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Alexandre Desoutter updated on October 1, 2020

Do you want to register your vehicle? You must fill in the official V62 Vehicle Registration Form below.

The v62 form is an official document issued by the DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency).

It replaces the V5C vehicle log book if it has not been given to you in the moment of the purchase of your new vehicle.

V62 Car registration official form

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This form is the official document to register your vehicle.

What is a DVLA v62 form?

The v62 form is an official DVLA document that replaces the V5C form (also known as "log book") when this one has not been given to you when you bought your new vehicle.

The V62 therefore acts as application to the DVLA for a vehicle registration certificate (V5c). It should also be used when the original V5C has been lost, damaged or stolen.

What is the v62 form used for ?

The v62 form of the DVLA is used for replacing the V5C (or 'log book') when it is missing. This make the v62 a DVLA document to apply for a registration certificate for your motor vehicle.

How to apply for a v62 online?

In order to apply for a v62 log book, you will have to download the v62 form - you can download the v62 form as many times as you want from our website for free. Then you will will have to complete it with all the required information (see the 'How to out my v62 form?' below).

Where can I get a v62 form?

You can download a printable version of the official DVLA v62 form above. This is by far the quickest way to get the v62 form.

You can print it at home, and fill in the blanks before sending to the DVLA services.

How to fill out my v62 form?

In the v62 form, you'll be asked the following information:

PartInformation to be completed
Section 1All the vehicles details (registration number, model, color, etc...)
Section 2Your full names
Section 3Tick the box corresponding to the reason why you do not have a V5C
Section 4You have to confirm that you have enclosed the fee (or explain why not doing so)
Section 5The mileage of the vehicle and signature
Elements to be filled in a v62 form

Before sending your completed v62 form, double-check that you have completed everything.

Where to send the v62 form?

The v62 form has to be sent to the following address : DVLA Swansea, SA99 1DD.

Note that you will have to pay a £25 application fee along your sending, that is payable by cheque or postal order addressed to "DVLA Swansea". Cash is not accepted.

How long is the v62 form process?

The DVLA says that the official processing time for you log book application is two weeks. You will usually have your v62 form processed within a few days, if under normal circumstances. Sometimes, the DVLA needs to make contact with the previous owner of the car. In that case, the v62 form processing time may be longer, up to one month.

How much does the v62 process cost?

When completing your v62 application process, you will be asked to enclose with your v62 form a £25 fee along with your document. However, there can be two situations in which you can be exempt from paying the v62 fee:

  • You are new keeper (in this case, you must enclose the new keeper green slip along with your v62 form)
  • If an insurance provider has destroyed your V5C considering your vehicle was in C or S category.

What is the difference between v62 and V5C?

The v62 form issued by the DVLA acts a substitution document in the case that you have not received a V5C document, also called 'log book' in the moment of your vehicle purchase. The log book is like a record of the registration and taxation of a vehicle.

Check our complete list of DVLA official motor vehicles forms.

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Alexandre Desoutter

Alexandre Desoutter has been working as editor-in-chief and head of press relations at HelloSafe since June 2020. A graduate of Sciences Po Grenoble, he worked as a journalist for several years in French media, and continues to collaborate as a as a contributor to several publications.

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