DVLA service for Age Related
This is a VJMC UK service for Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
meet their UK only Age Related Registration requirements. Use
for Imported and UK motorcycles that have lost their
when no evidence of the original registration is
Download VJMC Dating Letter Application
here: VJMC Dating Letter (Word) / VJMC Dating Letter (PDF)
The VJMC is authorised
Issue Age related certificates for Japanese
motorcycles to help obtain a UK registration. This includes Imported and UK motorcycles that have lost their
registrations, when the original registration can’t be proved.
The VJMC cannot:-
Date modern bikes post 1998 due to our limited
Date Quads or Trikes.
Find and locate bikes - The club does not have
access to the DVLA database.
Comment on whether your bike is original or
Advise on how to fill in V55/5 forms or indeed
fill them in.
Return photographs and other
Get involved with any disputes with the
Requirements for Age Related
1. Proof of Frame, Engine Number and VIN plate
Clear photographs of the complete numbers and
plates are required or if this is not possible rubbings may be taken. If this is not provided then we will either
issue a certificate explaining this or in certain cases refuse the application. Chalk or marker pen rubbed into the
numbers can aid photography. If you can’t read the numbers then they are not good enough.
2. Photographs of the complete bike from both
Please send at least 2 Photographs of both sides
of the complete bike, don’t chop off the wheels. The reason for this is so that we can ensure most parts consistent
with the year of manufacture, if a machine has been altered with parts from different years or bikes, the DVLA
might wish to class the bike as a special and issue a "Q" plate. Motorcycles may require inspection. The bike must
be in one piece, and lights etc fitted, otherwise the DVLA may issue a “Daylight” only registration. Do not send
original documents as we may not be able to return them.
3. EnsureDating Letter Application has all the following
Bike Make, Model and
Brief history of
Your estimated Year of
Frame and Engine
Your Name and Address (including Post
Email address and Phone numbers in case of
Club membership number (if requiring
4. The Fee
The cost for this service is £35, however for
our club members we give a discount and the cost will be £25.
Those wishing to become members of the VJMC may forward a single payment of £55 to
cover certificate and joining the Club (see VJMC dating letter application for list of fees)
Please note that you must put
sufficient postage on your application. If sending an A4 envelope for example, a first class stamp won't do, we
then have to go to the post office a pay and additional £1.50, thank you.
Please note the Dating fee is non returnable when we have carried out research and produced a dating
Cheques to be made payable to VJMC (UK)
You can also pay with PayPal. Please enter Make
| Non Member £35
|| Member £25
|| Join for 1 year £55
can also email forms and photographs to the relevant marque, email address below and pay fee
Note: The validity of Dating letters expire after
12 months, so get your forms into the DVLA as soon as you can. It is best to apply for a registration before
restoring the bike as we still need to see the frame number after it has been painted, so does the MOT
tester. Only send the original
dating letter to the DVLA, they won’t accept a photocopy. If a Dating letter is lost during the 12
months whilst it is still valid, and vehicle still meets the current DVLA requirements, then a £15 fee is
payable for a re-print. In any other case it would require a new Dating application to be
If you need the Club to supply an V627 Inspection form for the DVLA this will also incur a £15 fee. Please only
use the payment button when you have spoken to a dating agent.
Ray Davis – Honda
VJMC Dating, PO Box
225, PRESCOT, L35 3WD.
restrict phone calls to Mon-Fri - 10am 6pm
Proudman - Yamaha and Bridgestone
Mobile: 07779 144968
restrict phone calls to Mon-Fri - 9am 8pm
Stuart Glen -
Kawasaki and Suzuki
Please restrict phone calls to
Mon-Fri - 10am 6pm