All V5C Registration Certificates are being reissued in Red

All V5C Registration Certificates are being reissued in Red (also known as a log book) for your vehicles. You need to act and not ignore it when it arrives as follows:

Q.    Why have you sent me a new V5C?

A.   The DVLA are replacing all existing blue V5Cs. The new certificate is being introduced      following the theft of a number of blank V5Cs. The aim is to reduce the risk to motorists  of buying a stolen or cloned vehicle.

For tips and advice go to www.direct.gov.uk/buyerbeware

Q.   What do i do with my old blue V5C?

A.   You must destroy the blue V5C for this vehicle immediately you receive the new one. Do not return it to the DVLA or the Post Office.

Q.   What if i have more than one vehicle and I have not received a new red V5C for all my vehicles?

A.   If you have more than one vehicle and have not yet received a new red V5C for each of them, there is no need to contact them. DVLA will issue a new red V5C for all vehicles by November 2012. In the mean time, if you need to tell them about any changes to your vehicle details or need sell the vehicle and don’t have a new red V5C, filling the changes on your existing blue V5C and send it to DVLA. A new red V5c will then be issued.

Q.   What if I no longer have the Vehicle?

A.   If you don’t have the vehicle any more and haven’t told DVLA, fill in the relevant sections on the new red V5C and return it to them. Once they know about these changes, you should receive an acknowledgement letter within four weeks to confirm you are no longer the registered keeper.

For general information about V5C go to www.direct.gov.uk/v5c                                          or phone  03001231344.

To find out about DVLA’s online services go to:

www.direct.gov.uk/onlinemotoringservices