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How long do I have to change number plates?
Last Updated: 18th June, 2020
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Correspondingly, how long do you have to change number plates over?
Taking Your Registration Number Off Your Old Car The DVLA will then assign the old car with a replacement registration and send you a new registration document (V5C) within three to five days.
Also, how long does it take to retain a number plate? Once your application is approved, you will be sent a new V5C log book for your vehicle showing the appropriate replacement registration, and a Retention document (V778) for the number plate you are retaining. This usually arrives within two weeks.
Then, what happens to mot when you change number plate?
You can TAX your vehicle online and get an MOT done if the transfer has not been completed however if the DVLA process your number plate transfer before you have bought your road TAX or completed your MOT then the transfer will fail.
How do I change my number plate to a new car?
How to fit or change car number plates
- Remove the old number plates from the car.
- Decide whether you're going to drill screw holes from the front or back of the new plate.
- Place the number plate on a piece of scrap wood and then carefully drill each hole through the plate in one go.
- Hold the new number plate in place.