Transferred to a vehicle later—12 month extension
If you don’t have a vehicle yet, we can delay the transfer until you are ready. We can retain it for you so it will be held on a government certificate for 10 years. You can renew the certificate every 10 years until you are ready to use it and once it has been assigned to a vehicle, there are no on-going costs.
The DVLA retention scheme prevents the change of ownership of government holding certificates. In order to transfer the rights to a registration mark, we will need to assign it onto a vehicle and then re-retain it back onto a Government certificate in your details (as the new owner). To find out more about this service, visit our Later transfers — pre-owned registration marks area.
To find out what information we require from you and what happens once you’ve placed your order, take a look at these areas: