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Buying a Registration (DVLA form V750)


Each year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) sells many unissued registration numbers.


Unlike cherished number plates, or previously assigned number plates comprised of noteworthy number-letter combinations, number plates sold (not issued directly to vehicles, as current style number plates are) by the DVLA are new in every sense. Thus, while cherished number plates’ history and character are riveting, wholly unique, never-before-owned number plates are exciting in their own right.  


Ownership of any new DVLA number plate is signified by a V750 Certificate of Entitlement. Aside from a few stylistic differences, the V750 Certificate of Entitlement serves the same function as the V778 Retention Certificate, except that the latter maintains ownership of cherished (and previously assigned, once again) number plates.


To help those who’re considering purchasing a new number plate, here’s a comprehensive guide to the process and to the V750 Certificate of Entitlement.



The V750 Certificate of Entitlement 101: What Customers Need to Know


The V750 Certificate of Entitlement looks very much like the V778 Retention Document (just as the two serve similar purposes).


The V750, however, is pink in color and features the purchaser’s–not the grantee’s– name. On the V750, a nominee can also be indicated; this individual is another person (besides the purchaser) who is able to legally use the associated number plate. Nominees are typically specified when V750 Certificates of Entitlement are purchased as gifts.


V750 Certificates of Entitlement, like V778 Retention Documents, are valid for 10 years following the DVLA’s issuance. Owners can renew V750 Certificates free of charge, but only when there are 28 or fewer days until the expiration date. As the DVLA is extremely strict about renewal deadlines, it’s imperative that number plate owners extend their documents on time.



Transferring a V750 to a New Vehicle, at the Dealership or at Home


Not a few number plate and vehicle purchasers invest in new number plates ahead of time–as the DVLA makes them available–and subsequently decide to use them on vehicles.


For new vehicle purchases, the easiest way through this process is, simply enough, to present the V750 while at the dealership. In the vast majority of instances, dealership employees will complete the transfer free of charge.


We’ve written another guide on transferring number plates from V778 and V750 forms to vehicles (and vice-versa, in what is called the retention process), and if you’re interested in applying a V750 to an existing vehicle, be sure to read through this brief text.



Trust Swiftreg to Handle Your V750 Certificate of Entitlement Needs


At SwiftReg, we’re proud to go above and beyond for our customers. That means we strive to offer the widest number plate selection, the best service, the easiest checkout process, and stellar overall shopping experiences.


Whether you’re new to the world of number plates or have been around it for a while, we’ll be happy to complete the V750 Certificate of Entitlement process for you. Similarly, we can swiftly and efficiently handle DVLA transfers and other paperwork-heavy requests.


Thanks for taking the time to read, and we’re looking forward to doing business with you.

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