How to apply to transfer or retain a registration number?

If you would like to take the number off a car and keep it on a retention document for up to 10 years. You can do this online at (the fee is £80).
You can also transfer the registration number onto another car online at
(the fee is £80). You can complete the process by putting the registration number onto the car immediately afterwards at
Alternatively, you, as the registered keeper, will need to fill in form V317. This form contains more information about transferring or retaining a registration number. You can get the form from or from DVLA.
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