your V5C registration document from Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency showing the newly purchased registration assigned to your vehicle. Please note that some registration transfers / retentions / assignments can take up to three months to complete.

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The donor vehicle has to be inspected. Why?
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency wish to check that the donor vehicle is using the registration legally by comparing the vehicle's chassis number to that given on the V5C registration document. These inspections obviously add extra time to the transfer but are done to protect the purchaser of the registration because the donor vehicle might not even exist.

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I am purchasing a registration from you and have had the actual number plates made for my vehicle and now I am told that the transfer has been disallowed by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. Will you compensate me for the cost of the new number plates?
No, we state clearly the following in our Terms Of Business: Number plates showing the purchased registration must not be acquired by the purchaser or displayed on the recipient vehicle until the purchaser is notified of successful completion by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and has a valid tax disc showing the newly purchased number. Number plates not manufactured to the British Specification are displayed at the purchaser's own risk.

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Do K.J.Registrations actually sell the number plates that will be fixed to my vehicle?
We do not sell the actual number plates themselves as these can be purchased easily and cheaply in various local places and especially at Motor Factors who specialise in motoring goods. The postage and packing costs we would have to recover alone would be more than the local charge to the customer.

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I am taking a registration from my vehicle what registration will I get back?
When you take a registration off your vehicle you will be given back a registration suitable for the year of the vehicle. Usually you will be given back the original registration.. This simplifies Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency records and is better for vehicles that have had their windows etched with the original registration.

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Can I put a registration onto a brand new vehicle which I am buying?
Yes a registration can be put onto a brand new vehicle by either sending the appropriate entitlement or retention certificate to the car dealer or by us requesting the application for first registration (V55) from the car dealer. The usual Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency fees are payable since you are choosing to assign a personalised plate to your new vehicle and not just taking the next registration available in your area.

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What are the extra costs after paying for the registration number?
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency charge 80.00 to either transfer a registration from one vehicle to another or to put a registration on a retention certificate (The 80.00 is the assignment fee paid in advance). 

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What payment methods do you accept?
We accept payment by cheque, cash (sent by registered post), postal order or Paypal (The maximum payment we accept by Paypal is 500.00).

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What is the Retention Certificate Scheme?
If you wish to sell or scrap your vehicle but keep the registration number then you can put the registration on to a retention certificate. You can then assign the registration number to another vehicle in the future at your own convenience. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency charge 80.00 for this service which covers the assignment fee paid in advance. Registrations from Northern Ireland can not be put directly on to a retention certificate but must first be registered on a British car which costs a further 80.00. If the application is successful, a V778 Retention Document valid for 10 years is issued to the keeper (now known as the grantee) who will also be issued with a V5C registration document for the donor vehicle showing a replacement registration number. The V778 must be kept very secure because it will be required when the registration number is subsequently assigned to a vehicle. At anytime you can add the name of a nominee (if you wish to assign the retained number to his / her car) plus if you wish to extend entitlement for a further 10 year period after the first 10 years expire this is permitted for no fee. Although not obliged to do so the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency do issue expiry reminders however the responsibility to apply to extend in time rests with the grantee. Once the expiry date has lapsed, entitlement is lost. The latest Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency rules now allow the owner of a donor vehicle to name a third party who can go on to be the named grantee on the retention certificate but caution should be taken as this third party will then have complete legal control of the registration.

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My retention certificate or certificate of entitlement is due to expire and I am the nominee and K.J. Registrations or their customer are the grantee. What must I do know?
We very rarely release retention certificates or certificates of entitlement with our customer's as nominee as a loop hole exists for the grantee to renew the certificate without the nominee knowing and so "stealing" the registration. However if we do release under the direct instructions of the purchaser and the certificate becomes due for renewal you must send it to us so we can handle the renewal with DVLA plus a cheque for 100.00 made payable to K.J. Registrations to cover our administration costs.

