DVLA Service for Age Related
This is a VJMC UK service for Driver
& Vehicle Licensing Agency to meet their UK only Age Related Registration
this for Imported and UK motorcycles that have lost their registrations, when no evidence of the original
registration is available.
This service is for Japanese motorcycles in the UK
Important Note: The Dating letter supplied
is in no way a guarantee of Authenticity of the vehicle and you should make your own investigations into the
provenance of any Classic Motorcycle.
Dating Letter Application here:
** Please do not convert document to any other file format
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:-
- Find and locate bikes or previous owners - The club does not
have access to the DVLA database.
- We cannot enter into any debate or
discussion as to whether your bike is genuine, original or not.
- Advise where your bike was first registered or
- Advise on how to fill in DVLA forms or indeed fill them
- Return Photographs, Documents and other
- Get involved with any disputes between you and the DVLA
regarding your application.
Requirements for Age Related certificate:-
Please use the link above for form.
1. Proof of Frame, Engine Number and VIN
plate (if fitted).
Clear photographs of the complete Stamped Frame
and Engine numbers are required and, Vin plate if fitted, shown in one Photo. Chalk or marker pen
rubbed into the numbers can aid photography. If you can’t read the numbers then we can’t and they are not good
enough. If evidence can't be supplied then we reserve the right to refuse a Dating letter.
2. Photographs of the complete bike from each
Please send at least 1 photograph of each side of
the complete bike, don’t chop off the wheels or other parts. 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 complete and in one piece, and lights etc fitted, otherwise the DVLA may issue a “Daylight” only
registration. If sending original Documents by Royal Mail, then send them “Signed For” otherwise normal post is
** Please send photos as image files -
please don't embed in Word or PDF files **
Any pictures you submit must be as clear as
these and uncropped
Ensure Dating Letter Application form has all the
Bike Make, Model and
Brief history of
Your estimated Year of
Frame and Engine numbers.
VIN plate or Colour label.
Any other labels and information that may
Your Name and Address (including Post
Email address and Phone numbers in case of
Club membership number (if requiring
- Please note that any original documents and photos sent will not be
4. The Fee
** Dating Letter
applications will not be progressed until payment has been made **
The cost for this service is shown on the PayPal
form below and the Dating Letter. Our club members receive a discount. Those wishing to become members of the
VJMC may forward a single payment to cover certificate and joining the Club.
Cheques to be made payable to VJMC (UK)
This service is for Japanese motorcycles in the UK
pay with PayPal below.
Please select Make and Model. Please do not enter
N/A or similar, it needs to be a valid make and model.
do not, then your application will be delayed.
(Prices are inclusive of VAT)
Please do not dismantle your motorcycle immediately following
an application to DVLA, wait until your new V5C has arrived showing your age related number. They may wish to
examine your machine before proceeding with the issue of a new registration and will reject if they are not
presented with a complete bike.
You 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 £20 fee is payable for a
re-print. In any other case it would require a new Dating application to be
Occasionally the Dating Team are asked to assist in overturning a ‘Q’
plate and obtaining an age related registration instead. DVLA are very reluctant to do this and will only do so in
exceptional circumstances. This also applies to a request to change an incorrect date on a
Please initially contact the relevant marque Dating
Officer for advice as to your chance of success. If an application is made then the fee whether successful or not
is £45.00 for members and £55.00 for non-members.
If you need the Club to supply an V627 Inspection form for the DVLA this will also incur a £20 fee. Please
only use the payment button when you have spoken to a dating agent.
** Please email documents and images - Please
don't use cloud drives **
Richard Proudman - Yamaha, Hodaka, Bridgestone and other
Mobile: 07779 144968
restrict phone calls to Mon-Fri - 9am 8pm
Stuart Glen -
Kawasaki and Suzuki
Mobile: 07526 695572
restrict phone calls to Mon-Fri - 10am 6pm
Davis – Honda
Mobile: 07770 199160
restrict phone calls to Mon-Fri - 10am 5pm
All Machine Dating Correspondence to: VJMC
Dating PO Box 10954 Wigston LE18 9HZ