The certificate of entitlement (V750) has the purchaser named at the top of the certificate and they hold the rights to the registration number.
The retention document (V778) has the grantee named at the top of the certificate and they hold the rights to the registration number.
When applying to assign your personalised registration number to a vehicle, you must send your completed application to your nearest Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency DVLA local office.
You will need:
- The registration certificate (V5C) or the new keeper supplement with a completed V62 ‘application for a vehicle registration certificate V5C
- An MOT test certificate for cars and motorcycles over three years old, or over one year old for heavy goods vehicles
- If the new keepers supplement has been stamped by a DVLA local office you’ll need to complete a V62 form and return it to DVLA Swansea before you can apply. Please allow three weeks for the registration certificate (V5C) to be returned to you following your application.
Adding a nominee to your personalised registration number
If you want to add a nominee at the same time as assigning the registration number onto a vehicle: