Following a review in 2016, the document has been re-designed to improve the
customer’s experience and simplify the DVLA’s transition to digital.
As a continually innovative and forward-thinking business, we’re very pleased to see
these new design changes introduced, which we’re sure will provide great strides
forward in improving accuracy for the DVLA and making the process less complicated
Some of the changes to the document include:
’Don’t share, keep it safe’ wording added to the front cover, to promote security and
A multi-coloured guidance section to help make the process easier for customers
Enforcement message added to front cover to promote vehicle licencing compliance
Change of keeper and change of name or address have been separated to reduce
More opportunities are now included to supply contact details
Removal of signature boxes – replaced with declarations in red
Country of export field added to Section 5
Name & address fields removed from Section 6 (new keeper’s slip) to prevent the
customer incorrectly returning it to the DVLA
There have also been many other useful changes made throughout the document,
including the introduction of data capture boxes, document reference numbers in each
section and simplified instructions for customers.
Although any new V5Cs issued from 15 th April 2019 will be the new design, the previous
version will still be in circulation and will still be considered a valid document.