4. Renewing or updating your certificate of entitlement

You’ll receive a reminder letter if you haven’t assigned the number to your vehicle and your V750 certificate of entitlement is about to run out. You can renew it for up to 10 years - otherwise you lose the right to assign it to your vehicle.

Apply using your online account

You can create an online account to:

  • renew your certificate
  • manage your details
  • change your nominee
  • add any previously bought registration numbers

You must apply by post if you need to change your name or address.

Apply by post

Renewing the certificate of entitlement

Complete the V750 certificate. If the certificate has already run out, include a covering letter explaining why the application is late. DVLA will consider your request.

Add or change nominee details

You can add or change nominee details at any time. You can also do this when the personalised registration is being assigned to the nominee’s vehicle.

Complete the V750 certificate with the nominee details. The purchaser must sign the certificate.

Changing your name and address

The purchaser should return the certificate with a covering letter, enclosing any relevant documents to support the changes.

Correcting mistakes

Enclose a covering letter explaining any errors on the certificate, eg misspellings.

If you don’t have the certificate of entitlement for any reason, then send a letter of explanation in its place, signed by the purchaser.

Replacing a lost or stolen certificate

The purchaser should request a replacement certificate in writing.

When to expect your new V750 certificate of entitlement

A new certificate of entitlement will be posted to the purchaser. Allow 3 to 4 weeks for it to arrive.

Contacting DVLA Personalised Registrations

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Telephone: 0300 123 0883
Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm
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Death of purchaser

The executor or beneficiary can ask either to:

  • give up the certificate of entitlement and get the £80 assignment fee refunded
  • keep the registration number and add their details to the certificate

Contact DVLA Personalised Registrations and include the certificate of entitlement and a copy of the death certificate and grant of probate.

Death of nominee

The purchaser can apply to change the nominee details if the nominee has died.