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England - How To Change your Vehicle Details on your Registration Certificate

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Procedure[edit]

  • Using your registration certificate youll need to:
    • notify any changes or corrections by completing section seven
    • sign and date the declaration box
  • For changes not listed in section seven you'll need to underline the vehicle details in section four, writing the new information next to them. You must also produce documentary evidence with a covering letter explaining the changes.
  • If the changes dont affect your vehicle tax, then send the registration certificate and any additional documentation to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BA.
  • If the changes affect the amount of vehicle tax you pay, youll need to apply to your nearest DVLA local office to:
    • apply for an exchange licence if your tax disc shows the old details
    • retax your vehicle if the vehicle tax has expired
  • In both cases, youll need to include the registration certificate and any additional documentation with your application.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Your updated identity documents
  • Your updated Residential address proof
  • A receipt for the replacement engine
  • Written evidence from the manufacturer
  • An inspection report provided for insurance purposes
  • Written confirmation on headed paper from a garage if the change in engine size took place before you bought the vehicle
  • Your existing engine is converted - the confirmation must be on headed paper from the garage that carried out the work
  • A new engine fitted receipt is required as confirmation
Identity documents

You must provide original documents. DVLA wont accept photocopies or laminated certificates.

United Kingdom (UK) digital passports
  • If you hold a digital passport (the photograph and signature appear on the same page), DVLA can confirm your identity with the Identity and Passport Service. You dont have to send your passport to DVLA.
  • When applying online youll be asked to provide your nine digit passport number allowing DVLA to confirm your identity.
  • If you apply by post, using the D1 'application for a driving licence', write your nine digit passport number and your signature in the 'confirming your identity' section of the D1 form.
Other types of identification
  • DVLA also accepts the following documents as confirmation of your identity. Unlike the digital passport though, you'll need to send your identity document with your application:
    • full valid current passport
    • biometric residence permit (formerly known as the identity card for foreign nationals)
    • UK certificate of naturalisation
  • Do not send in your passport if you need it within the next month. If this is the case you should consider delaying your licence application until you can send it with your passport to DVLA.
  • If youve reached State Pension age, you can provide originals of one of the following in your name:
    • recent (within three months) bank or building society statement showing your pension payment and National Insurance number
    • BR2102, BR2103 or BR5899 letter confirming your eligibility for the State Pension
UK birth and adoption certificates
  • UK birth and adoption certificates can also be used, however, as they are not absolute proof of identity, they must be accompanied by one of the following:
    • National Insurance card or a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions containing your National Insurance number
    • photocopy of the front page of a benefits book or an original benefits claim letter
    • P45, P60 or pay slip
    • marriage certificate or divorce papers (decree nisi or absolute)
    • college or university union card or school record
  • If you don't have a birth or adoption certificate, or the one that you have doesnt show your full name or country of birth, contact your local register office.
Return of your identity documents
  • DVLA will return your licence and identity documents separately, it cannot guarantee to return your identity documents by a set date. If you would like your identity documents returned by special delivery, include a stamped self-addressed special delivery envelope with your application. Keep a note of the serial number.
  • If you do not get your identity documents back within two weeks of receiving your photocard licence, phone DVLA Customer Enquiries on 0300 790 6801.

Note: unless you contact DVLA within three months of the date you sent your application, it will be difficult to carry out the necessary investigation.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

DVLA,
Swansea,
SA99 1BA



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Validity[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

DVLA will aim to deliver a registration certificate to you within two to four weeks of receiving your application. However, please allow up to four weeks before contacting DVLA.



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Instructions[edit]

  • Youll need to update your registration certificate (V5C) if you make any changes to your vehicle or if any of the details shown on your registration certificate are incorrect.
  • The amount of vehicle tax you pay may be affected and you will need to produce documentary evidence of the changes.
Changes you need to update
  • Youll need to tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) about the following changes to your vehicle:
    • colour
    • engine
    • cylinder capacity
    • fuel type (propulsion)
    • replacing or modifying the chassis/monocoque bodyshell
    • seating capacity
    • weight of a goods vehicle
Change to engine and cylinder capacity (engine size)
  • DVLA will need written evidence of any changes to engine number and cylinder capacity (cc). Written evidence can be:
    • a receipt for the replacement engine
    • written evidence from the manufacturer
    • an inspection report provided for insurance purposes
    • written confirmation on headed paper from a garage if the change in engine size took place before you bought the vehicle
Change to fuel type
  • DVLA will need written confirmation of any changes to fuel type if:
    • your existing engine is converted - the confirmation must be on headed paper from the garage that carried out the work
    • a new engine is fitted - the receipt will be required as confirmation
Change to the number of seats on a bus

A change to the number of seats including the driver's seat may affect the amount of vehicle tax you pay.

Change to the revenue weight for larger vehicles

For changes to the revenue weight youll need to produce a plating certificate or design weight certificate.

Change of taxation class to disabled

Youll need to produce the appropriate exemption certificate if you change the tax class of your vehicle to disabled.

Other changes
  • Your vehicle may need to be inspected by a DVLA local office. You must contact your nearest DVLA local office if you change:
    • wheel plan
    • body type (DVLA allocate a body type description based on the external appearance of a vehicle)
    • vehicle identification number (VIN)
    • chassis number
    • frame number for motorcycles



Required Information[edit]

  • Full Name
  • Date of birth
  • Residential Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email Address
  • Vehicle
    • colour
    • engine
    • cylinder capacity
    • fuel type (propulsion)
    • replacing or modifying the chassis/monocoque bodyshell
    • seating capacity
    • weight of a goods vehicle



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Need for the Document[edit]

Youll need to update your registration certificate (V5C) if you make any changes to your vehicle or if any of the details shown on your registration certificate are incorrect. You can change your vehicle details on your registration certificate by following the below instructions and procedure.



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External Links[edit]

  • Directgov Changing your vehicle details on your registration certificate
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/ChangesToYourRegistrationCertificate/DG_4022054
  • Identity documents and photograph criteria
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/NeedANewOrUpdatedLicence/DG_4022091
  • Taxing your vehicle in the disabled tax class
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/HowToTaxYourVehicle/DG_4022121
  • How to exchange a tax disc
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/TaxationClasses/DG_10014695
  • How to retax your vehicle
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/OwningAVehicle/HowToTaxYourVehicle/DG_069680



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