Requirements for V765 to retain the bikes
original UK registration number
Please note that this is a UK service only. DVLA cannot
approve overseas motorcycles.
Download VJMC Dating Letter
Application here: VJMC V765 Dating Letter (MS Word)
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 or if this is not possible then an inspection
may be required. 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 we can’t and they are not good enough.
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 acceptable.
Dating Letter Application here: VJMC V765 Dating Letter (MS Word) or
A4 size covering letter containing:-
Bike Make, Model and
Brief history of
Your estimated Year of
Frame & Engine
Your Name and Address (including
Email address, Phone number in case
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
are available from your local VRO or can be downloaded here:DVLA
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
Archive or library records showing
the registration number and the chassis number authorised by the archivist, clearly defining where
the material was taken from.
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
The cost for this service is £40, however
for our club members we give a discount and the cost £30. Those wishing to become members of the VJMC may
forward a single payment of £60 to cover certificate and joining the Club. Cheques to be made payable to VJMC
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,
Please note the Dating fee is non returnable when we have carried out research and produced a dating
You can also pay with
PayPal. Please enter Make and Model.
| Non Member £40
|| Member £30
|| Join for 1 year £60
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.
PO Box 225,
Mobile: 07913 340506
Please restrict phone calls to Mon-Fri - 10am 6pm
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.