Before you start

To apply online you'll need either:

  • the 16 digit reference number from your tax disc renewal letter (V11)
  • the 11 digit reference number from your log book (V5C)
Apply on the DVLA website:

You will need

Tax disc renewal letter (V11)

Tax disc renewal letter (V11)

Apply using the new service beta

This is a 'beta' service - find out what this means for you.

You'll need either:

  • the 16 digit reference number from your tax disc renewal letter (V11)
  • the 11 digit reference number from your log book (V5C)

Other ways to apply

By phone

  • Telephone: 0300 123 4321
  • Textphone: 0300 790 6201

Calls to 03 numbers cost approximately:

  • 2p to 10p from landlines
  • 10p to 40p from mobile phones

Find out more about call charges

At the Post Office

Go to your local Post Office. You'll need to take:

  • completed V11 reminder
  • MOT test certificate if required (must be valid when the tax disc starts)
  • the payment shown on the reminder

In Northern Ireland you'll also need an insurance certificate or cover note.

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