Renew or replace your private number
You must renew your right to use your private (personalised) number every 10 years if it’s not being used on a vehicle. If you got your private number before 2015, you must renew it more often - check your V750 or V778 document.
Renew your V750 certificate of entitlement or V778 retention document
You’ll get a reminder letter or email if you’re not using a private number and your right to use it is about to run out.
You can renew it for up to 10 years, and it does not cost anything to do.
Renew your V750 online
You can renew your V750 by creating a DVLA personalised registration account or by using your existing account.
Renew by post
Fill in the form on the V750 or V778.
Send the V750 or V778 to the address on the form.
If your V750 or V778 has expired
You can buy the right to use a private registration number again if you got the V750 or V778 before 9 March 2015 and it expired on or after 1 May 2011. You have until 18 December 2019 to apply - DVLA will not accept applications after this date.
It costs £25 for each year that the certificate has expired. Any time under 1 year costs the same as a full year, for example if your certificate expired 2 years 1 month ago, you’ll have to pay for 3 years (£75).
Fill in the form on the V750 or V778. Send it with the fee to the address on the form.
If you do not have your V750 or V778, send a letter to DVLA Personalised Registrations. You’ll need to explain why you do not have your V750 or V778. Include the fee, your private number and proof of your name and address, for example your driving licence or both your passport and a utility bill.
Replace a lost or stolen V750 or V778
You can send a letter to DVLA Personalised Registrations to ask for a replacement V750 or V778 if:
- it has not expired
- you’re the person with the right to use the number (your name will have been on the V778 or V750 as the ‘grantee’)
It’ll take around 3 to 4 weeks for the new V750 or V778 to arrive.
DVLA Personalised Registrations