Used when you have no documents or proof of Registration Number
A complete and running Velocette Single motorcycle.
An Insurance document (this can be obtained using the frame number)
MOT (if manufacture date was less than 40 years ago)
Forms and Documents for DVLA
- Completed form V55/5. Completion of this form can be confusing as it is the DVLA's standard input document to cover new vehicles etc. You need to complete entries 5-10, 30-33, 27 and your name, address and signature on page 2.The layout of this form does change so check with the Vehicle Registrations OfficerVehicle Registrations Officer,s if you are unsure about the entries required. This form is now available to download and is no longer only available by post from the DVLA.
- Insurance certificate and MOT if appropriate
- At least 2 photographs of the complete machine from either side , and photos of the frame and engine numbers if possible
- Dating letter from the VOC
- Copy of the factory record for the frame number
Machines imported from outside the UK will need NOVA clearance from HM Revenue and CustomsObtaining the Dating Letter
Contact the VOC Vehicle Registrations Officer Dave Hoskins, 115 Rose Way, Cirencester, Glos . GL7 1PS, who will need to see the photos of the complete machine and details of the frame and engine number. Please also send a cheque for £40 made payable to "Velocette Owners Club".
The machine will need to be inspected by a nominated VOC member.
The inspection involves checking the frame and engine number and asking some questions about the history of the machine. The numbers must be visible so this may involve removing the Petrol tank on a Swinging-arm machine. The inspection does not make any judgment about the mechanical condition of the machine and completion of the form does not imply any guarantee of complete authenticity or roadworthiness. The inspector will complete an inspection form which will then be sent to the relevant Vehicle Registrations Officer.
A dating letter will then be completed and sent to the applicant and also returning the photos and any documents. Dating is normally done on the age of the frame using information from the factory records. If the bike has bits from different machines then DVLA may also take account of the date of the youngest component. If the machine is built up from bits with different origins than DVLA may insist that it comes into the reconstructed classic category and ask you to stamp their own frame number on the machine. You will have to follow their instructions on this.
Please bear in mind that the dating letter does not imply anything about the originality or roadworthiness of the machine and must not be used as such in any future sale of the machine.What next
The applicant then assembles all the documents required for DVLA - The completed form V55/5, photos, original dating letter, Insurance certificate, MOT and proof of your identity and address. . This can be a copy of your driving licence and a utility bill etc. DVLA also charge a fee, currently £55.
These documents are then posted to -First Registration Team, DVLA, SWANSEA, SA99 1BE.
Please ensure you use this address only, the use of any other address will lead to delays and possibly the forms getting lost in the DVLA post room.
You should receive the V5c etc within a few weeks. If there are any problems get back to the Vehicle Registrations Officer.
VOC Registration Officer : firstname.lastname@example.org