It is a very common concern people have that how to replace a lost/stolen v750 & v778. How to renew the certificates and how to transfer the ownership of personalised numbers? With this blog, Easy Number Plates aims to target the most common queries of private number plate owners. Are you the owner of a private number plate too? If yes, this article is worth your attention.
Let’s start with understanding what is v750 & v778. Then only you’ll understand what to do next if you have lost it or someone has stolen it.
What is V750: Certificate of Entitlement?
The Certificate of Entitlement, or more commonly known as V750, is a form issued by DVLA for new and previously unassigned vehicle registration marks. The V750 registration marks are generated when consumers make a purchase from DVLA’s auction site.
What is 778: certificate of entitlement?
The V778 Retention Document is a green A4 size piece of paper. It is used by the DVLA when a personalised registration has been separated from a vehicle and placed on retention. V778 is a document that allows you to keep your registered number plate after you sell your car or it has been stolen. Here is the process of how to retain your private number plate after selling your car?
Covering the Three Scenarios
Lost or stolen V750 and V778
Transfer of Personal Number V778
Renewing V750 and V778
Process to Replace a Lost or Stolen V750 or V778
Wondering how to get a replacement of a lost retention certificate (V778) or entitlement certificate (V750)?
There is a specific process to replace a lost or stolen V750 certificate of entitlement or a lost retention document V778.
Apply by Post
You would need to send a letter to DVLA Personalised Registrations to request a replacement.
Apply for a replacement of V750 or V778 via the DVLA personalised registration account that you used to buy the personalised number.
Ways to Transfer Private Number to Someone Else
If you want to transfer private number plate to someone else then there are two ways to follow:
Transfer by post – Complete section 2 of the V778 or V750 and mail it to DVLA. Remember to send the V5C logbook of the vehicle that will have the private number registered on it.
The relevant postal address is on the form. DVLA will send a replacement log book for the vehicle with the new personal number assigned to it.
Transfer online – Enter the details from that vehicle V5C logbook into the system, The V5C or ‘log book’ is a paper document issued by the DVLA to the registered keeper of a vehicle.
It contains all the specific details about the car and is used to inform the DVLA of any changes, including when a vehicle is sold to a new owner or a change of name and address.
Note: The DVLA will send a replacement log book for the vehicle with the new personal number assigned to it.
How to Renew V750 or V778?
You can apply to renew your V750 or V778 as long as 28 days before it terminates. Try not to apply sooner than this or your application might be declined.
You’ll get an update letter or email on the off chance that you’re not utilizing a private number and your entitlement to utilize it is going to run out. You can re-establish it for as long as 10 years, and it costs nothing to do.
Conclusion: This above mentioned process will surely help you to get your retention document or certificate of entitlement replaced. Meanwhile explore the selection of 4D Number plates, 3D Number Plates and replacement plates and order for your vehicle.