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My retention certificate or certificate of entitlement has expired and I forgot to renew. What do I do know?
Once expired it is extremely difficult to get a retention certificate or certificate of entitlement renewed by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. The grantee must send the certificate to Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea with a letter explaining the circumstances surrounding the non-renewal. It is then up to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency if the certificate is renewed. 

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How do I assign a registration number to my vehicle from a retention certificate?
You send the retention certificate, your V5C registration document and MOT certificate (if applicable) to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea. You DO NOT include your current tax disc as it is illegal to have an unlicensed vehicle on the public highway. Instead on the retention certificate there is a place to put the expiry date and serial number of your current tax disc or if the vehicle is not taxed include a completed V10 tax application form and your insurance certificate. The 80.00 assignment fee will have already been paid when the registration number was placed on retention so there will be nothing else to pay at this time. You will be issued with a replacement tax disc showing the registration number you have assigned, be given instructions on destroying the old tax disc and your MOT certificate will be replaced to show the assigned registration number. A replacement V5C registration document will also be sent showing the assigned registration number now registered on the vehicle.

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What is the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Auction scheme?
Interesting or valuable registration marks belonging to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency are auctioned off at regular intervals each year by agents of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. They are issued after the auction on certificates of entitlement (V750). So if you find the number plate you have always wanted you can keep it on a certificate until you have a suitable car. Marks on certificates are ideal to give as surprise presents since the actual vehicle documents are not needed until the assignment of the registration.

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What is the difference between a stock registration and a commission registration?
Stock registrations are actually owned by K.J. Registrations whilst a commission registration is being sold on behalf of the owner.

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I know what registration I want can you find out the owner's details?
If the registration is advertised on the open market then the chances are we will have it in our database. However if not advertised anywhere then the only way to trace a registration is with the Police or Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and obviously they will not divulge such information as it is covered by the Data Protection Act. You can of course give us the registration number and we will add it to our wants list and if the registration ever becomes available we will contact you. 

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I have a registration that I wish to sell. What should I do?
Contact us by telephone, email or complete the form on the "Sell Your Registration" page and we will advise you of both the commission and straight cash buy in price for your registration.

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You have given me a price for my registration but I disagree with the figure. What should I do?
Contact our office and tell us the price you require but please be aware that we have been in the cherished registration business for over twenty five years and price each registration realistically taking into account the current market conditions. In some instances a registration you have owned for many years might have a particular meaning to you or even a sentimental value but not be so appealing to anybody else.

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I have now sold my registration elsewhere but it is still advertised on your site. What should I do?
If you sell elsewhere or decide to withdraw the registration from sale please contact us promptly by registered post. Failure to do so often means unwanted emails and telephone calls to you in the future to seek information on the registration. Plus more importantly our Terms & Conditions do state "If the vendor does not inform us the registration is no longer available before a purchaser is found then the vendor shall be liable to pay any costs incurred by us including any commission which we would have been gained on the sale of the registration".
 

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My registration is advertised on your site but I did not give you permission to advertise it. What should I do?
This can occur if the previous owner or third party agent of the registration has not informed us it is no longer available. It is very simple to rectify by contacting us and we will delete the registration from our database. 

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The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT).

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Car registrations are not items of property in their own right and may be withdrawn by the Secretary of State at anytime. Many of the car registrations we have available involve a third party. Therefore we MUST check availability before we can confirm that it is possible to transfer a registration. With regard to the Distance Selling Regulations, we must notify you that as the contract will begin as soon as payment is made, the cooling off period and right to cancel will no longer apply. This website contains cherished number plates from our own stock, customer car registrations and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency stock.
We reserve the right to withdraw from sale or change the price of any private number plate without notice. All personalised number plates on this website are subject to a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Transfer / Assignment / Retention Fee and some are also subject to VAT at 20%. Additional costs are sometimes applicable for the transfer of personalised number plates to N.Ireland. E&OE.

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