Due to the increasing popularity of private number plates, many motorists are looking to change their standard DVLA car registration numbers and replacing them with their very own personalised number plate. Obviously, once people have personalised number plates, they would want to sport it on their vehicle, even if they changed the vehicle. For this reason, the DVLA has provided a cherished transfer scheme which allows vehicle owners to transfer personalised number plates from one vehicle to another.
Going about the transfer scheme process
When transferring a personalised number plate from an old car to a new one, you will first need to fill in a transfer application and submit it to the local DVLA office. This can be done either in person, or by post. DVLA offices provide a V317 form that is required to be completed for the transfer process. Vehicle owners also need to prove that both cars are registered with the DVLA in order to proceed with the transfer.
There are a number of other documents that vehicles involved in the transfer need to have. In addition to this, an inspection of the vehicles is also a requirement. So, whenever the DVLA asks to see the vehicles, they should be made available and the necessary criteria should also be met. During the transfer of a personalised number plate, the owner of the donor vehicle (the one giving up the number plate) holds all the rights to the car registration until completion of the transfer.
Once the transfer is complete, both vehicles are given an updated tax display which displays the new car registration and if applicable, an updated MOT.