How to Fill in the Form V55/5

Download V55 Form here

The V55/5 form ‘Application for first vehicle tax and registration of a used motor vehicle’ can be printed from DVLA website or ordered from the DVLA Swansea, by telephone DVLA helpline 0300 790 6802 or online at the government website

Use black ink and print clearly. Follow the directions below:-

Top box on right. ‘insert country vehicle purchased from’

Answer the questions as follows:

  1. Question 1 The registration mark

  2. Question 2 Taxation class ‘historic’

  3. Question 3 leave blank

  4. Question 4 leave blank

  5. Question 5 manufacturer ‘BSA’

  6. Question 6 make ‘BSA mainly although it could Ariel in case of Ariel 3’

  7. Question 7 Model ‘A10 Golden Flash, B31, C11G, D1 Bantam etc’

  8. Question 8 Type of body/Vehicle ‘Motorcycle’

  9. Question 9 ‘2 wheel’

  10. Question 10 Colour ‘main tank colour e.g gold, green, maroon etc’

  11. Questions 11-26 ‘leave blank’

  12. Question 27 year of manufacture ‘only if you know it’

  13. Questions 28-30 leave blank.

  14. Question 31 Type of fuel ‘petrol’

  15. Question 32 VIN/chassis/frame number in full – ‘The full frame number including prefixes and suffixes This must betaken from the bike and not off the log book’

  16. Question 33 Engine number ‘The full number including prefixes and suffixes taken off the engine not off the log book’

  17. Question 34 Cylinder capacity ‘the cylinder capacity’

  18. Questions 35-45 leave blank

  19. Question 46 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’

  20. Question 47 ‘leave blank’

  21. Questions 48-56 ‘leave blank’

  22. Question 57 Partial post code of purchaser ‘the first 3 or 4 letters and digits of your postcode’

  23. Questions 58-60 ‘leave blank’.


  25. Question 61 leave blank’

  26. Question 62 Name and address of vehicle keeper ‘complete fully except DVLA fleet number’’

  27. Question 63 Date of birth ‘date of birth of keeper’

  28. Questions 64 ’leave blank’

  29. Question 65 mileage ‘in miles not kilometers’

  30. Questions 66-68 ‘leave blank’

  31. Sign and date bottom of form.

Revised Aug 2020