posted 4 years ago

New Red V5C Certificates

New RED V5C certificates are being issued by the DVLA for every car in the United Kingdom.

New RED V5C certificates are being issued by the DVLA for every car in the United Kingdom. These replace existing 'blue' certificates – as a number of 'blank' blue forms have been stolen. Clearly, these pose a significant security risk as they can be used to create new false identities for stolen cars. Vehicle owners should automatically receive their new V5Cs – also known as log books - by November 2012. Blue certificates remain legal until they are replaced. They should then be destroyed to avoid confusion or misuse.

The V5C Certificate records a significant amount of information about the vehicle it relates too. This includes its: registration, manufacturer, model, cylinder capacity, chassis number, fuel type, colour, and its current/previous owner(s). However, is it 'not' proof of ownership - it shows who is responsible for registering and taxing the vehicle. The V5C can also be used to transfer ownership after a sale, and to notify the DVLA that it is being exported. Whereas this form sounds complicated it is easy to use. Guidance is included on its back.