Requirements for V765 to retain the bike's
original UK registration number
Please note that this is a UK service only. DVLA cannot
approve overseas motorcycles.
This service is for Japanese
motorcycles in the UK only.
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
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 by whom.
Advise on how to fill in DVLA forms or
indeed fill them in.
Return Photographs, Documents and other
Get involved with any disputes between you and
the DVLA regarding your application.
Download VJMC Dating Letter
Application here: VJMC V765 Dating Letter
** Please do not convert document to any other file format
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
3. VJMC Dating Letter Application
here: VJMC V765 Dating Letter or A4 size covering letter
- Bike Make, Model and CC.
- Brief history of bike.
- Your estimated Year of Manufacture.
- Frame & Engine numbers.
- Your Name and Address (including Post code).
Email address, Phone number in case of
V55/5 form fully completed by the applicant.
The VJMC does not supply these forms; they are
available from the DVLA website: Forms Ordering click link : DVLA Form
form, sections 1, 2 & 3 completed by the applicant.
The VJMC does not supply these forms; they can be downloaded here:DVLA
6. Proof of
entitlement to the registration.
Section 2 of the V765 form asks for evidence
about your claim to the registration number, this can be some of the following:-
- Original green or buff log book (RF60/VE60)
- Archive or library records showing the registration number
and the chassis number authorised by the archivist, clearly defining where the material was taken
Other pre 1983 documentary evidence
linking the chassis and the registration number to the vehicle.
NOTE:- The originals must be sent to the VJMC,
Photocopies will only be accepted when countersigned and stamped by a V765 signatory, the VJMC will do
** Dating Letter applications will not be progressed until payment has been
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)
You can pay with PayPal below. Please enter Make
and Model. Please do not enter N/A or similar, it needs to be a valid make and model.
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
This service is for Japanese motorcycles in
the UK only.
| Non Member £55
|| Member £45
|| Join for 1 year £75
are inclusive of VAT)
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
If you need the Club to supply an V627 Inspection form for the DVLA this will also incur a £20
** Please email documents and images - Please don't use
cloud drives **
Please restrict phone calls to Mon-Fri - 9am 8pm
Once the club has received and processed the V765 application, we will post (signed for) our recommendation for
acceptance or refusal complete with all photographs and documents direct to the DVLA at Swansea.