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How to Fill in your V55/5


To obtain a V55/5 ‘Application for a first tax disc and registration of a used motor vehicle’ form you have to contact the DVLA Swansea.
Either telephone DVLA helpline on 0300 700 6802;

or go online and visit www.gov.uk/vehicle-registration/new-registrations

Remember this is a three page hidden carbon paper document. Use black ink and print clearly. Follow the directions below:


Question 1   The ‘Registration Mark’
Question 2   Taxation Class ‘Historic’
Question 3   Leave blank
Question 4   Leave blank
Question 5   Manufacturer ‘BSA’
Question 6  Make ‘ BSA mainly although it could be Sunbeam in the case of a    Scooter Or Ariel in the                  case of an Ariel 3’
Question 7   Model  ‘Model of your Machine e.g. Golden Flash, B31, C11 G, D1    Bantam etc.’
Question 8   Type of Body/Vehicle ‘Motorcycle’
Question 9   Wheel plan ‘2 Wheel’
Question 10  Colours ‘Main Tank Colour e.g. Gold, Green, Maroon etc.’
Questions 11-26  ‘Leave blank’
Question 27   Year of manufacture ‘Only if you know it’
Question 28   ‘Leave Blank’

Question 29  ‘Leave blank’
Question 30  Type of fuel ‘Petrol’
Question 31 Vin/Chassis/Frame Number ‘The Full Frame Number, including Prefixes and Suffixes. This                    MUST come off of the Machine and NOT    off of the log book’
Question 32  Engine number ‘The Full Engine Number including Prefixes and     Suffixes, this MUST come                    off of the machine and NOT off the log    book’
Question 33  Cylinder Capacity ‘the Cylinder Capacity’
Questions 34 to 44  ‘Leave blank’
Question 45 Date of Original Registration ‘Only if you have a log book then take    the date of first                    registration e.g. 23rd August 1950 would be     230850 otherwise ‘leave blank’
Question 46  ‘Leave blank’
Question 47   ‘Leave blank’

Question 48   Name and address of keeper ‘Fill in fully except DVLA fleet number”.
Question 49   Date of birth ‘Date of Birth of keeper’.
Questions 50 -53  ‘Leave blank’.
Question 54   Mileage recorded on speedometer ‘Mileage in Miles NOT in Kilometres’.


Sign and Date the form at bottom.



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