How to obtain an age related registration mark.
For refurbished machines:
Documents to send to the DVLA
The machine has to be refurbished and ready to use before you can obtain an
age related registration
Please note the DVLA will require the originals of the following certificates not photocopies
Original of the BSAOC Vehicle Report from the Club.
Based on the photographic evidence supplied or from a physical inspection.
MoT Certificate, for post 1960 machines using the frame number as reference, or a form
V112 MoT exemption form if pre 1960.
V55/5 application form using the Clubs notes. Also note that the V55/5 is a carbonless copy
so ensure that the front page is transferred to the back page.
You will need to include photocopy confirmation of your name and address using both
parts of the photo card driving licence or 2 forms of identity.
Documents you can use to confirm your name include:
current paper driving licence, Passport, marriage certificate, decree nisi or absolute, birth
Documents you can use to confirm your address include:
recent utility bill (within the last 3 months) – eg gas, electricity, water, landline phone bill,
recent bank or building society statement (within the last 3 months), medical card, council
tax bill for current year
First registration fee currently £55
HMRC NOVA acknowledgement letter, if the vehicle has been imported then it is subject to
NOVA. You will need to fill in a paper NOVA1 form. You can get a copy of this form by phoning
HMRC’s VAT helpline on 0300 200 3700 (open Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 6.00 pm -
weekends and bank holidays).Please note: HMRC will accept a partially completed NOVA1 notification form by the current owner
of the vehicle. Accompanied with the NOVA1 should be a letter of explanation and any information
regarding the history of the vehicle. These may be invoices showing purchase in the UK, invoices for
parts etc., which will provide an audit of the vehicles history. HMRC accept that documentary
evidence will be different for different projects, i.e. some vehicles will be barn finds, others
restoration projects, however the aim is not to cause distress but to ensure that HMRC are aware of
the vehicle and that you are able to achieve a UK vehicle registration with the DVLA so the vehicle can
be legally used on UK Roads.
The paper NOVA1 form and audit evidence should be sent to the following address:
HM Revenue and Customs
Personal Transport Unit
St Johns Road
The Club would also recommend that photographs of the complete machine, frame and
engine numbers are also included.
If the DVLA are satisfied with the application they will issue an appropriate age related
registration number. N.B. -
Vehicle Excise Disc will be issued straight away. The registration document should follow
within six weeks.
Contact details for the DVLA. The address is DVLA, Swansea SA99 1BE, telephone 0300 700
6802 or by email at https://www.gov.uk/contact-
For new machines constructed out of parts from several machines.
All parts have to be over 25 years old of a similar specification land the whole machine has to
be, in our opinion, a true representation of the marque. See INF 26 ‘Guidelines for the
registration of rebuilt or radically altered vehicles and kit cars.’ Downloadable from the DVLA
website. This lays down the criteria for reconstructed classics where all (major) components
have to be over 25 years old. For motorcycles these include forks, wheels and brakes, frame,
engine and gearbox.
In addition of the above you will need to arrange a physical inspection by the Club and this
will list the age of the components used. The date of registration will be based on the age of
the newest component.
In addition to the Clubs’ report a V627/1 Built up vehicle report will be required. This will be
filled in at the inspection.
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