What happens to the registration number if you export your car?
By law you must tell us if you are taking your car abroad for more than 12 months.
If you want to transfer or retain the registration number you must do so before the car leaves the UK. You cannot apply once the car is out of the country.
You should get advice from Customer Enquiries, well before the date the car is being exported.
Please phone DVLA on 0300 790 6802. Lines are open between 8am and 7pm Monday to Friday, and between 8am and 2pm on Saturdays.