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DVLA GUIDE - Unofficial Guide to the DVLA™ UnLicenced or SORN Vehicles

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We provide helpful and convenient advice regarding United Kingdom driving licence, vehicles, MOT, SORN and tax disc including advice on the following:

  • Change of address of UK driving licence
  • Renewals of UK driving licence
  • Lost or stolen of UK driving licence
  • Learner and new driver information
  • Register a vehicle
  • Who to notify when you buy or sell a vehicle
  • Making changes to your registration
  • Taxing your vehicle
  • MOT Certificates
  • SORN a vehicle
  • Locations and Hours

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UnLicenced or SORN Vehicles

When SORN has been declared for a vehicle the registered keeper must ensure that it will not be used or kept on a public road until a new licence has been taken out. The declaration will be valid for 12 months unless the vehicle is re-licensed, sold, permanently exported or scrapped.

Remember you should not declare SORN if the vehicle has been sold, permanently exported or scrapped.

When you have completed the declaration, a SORN confirmation letter will be sent to the registered keeper's address currently held by DVLA and should arrive in the post within 4 weeks.

Download a V890 SORN declaration form.