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Old 11-01-2017, 10:57 PM   #1
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A simple question about transferring private registrations.

Hello DW.

This is probably a very simple question but unfortunately I have very limited experience in the area. I have searched but am easily baffled by some of the .Gov jargon.

I bought a 944 project last year. Build blog can be seen here.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=386358

At the moment I need to replace the cheap horrible numberplates that came with the car. Annoyingly the car also has an Irish format private plate which I don't want. I want an age related plate.

My first question is. The car was last moted and taxed back in 2013. I know that when I last transferred my private registration at my local dvla office (that's how long ago it was!) the car had to have had MOT and tax within the last 6 months or something. However someone mentioned and I am pretty sure I also read that this ruling may have been changed. Can anyone confirm if it is possible to transfer a registration onto retention if it's been without a MOT for nearly 4 years.

Secondly. My glass is etched with the original number plate. Once the personal registration is removed, will it revert back to the number that is etched on the glass or will it just give an age related plate?

Sorry for what may be a simple question, I know a direct answer will be online but I know sometimes things car vary and i think it would be positive to hear from those of you who have first hand experience.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:09 PM   #2
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I could have a guess chum, but your best bet is to ring the dva and have a chat with them. I've transferred numbers before, the cars have had current MOTs though. The reg did revert to the original number.

How that would work without a valid MOT, I'm afraid I don't think you can, but I'm not completely sure.

Hope you get sorted.

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Edit - Northern Irish plates are lovely btw.

Edit #2 - just a thought, but why the urgency? Wait until the car is finished and transfer the number when you have an MOT on it.

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Old 11-01-2017, 11:13 PM   #3
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im pretty sure it will get the original plate back as on the windows,not sure about the mot bit
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:18 PM   #4
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Pretty sure you can do it all online now. Try it. What's the worse that could happen?
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Yes you can do it online and it changes the plate almost straight away as used it last year to swap my plate over. Service doesn't run 24/7 though so you'd likely need to do it through the day


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Must have a valid MOT and be taxed or SORN, I used the service a couple of weeks ago.
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Edit - Northern Irish plates are lovely btw.
Totally agree with this. Got one myself!
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Thanks very much for the replies chaps.

The reason I wanted it off before the mot is, it saves me having to have new number plates made up for the mot in the private reg, then having to have the original plates made on new number plates. It also saves me having to update the insurance of the registration change and paying their stupid admin fee.

Also my car is on an old Y reg, which seems to be uncommon with this vehicle so would have preferred it to be on its original reg. Strange isn't it. Lots of people get a private plate to hide the age of the vehicle, then you reach a point where you're quite happy with having something old.

I think some formats of the Irish registration are quite cool, however I'm quite undecided as to if I like mine or not!
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As far as making changes with your car Insurance, I have never been charged an admin fee for this with any company. I have five personal plates on my cars so do changes quite often.
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Admiral charge £20. Really annoys me. I called up to be conservative and up the annual mileage and they said £1.50 something to change it as I have a month to go but £20 admin fee.

So I said forget it and will adjust next month.


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