returns from Sweden
Form V765 procedure
application form V765
list of clubs in guide V765/1
More information on vehicle inspections and reports for V765 applications
for V8 members, contact the V8
If any member has any recent experience with DVLA processing V765
applications we would very much welcome your feedback. Contact the
Plummer has bought an RV8 in Sweden and has brought it back
to the UK. It's an early model - BRG 0284- and Paul is now trying
to regain the original registration number the car had when
it was last in the UK. To do that he will need to make a
V765 application to DVLA.
Paul was concerned that there might be difficulties with DVLA
processing V765 applications during the Covid period. He said
"I have tried, to contact DVLA with three emails and several
phone calls regarding this change, but cannot get a reply."
On checking with a fellow V8 member with contacts with the FBHVC,
the response on the current situation is summarised below.
situation with DVLA processing V765 applications
The feedback we have seen on how DVLA processing is functioning
is "normal operations, including V765 applications, appear
to be working more or less as usual. At the time of the first
lockdown DVLA stopped receiving mail and only the online processes
were available. They then announced that from 15th June 2020
a number of staff would return to the office and postal applications
could again be accepted, although they stressed that turnaround
times might be extended. From the feedback received everything
now seems to be working well and surprisingly quickly! However
we know that South Wales is now one of the more severely affected
areas for Covid infections and I am not aware of any consequences
for DVLA, so far at least."
How to register your vehicle under its original registration
a. Applications must be submitted on form V765 and signed by
the keeper of the vehicle agreeing to the terms and conditions
of the V765 scheme. A V55/5 should also be filled in and a recent
photograph of the vehicle confirming it as a complete entity
must be included. A fee is not applicable as the vehicle is
being re-registered and is not applying for first registration.
b. The application must have a V765 form signed, stamped
and approved by the relevant vehicle owners or enthusiasts club
(for their make/type), shown on the List of Vehicle Owners
Clubs (V765/1). The club may charge a fee to process the
c. Evidence must be presented with the application to link the
registration number to the vehicle.
The MG Car Club is accepted by DVLA as a relevant owners club
and the V8 Register has supported a number of members' V765
applications by carrying out a close vehicle inspection
to identify the car and its previous VRN with a report to support
the V765 application.