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.

You’ll permanently lose the right to use the number if you do not renew it before the expiry date. DVLA will not accept applications made after that date.

Renew your V750 certificate of entitlement or V778 retention document

You can apply to renew your V750 or V778 up to 28 days before it expires. Do not apply earlier than this or your application may be refused.

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.

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
Swansea
SA99 1DS

If your address or name has changed

You’ll need to include an extra document with your letter.

If your address has changed, include proof of your identity. This can be a copy of:

  • a household bill sent to you in the last 3 months
  • your Council Tax bill for this year
  • a bank or building society statement sent to you in the last 3 months
  • a medical card
  • your current British driving licence
  • your passport
  • your birth certificate

If your name has changed, include proof of your name change. This can be a copy of:

  • your marriage certificate
  • the decree nisi or decree absolute from your divorce
  • a deed poll to show you’ve changed your name legally
  1. Step 1 Buy a private number

  2. Step 2 Assign your private number to a vehicle

  3. or Keep your private number

    You do not have to assign your number to a vehicle.

    You must renew your right to use the number every 10 years.

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  4. Step 3 Get a new number plate made

    If you assign your private number to a vehicle you must get a number plate made up from a registered supplier.

    1. Check the rules for number plates
    2. Check what documents you need to get a number plate made
    3. Find your nearest number plate supplier