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#1 turbopete1

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:45 PM

Sorry if this is in the wrong place but i couldnt find anywhere else that fitted what i felt the subject was.

 

Got a friend who has done a deal on a car, but it has a northern Ireland reg number (originally registered there) BUT they dont like the WUI xxxx style plates

 

How do they go about getting a regular plate (17 plate in this case) allocated? what does it cost? anyone know? i dont think theyre bothered about keeping the NI plate, they just want a mainland UK plate on it.

 

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:56 PM

I have seen a private company advertising the removal of an NI plate and replacing it for £79 which suggests to me that the DVLA will do it for nothing or close to.?

 

Alternatively you could apply to put the number on retention £80 and the DVLA would have to allocate a new number to the Car.

 

Or you could buy a number from the DVLA site that you like fees vary.

 

https://dvlaregistrations.dvla.gov.uk/



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:06 PM

I have seen a private company advertising the removal of an NI plate and replacing it for £79 which suggests to me that the DVLA will do it for nothing or close to.?

 

Alternatively you could apply to put the number on retention £80 and the DVLA would have to allocate a new number to the Car.

 

Or you could buy a number from the DVLA site that you like fees vary.

 

https://dvlaregistrations.dvla.gov.uk/

they dont want a private plate, they just want a regular plate on it. as for DVLA, ive spent half a day on the website for my friend, but cant find the right information, as we dont have an original plate to refit (as the plate on it IS the original) which confuses things. and im guessing theres nobody in the DVLA offices to phone and ask (and get it switched quickly)



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:25 PM

Sorry for not being clearer.

 

Think outside the box.

 

They own the car so if they wanted to keep the number they could pay £80 on the website to put it on retention

 

That would automatically take the number off the car and you get a certificate with the number on it

 

The DVLA would then have to generate a random but age related plate to tell you you put on the car.

 

I don't think they would give it another NI number but unsure, my guess would be it would relate to the area you live.

 

Job done, all online via email.

 

You could then sell the certificate, if anyone wanted it, you would be suprised what numbers sell.which is probably why that company charge £79. They get a private plate for £1?

 

Similar thread

 

https://cardealermag...rthern-ireland/


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:40 PM

Found this now

 

New registrations fee

You’ll have to pay a fee of £55 if you’re registering and taxing a vehicle for the first time with DVLA.

You can pay by cheque or postal order. You cannot send cash. Damaged or altered cheques will not be accepted.

You do not have to pay for some vehicles, including:

  • those first registered and licensed in the disabled exempt taxation class
  • historic vehicles previously registered with the old local authorities (late conversions)
  • vehicles previously registered in Northern Ireland
  • imported vehicles previously registered under the personal export scheme and new means of transport scheme
  • visiting forces vehicles
  • vehicles registered under the direct export scheme
  • vehicles registered for off-road use only
  • crown exempt vehicles

 

https://www.gov.uk/v...gistrations-fee

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/g...first-time-v555

 

 

 

Although that sounds cheaper it looks a lot more complicated because NI vehicles and registrations are perfectly legal and acceptable in England.

 

I will keep digging to check it would be allocated an "English" number.


Edited by stonekeeper, 15 September 2020 - 06:45 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:46 PM

 

Found this now

 

New registrations fee

You’ll have to pay a fee of £55 if you’re registering and taxing a vehicle for the first time with DVLA.

You can pay by cheque or postal order. You cannot send cash. Damaged or altered cheques will not be accepted.

You do not have to pay for some vehicles, including:

  • those first registered and licensed in the disabled exempt taxation class
  • historic vehicles previously registered with the old local authorities (late conversions)
  • vehicles previously registered in Northern Ireland
  • imported vehicles previously registered under the personal export scheme and new means of transport scheme
  • visiting forces vehicles
  • vehicles registered under the direct export scheme
  • vehicles registered for off-road use only
  • crown exempt vehicles

 

https://www.gov.uk/v...gistrations-fee

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/g...first-time-v555

 

 

 

Although that sounds cheaper it looks a lot more complicated because NI vehicles and registrations are perfectly legal and acceptable in England.

 

I will keep digging to check it would be allocated an "English" number.

