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
and UK motorcycles that have lost their
evidence of the original registration is available.
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.
Download VJMC Dating Letter Application
here: VJMC Age Related Dating Letter
** Please do
not convert file to any other file type **
The VJMC is authorised to:
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 - 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 (if fitted).
Clear photographs of the complete Stamped Frame and Engine numbers are required and, Vin plate if fitted. 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
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 **
3. EnsureDating Letter Application has all the following
Bike Make, Model and CC.
Brief history of bike.
Your estimated Year of
Frame and Engine numbers.
Your Name and Address (including Post
Email address and Phone numbers in case of
Club membership number (if requiring
4. The Fee
** 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
| Non Member £45
|| Member £35
|| Join for 1 year £65
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
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 **
Ray Davis – Honda
VJMC Dating, PO Box
225, PRESCOT, L35 3WD.
restrict phone calls to Mon-Fri - 10am 6pm
Proudman - Yamaha and Bridgestone
restrict phone calls to Mon-Fri - 9am 8pm
Stuart Glen -
Kawasaki and Suzuki
Please restrict phone calls to
Mon-Fri - 10am 6pm