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What is the V5C?

What is the V5C?

Also known as a V5C, a vehicle logbook is a document required by the DVLA. It tracks the registration and taxation history of a specific vehicle. In other words, the logbook serves to link a person to a specific vehicle, by demonstrating who keeps the car. The logbook proves your ownership of a vehicle.

How can you tell a fake V5C?

Check for watermarks Do this by holding up the V5C up to the light to check if the ‘DVL’ watermark is there. If it isn’t, the V5C may be a forgery. The watermark is in the top left corner of the document – but it should also be visible across the entire document at various places.

Does the DVLA destroy vc5 log book?

However, once you’ve exchanged the V5C/2, informed the DVLA electronically of the registered keeper changes, and received confirmation of the change, the DVLA advises you to destroy the old V5C document.

Can I view my V5C online?

You need to get a log book (V5C) if the original has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed by you or your insurance company. You can get a duplicate log book online if you do not need to change anything in the log book. The log book will be posted to the address which the DVLA has on record.

What is the difference between a V5 and 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 V5C proof of ownership?

The V5C logbook provided by DVLA is not evidence of legal car ownership. Instead, it states the name and address of the registered keeper as the responsible owner or driver of the vehicle.

How quick can I get a replacement V5?

How long does it take to get a replacement V5? Times vary, but it typically takes around one week to get a replacement V5 if you apply over the phone, and two to six weeks if you apply via the postal service.

Should I give out V5 number?

Just give them the registration and the make of the car. Nothing else. If they want more info, tell them to come and see the car in person. Also, make sure you give them a receipt/sold as seen etc.

How long does it take to get a V5 online?

Fortunately, you can do that online and your new licence should arrive within one to two weeks. For a new V5 document after changing an address, it can take up to 6 weeks to arrive in the post. If your car tax is coming up for renewal in the next four weeks, it’s best to complete that first and then send off your V5C.

Can DVLA give me my V5C number?

All vehicles registered will get given a unique registration number. Then, when the DVLA has the details of you and your vehicle, they will issue a V5C as a confirmation that the vehicle has now been registered. This is normally sent to you within 3 weeks.

How do I get a lost V5C?

If you are the registered keeper of a vehicle and your log book has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, you can apply by phone and get a replacement for £25. You’ll need to contact DVLA Vehicle Enquiries on 0300 790 6802 and pay over the phone.