This page gives you information on how to register your vehicle with the DVLA in the UK
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF YOU BUY A VEHICLE WITH NO PAPERWORK IT IS GOING TO BE MORE DIFFICULT TO REGISTER IT WITH THE UK DVLA. IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE BUT AS A RULE OF THUMB ALWAYS TRY AND GET THE ORIGINAL PAPERWORK WITH AT LEAST THE DATE AND PLACE OF FIRST REGISTRATION. WE CAN IN MOST CASES EITHER THROUGH OUR OWN SYSTEMS OR BY APPLYING TO THE PEUGEOT ARCHIVE IN FRANCE OBTAIN MANUFACTURING DATES BUT THEY DO NOT HOLD REGISTRATION INFORMATION.
UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE UNABLE TO HELP WITH APPLICATIONS TO REGISTER PEUGEOT MOPEDS,SCOOTERS OR MOTORBIKES UNLESS YOU HAVE DOCUMENTATION TO PROVE THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE AND THE DATE & COUNTRY OF FIRST REGISTRATION AS THEY ARE NOT OWNED BY PEUGEOT AND NO RECORDS ARE HELD WITHIN THE COMPANY. CONTACT PEUGEOT MOTOCYCLES,RUE de 17 NOVEMBRE,F-25706 VALENTIGNEY CEDEX,FRANCE. www.peugeotscooters.com for their Archive information
HMRC NOVA Update January 2024
When importing a vehicle into the UK it must be registered on the HMRC NOVA system as soon as possible (within 14 days) after it arrives.As of January 2024 HMRC have introduced a new process for this registration which does not allow applications to be made by private individuals. They must now be completed by a shipping agent who will be responsible for completing the NOVA application and collecting any Duty & VAT. This applies to ALL imported vehicles including vehicles imported privately by an individual by way of trailer or driving said vehicle. Of course if the shipping agent is importing the vehicle on an owners behalf then they will complete all the paperwork before you can collect the vehicle at port of entry or the shipping company offices. In the case of private individuals who employ a shipping agent after the vehicle has arrived in the UK to complete the NOVA some form of invoice from the seller must be produced so that the shipping agent can calculate the correct Duty & VAT.
With regard to retrospective NOVA applications (if the vehicle arrived in the UK before 2020 but NOVA was not applied for) this can be done but our best advice would be to discuss it with your chosen shipping agent who can clarify the process. Any documentation as to why the NOVA was not applied for would be very helpful including any travel invoices you may still have.
We understand that there are lists of shipping agents on the internet for you to choose from and the information we have written here was discussed with Ryan O`Meara of My Car Import,Trent Lane,Castle Donington,Derby,DE74 2PY who we have dealt with several times over the years when they have imported Peugeot vehicles into the UK on behalf of owners. If you need further advice, details of the services they provide and of course the costs Ryan can be contacted on 01332 810442 (Ext 104) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Process with the DVLA
Firstly, you must request/Download the blank V55/5 form and the guidelines for registration in the UK. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/register-a-used-vehicle-for-the-first-time-v555
The DVLA have updated the rules with regard to registering a used vehicle either being imported into the UK or indeed already here but being registered for the first time or being re-registered after being brought back into the UK.
If your vehicle is over 40 years old then you will need to download an MOT Exemption Declaration form, V112 to complete and include with your application https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/declaration-of-exemption-from-mot
If anyone needs help in completing the DVLA V55/5 form please contact us and we can help.
Vehicles less than ten years old need a Certificate of Conformity which can only be acquired from the manufacturer. Details can be found here https://peugeot-uk-en.custhelp.com/app/home. Please note that there is a charge for this service.
When buying a vehicle you should obtain all the paperwork you can (e.g.Carte Grise in France) because without the information the process of registration will be delayed or even rejected.
The verification of date of manufacture and date and place of first registration can be done in one of two ways ;
- Using Information about your vehicle via systems available to CPUK (Vehicle Dating Letter)
- Using Information that CPUK can apply for from the Peugeot Archive in France (Vehicle Attestation Letter)
Vehicles built post 1983 (except some 104, pre-1986 205/309, 305, 504 Pick-Up, 505, 604, J7/J9)
The DVLA require a letter from a reliable source to confirm the date of manufacture/ date of first registration & place of first registration. CPUK would be able to supply this letter using the information we have available which can then be presented to the DVLA. To issue the letter we will need the following information:
- Name and address of Owner
- Chassis number of vehicle
- Registration number of vehicle
- Two recent photographs of the vehicle. One 3/4 front view and one of the chassis plate
Once completed please send to email@example.com
From this information we can find the date of manufacture and possibly the date and place of first registration (depending on age) and issue the neccessary document to be presented to the DVLA with all any other paperwork for the vehicle.
For the excepted vehicles above please send us the original registration number and country and we will check whether we can obtain the information needed for the DVLA using the systems at our disposal.
This service costs £30 to Non-Members of CPUK. Payment can be made via the CPUK online-shop under Vehicle Dating/Vehicle Dating Letter (NonMember)
If we do not have any information on your vehicle we would apply for the information from the Peugeot Archive in France.using the information you have provided.
This service costs £70 to Non-Members of CPUK. Payment can be made via the CPUK online-shop under Vehicle Dating/Vehicle Attestation Letter (NonMember)
(CPUK Members should log-in to see the Member price)
Vehicles built pre 1983 (plus some 104, pre-1986 205/309, 305, 504 Pick-up, 505, 604, J7/J9)
In order to register a pre-1983 vehicle in the UK, the DVLA will require exactly the same information as detailed above in the post 1983 section.
In the first instance please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org with the original registration number and the country of registration and we will check whether we can access the information the DVLA requires to register your vehicle via the systems at our disposal.
If we have the information, this service costs £30 to Non-Members of CPUK. Payment can be made via the online-shop on our website under Vehicle Dating/Vehicle Dating Letter (NonMember)
If we do not have the information, we can apply for the information from the Peugeot Archive in France. This service costs £70 to Non-Members of CPUK. Payment can be made via the online-shop on our website under Vehicle Dating/Vehicle Attestation Letter (NonMember)
(CPUK Members should log-in to see the Member price)
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT VEHICLES BUILT OUTSIDE FRANCE (E.G. SOUTH AFRICA, EGYPT, SOUTH AMERICA, ETC.) WERE SENT AS CKD KITS TO BE ASSEMBLED BY THE VEHICLE IMPORTER. THE RECORDS FOR CKD ARE VERY INCONSISTENT AND IN SOME CASES SIMPLY DONT EXIST. THEREFORE IF BUYING FROM THOSE COUNTRIES OUR ADVICE IS TO ENSURE THAT YOU OBTAIN THE RELEVANT PAPERWORK OTHERWISE REGISTERING IN THE UK WILL BE EXTREMEMLY DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE.