How do I get a red V5C?
It is now encouraging the keepers of any vehicles who still have an old style blue V5C to replace it with new a red V5C free of charge. This can be done by sending the original blue V5C with a covering letter to DVLA , Swansea, SA99 1BA, or by telephoning 0300 790 6802.
Why is my V5C red?
Tax renewal or SORN From September 2011 DVLA automatically sent the registered keeper a red V5C when a vehicle is taxed or declared off the road (SORN), if they haven’t already been issued with one. Registered keepers will be advised to destroy their blue V5C.
What Colour are V5C documents?
The V5C itself is a four-page document that was blue in colour until 2012. Since then, all V5 documents are red, due to the theft of a number of blank certificates in 2006. So, the DVLA recommends owners update to the red version, and that’s the version now automatically issued.
What does the current V5C form look like?
Current V5C forms are red; they used to be blue. If you still have an old blue form, the DVLA encourages you to update it to a red one for free. The DVLA maintains an informative webpage with further details on the V5C and how to contact the DVLA with any questions.
Is V5 the same as V5C?
A V5, correctly known as a V5C is the logbook of a vehicle that is a physical document issued by the DVLA upon registration of a vehicle in the UK. Its primary purpose is to serve as a vehicle registration certificate and provide the details of a vehicles registered keeper.
Is a V5C proof of ownership?
According to the DVLA, a V5C can’t be used as proof of ownership. Your name may be written down on the document but this merely indicates ‘who is responsible for registering and taxing the vehicle’, rather than who legally owns it.
Where can I find my V5C number without logbook?
How do I find my V5C number without a logbook? Unless you happened to have written it down, the only way to get this number is on the logbook. Therefore you’ll need to apply for a new one with a V62 form, which will cost £25 and take at least six weeks.
When do you get a red V5C from the DVLA?
From September 2011 DVLA automatically sent the registered keeper a red V5C when a vehicle is taxed or declared off the road (SORN), if they haven’t already been issued with one. Registered keepers will be advised to destroy their blue V5C. So since September 2012 there should be no legitimate blue V5C registration documents still in circulation.
When do you get a red DVLA document?
DVLA also recommends that any buyer offered a second hand vehicle with a blue V5C gets the seller to replace the document with a red one from DVLA before they part with any money for the vehicle. DVLA completed the automatic roll out in 2012. The new style red document was automatically issued when:
Can a DVLA roll out a red car?
DVLA has now completed automatic roll out of the red vehicle registration certificate (V5C). It is now encouraging the keepers of any vehicles who still have an old style blue V5C to replace it with new a red V5C free of charge.
Is the V5C a blue or red document?
The V5C is a 4-page document that is red in colour. Prior to 2012, the document was blue. However, due to the theft of numerous blank documents in 2006, it is strongly suggested that the blue V5C document be replaced with a red version.