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    Removing a Private Plate from a car

    Im selling my Jag x-type tommorow, however i still have my plate on the car.

    does anyone know the process of getting it off, and putting the original back on?

    thanks
    "Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long, and in the end it's only with yourself"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasayr View Post
    Im selling my Jag x-type tommorow, however i still have my plate on the car.

    does anyone know the process of getting it off, and putting the original back on?

    thanks
    depends on whether you want it straight onto another car or onto a retention certificate

    but basically you need to fill in a form and send it back to the DVLA Swansea with your V5 and MoT, or you can take it into your local DVLA office if you have one, who'll issue you a replacement number and MoT within 7-14 days, the V5 comes back from Swansea (upto 4 weeks)

    £80 for the transfer plus £25 if you want it onto retention

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    Local dvla office is your best bet. They will give you the appropriate form. Like gary says, take along your current mot and v5, as well as your ref no of your tax disc. If you're retaining your plate once you've filled everything in and parted with £80 (transfer fee) and £25 (retention fee) they will send you replacement documents and tax disc within a few days, as well as a retention document which you will need when you transfer that onto another vehicle. If it's just a straight transfer it's just £80. Simples!

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    gary's right, the v5 is the last thing to be sent to you.

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    thanks.
    if its staying off a vehicle im guessing its £105 total?
    hopefully the new owner dont get funny with me retaining the plate.

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by nasayr View Post
    thanks.
    if its staying off a vehicle im guessing its £105 total?
    hopefully the new owner dont get funny with me retaining the plate.

    thanks
    you pay in advance, so once you've paid the £80 fee, that includes taking it off and putting it onto the next car

    the £25 fee is for the retention cert, so in your circumstances its £105

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    thanks for clearing that up Gary
    im thinking now to put it on my 08-plate smart just to save £25 lol
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    also keep ya fingers crossed that the buyer isnt a tit...

    Once he pays you for the car and takes it away, technically he owns the plate and can stop the transfer (cant imagine why they would unless they are a tool)... DVLA advise you do not sell the car until the transfer is fully complete..depends how valuble it is to ya.

    I have done 2 in the last 7-8 months and both have been done in under 2 weeks.. I think they quote 6.
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    if you go to a local dvla centre with all your docs and the form they will change everyhting there and then , give you back a new mot , tax disc with the new reg on it , the only thing that gets sent to you is the v5 , dont do it by post it takes ages

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKTAYLOR View Post
    if you go to a local dvla centre with all your docs and the form they will change everyhting there and then , give you back a new mot , tax disc with the new reg on it , the only thing that gets sent to you is the v5 , dont do it by post it takes ages
    not anymore they won't

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