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    DVLA - Number Plate Retention

    I need to put my number plate on retention as sold my car and could do with getting it back on normal plates ASAP.

    Can I goto my local DVLA office with the form and they'll do it all there an then or issit all through post?

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    i go to my local DVLA to do everything mate, i'm pretty sure they will do it for you.

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    doesnt matter wether you go into your local office or post the form it will still take up to 10 working days for them to process the form and send you a new tax disc and mot and v5 but it can take up to 28 working days to get your retention certificate

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...tes/DG_4022575

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    Don't let the car go with the plate, or the new owner will own it, and doesn't ahve to give i back.
    Unless a legal document is drawn up (ithink)

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    as lee says - if you sell the car with the plate on you lose the plate as it then belongs to the new owner. get it off beforehand then sell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott D View Post
    I need to put my number plate on retention as sold my car

    Quote Originally Posted by LEE69 View Post
    Don't let the car go with the plate, or the new owner will own it, and doesn't ahve to give i back.
    Unless a legal document is drawn up (ithink)
    hence the need for retention

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4STRA View Post
    doesnt matter wether you go into your local office or post the form it will still take up to 10 working days for them to process the form and send you a new tax disc and mot and v5 but it can take up to 28 working days to get your retention certificate

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...tes/DG_4022575
    Really?

    When I put the plate on the car they took my TAX disc and issued a new one there and then. They also stamped my MOT and put the new registration on it. All I had to do then is wait for the log book to come though.
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    as per the link above the following extract was taken... have a read very enlightning.

    The DVLA local office may need to inspect your vehicle and will contact you to arrange an appointment. If they don’t need to inspect, they’ll approve your application within seven working days.
    On approving your application, the DVLA local office will send you:
    • a confirmation letter to advise the replacement registration number
    • a new tax disc showing the replacement registration number
    • an authorisation letter (V94 to get your number plates made up

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    So its different than getting the new plate put on.

    Very odd
    The truth is always the truth even if you haven't realised it yet...

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    yeah because they have to issue a replacement number and its not always the same one as the original one
    why they cant do it quicker these days is beyond me.

    putting a plate on is quicker as you have the retention certificate at hand.

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