 

i believe its been taxed here before in some form or other (possibly disabled tax) but not on a mainland UK plate. not sure if that makes a difference? ive seen that page but thats the confusing part



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 07:30 PM

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Cannot find a definitive answer but it appears to be free by post, don't know what forms you need

 

DVLA

 

By phone

DVLA Vehicle Enquiries
Telephone: 0300 790 6802
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturdays, 8am to 4pm
Find out about call charges

By webchat

Use the webchat service to contact DVLA about vehicle registration and V5C certificates (log books).

By email

Use the email service to contact DVLA about vehicle registration.


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:01 PM

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Found this now

 

New registrations fee

You’ll have to pay a fee of £55 if you’re registering and taxing a vehicle for the first time with DVLA.

You can pay by cheque or postal order. You cannot send cash. Damaged or altered cheques will not be accepted.

You do not have to pay for some vehicles, including:

  • those first registered and licensed in the disabled exempt taxation class
  • historic vehicles previously registered with the old local authorities (late conversions)
  • vehicles previously registered in Northern Ireland
  • imported vehicles previously registered under the personal export scheme and new means of transport scheme
  • visiting forces vehicles
  • vehicles registered under the direct export scheme
  • vehicles registered for off-road use only
  • crown exempt vehicles

 

https://www.gov.uk/v...gistrations-fee

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/g...first-time-v555

 

 

 

Although that sounds cheaper it looks a lot more complicated because NI vehicles and registrations are perfectly legal and acceptable in England.

 

I will keep digging to check it would be allocated an "English" number.

 

i believe its been taxed here before in some form or other (possibly disabled tax) but not on a mainland UK plate. not sure if that makes a difference? ive seen that page but thats the confusing part

 

Personally if i had the V5 back in my name and address i would ring swansea and ask what kind of number would be allocated then do the £80 putting it on retention option on-line and see what happened with the allocation of a new number.

 

Then put the retention certificate  up for sale to see how much of my £80 i could get back off someone who wanted to hide the age of their car. If it's a 2017 reg though i think it has to go on a car that age or newer.


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:01 PM

Cannot find a definitive answer but it appears to be free by post, don't know what forms you need

 

DVLA

 

By phone

DVLA Vehicle Enquiries
Telephone: 0300 790 6802
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturdays, 8am to 4pm
Find out about call charges

By webchat

Use the webchat service to contact DVLA about vehicle registration and V5C certificates (log books).

By email

Use the email service to contact DVLA about vehicle registration.

thanks. looks like ill have to spend the day on the phone tomorrow. apparently they are dreadful at answering phones, if they answer at all, and i followed links to email them and got a message saying 'this service is closed' which isnt exactly helpful either. trying to avoid having to make too many amendments to insurance, etc as its a hassle and theres a charge for each amendment!



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:03 PM

 

 

 

Found this now

 

New registrations fee

You’ll have to pay a fee of £55 if you’re registering and taxing a vehicle for the first time with DVLA.

You can pay by cheque or postal order. You cannot send cash. Damaged or altered cheques will not be accepted.

You do not have to pay for some vehicles, including:

  • those first registered and licensed in the disabled exempt taxation class
  • historic vehicles previously registered with the old local authorities (late conversions)
  • vehicles previously registered in Northern Ireland
  • imported vehicles previously registered under the personal export scheme and new means of transport scheme
  • visiting forces vehicles
  • vehicles registered under the direct export scheme
  • vehicles registered for off-road use only
  • crown exempt vehicles

 

https://www.gov.uk/v...gistrations-fee

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/g...first-time-v555

 

 

 

Although that sounds cheaper it looks a lot more complicated because NI vehicles and registrations are perfectly legal and acceptable in England.

 

I will keep digging to check it would be allocated an "English" number.

 

i believe its been taxed here before in some form or other (possibly disabled tax) but not on a mainland UK plate. not sure if that makes a difference? ive seen that page but thats the confusing part

 

Personally if i had the V5 back in my name and address i would ring swansea and ask what kind of number would be allocated then do the £80 putting it on retention option on-line and see what happened with the allocation of a new number.

 

Then put the retention certificate  up for sale to see how much of my £80 i could get back off someone who wanted to hide the age of their car. If it's a 2017 reg though i think it has to go on a car that age or newer.

 

its a 2017 reg they WANT. they want rid of the WUI xxxx plate thats on the car now. as regards V5, the deal was just done earlier today, car isnt collected until monday. you would think Garage wuld be able to sort it out, even if they charged a small fee, but apparently not. im told they have said they MIGHT be able to HELP, but cant guarantee it!


Edited by turbopete1, 15 September 2020 - 08:03 PM.





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