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Certificate of Destruction/Notification of Destruction (COD/NOD)
If you use the manual COD/NOD process, then from 11 July you should send the V913s to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AR.
When you require new stock of V913s these can be obtained from stores via Fax: 01792 783525 / 01792 788027.
Or, by writing to:
D Basement Stores
For details on joining the electronic system and any queries relating to CoD, please contact the CoD team email@example.com
If you use the electronic system and want to reset your password please call 0300 123 0793.
Vehicle Enquiry Services (VES)
To check if a vehicle is taxed or has been declared SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) please visit www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax
First Registration Allocation of Number Plate Series in NI and GB
If you currently use the AFRL system to register vehicles in Northern Ireland you can continue to do so.
Registration numbers in AFRL will be assigned, as they are currently, according to the address of the dealer completing the first registration. This means that any dealer with a Northern Ireland address will be able to select Northern Ireland series numbers only and any dealer with a GB address will be able to assign GB series numbers only via AFRL. If you dealership is UK wide, with branches in both Northern Ireland and GB, it is possible to operate separate AFRL accounts from each address.
As an AFRL system user in Northern Ireland or GB will be able to assign a cherished number, in either the Northern Ireland or GB format, at the point of registering the vehicle, using the V750 certificate of entitlement or V778 retention document, regardless of either your address or your customer’s address.
If as a dealer with a Northern Ireland address you wish to register a new vehicle under a GB series number, not available to you through AFRL, you should apply using the manual V55 process. The application to allocate a GB series number by a Northern Ireland dealer will only be accepted where the customer’s address is in GB.
Similarly, if as a dealer with a GB address you wish to register a new vehicle under a Northern Ireland series number, not available to you through AFRL, you should apply using the manual V55 process. The application to allocate a Northern Ireland series number by a GB dealer will only be accepted where the customer’s address is in Northern Ireland.
Manual First Registration Process
The manual V55 first registration process remains the same; the appropriate forms should be completed and returned to:
First Registration Team
Pre-addressed envelopes for the team are available from firstname.lastname@example.org and should be used to ensure a prompt response to your application.
When assigning a registration number to the vehicle with a V53 sticker, Northern Ireland series numbers should only be allocated to customers with a Northern Ireland address, and GB series numbers to customers with a GB address. Applications received where the number format allocated on the V53 sticker does not match the address of the customer will be rejected.
If you want to register a vehicle in either format to match the customer’s address and you do not hold the correct V53 sticker you should complete the appropriate V55 form and return it to the first registration team, (as above). DVLA will assign a regional registration mark appropriate to the customer’s address. If there are reasons why a Northern Ireland customer would want a regional series number from a particular region, other than that designated by their address, this should be noted on the application form, however it cannot be guaranteed.
Moving Used Vehicles between Northern Ireland and GB, and GB and Northern Ireland
From 21 July when a previously registered vehicle is moved between Northern Ireland and GB or GB and Northern Ireland, there is no longer a need to re-register the vehicle and assign a new registration number.
Simply complete the V5 with change of keeper details or change the address details and a new V5 will be issued under the original number. This means that a new keeper can take ownership of the vehicle without delay.
Alternatively, if the vehicle needs to be taxed this can be done over the counter at the Post Office. Complete the V5C (tax book) with the change of keeper details, and take this with the appropriate fee and documents, i.e. MOT and insurance, to the Post Office. They will tax the car and send the V5C with the change of keeper details to DVLA to issue a new one.
If you want to change the registration number of a vehicle from either the GB format to the Northern Ireland format or from the Northern Ireland format to the GB format, this can be done when notifying DVLA of a new keeper or by the registered keeper at a later date. The V5C (tax book) should be returned to:
The V5C should be noted on or accompanying letter attached explaining that re-registration for an alternative series/format number is required. If you require all paperwork, with exception of the V5C (tax book) returned to you, as the dealer, this request should also be included.
Pre-addressed envelopes (EN418) for the team are available from email@example.com and should be used to ensure a prompt response to your application.
As with the new vehicle registration scheme a new format number will be allocated according to the customer’s address, i.e. Northern Ireland series number for customers with a Northern Ireland address and GB series number to customers with a GB address. If a specific Northern Ireland regional series number is required, which is not linked to the customer’s post code, this should be noted on the V5C (tax book) or in any accompanying letter.
It should be noted that the request cannot be guaranteed, where the vehicle has been previously assigned a number in Northern Ireland this will be re-assigned, (see below). We will aim to complete the application and post the new V5C (tax book) to the new registered keeper within 10 working days of receipt of the application.
This will enable the new keeper to insure and tax the vehicle. The customer will be able to tax the vehicle at the Post Office using the new V5C and proof of insurance, or on-line or by automated phone service, using the reference number from the new V5C (tax book).
Alternatively, an application to tax the vehicle can be submitted with the re-registration request (V5C). The customer should include a completed V10 application to tax a vehicle, with the appropriate fee and all supporting documentation required, including insurance to cover the vehicle.
The vehicle can initially be insured under the existing registration number or insured using the chassis number of the vehicle. In either case, the insurance company will need to be notified of the new registration number and their records updated when the new V5C (tax book) is received. Failure to do so may results in the vehicle appearing to be uninsured.
The tax disc, if appropriate (until October 2014) and any additional paperwork will be returned to you as the dealer or to the new registered keeper of the vehicle, as requested in the initial application. Please note the new V5C (tax book) can only be issued to the new registered keeper and once received can be used, together with proof of name and address to have the new number plates made up.
A vehicle can be re-registered with a change to its registration format when notifying a change in ownership or by the registered keeper at a later date. To change the registration prior to sale the vehicle would need to be registered in the dealerships name as part of the re-registration process. This would increase the number of previous keepers shown on the V5C. If re-registering in the business name the vehicle would then need to be either taxed, MOT’d and insured, or declared SORN. As the vehicle would be registered to the dealership this would mean that under trade licensing regulations it could not be used on the road with trade plates assigned to the dealership.
Re-registration and Assignment of Registration Numbers
If the vehicle has been moved between GB and Northern Ireland, or Northern Ireland and GB, previously then wherever possible the original registration number allocated will be reallocated in line with the request for re-registration.
A vehicle registered under a Northern Ireland series number moved to GB and then back to Northern Ireland will be provided with the original Northern Ireland registration number rather than one from a new series.
In the same way, a vehicle registered under a GB format number moved to Northern Ireland and then back to GB will be provided with the original GB registration number.