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A lot depends on where the plate is coming from?

If its one car to another it usually takes a little longer than if its from retention to a vehicle.

The first I'd say 2 weeks average to get plate authorisation

The latter I'd say 7 to 10 days.

Its all a bit hit and miss so you just gotta go with it really!
 

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Took us less than a week, and that was handling the paperwork by post.

Fill form in send off with MOT Cert and Registration Cert, await tax disc to arrive with MOT Cert. Fit plates and return old tax disc at leisure. Get new Reg Certificate 2 to 3 weeks later.

If you have all the forms for the plate and application along with MOT Cert / Reg Doc / Tax Disc you do it over the counter at a DVLA office.

No Biggy
 

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Have you got a local DVLA, they may be able to do it while you wait.
 

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OK. Thanks for your replies. My local DVLA Office is in Maidstone. Unfortunately, since I only bought the car recently, I haven't received my new V5 Certificate through the post yet and having a read through the guidelines, it would be quicker for me to wait for that to come through. Ideally I was hoping that all this would be sorted within a month's time, as after that period I have to apply for a permanent parking permit, (which requires my registration details) for work.
 

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OK. Thanks for your replies. My local DVLA Office is in Maidstone. Unfortunately, since I only bought the car recently, I haven't received my new V5 Certificate through the post yet and having a read through the guidelines, it would be quicker for me to wait for that to come through. Ideally I was hoping that all this would be sorted within a month's time, as after that period I have to apply for a permanent parking permit, (which requires my registration details) for work.
Won't the Bird Shit cover your plate....?
 

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I received my V5 through the post earlier this week so when I get a spare weekend I'll head upto the DVLA place in Maidstone and get it changed


One question though, how do I attach the new number plates? On my previous car they were screwed in to the bumper. I've noticed they aren't on the MX5. Is it a case of very sticky double sided tape? Please enlighten me.
 

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I received my V5 through the post earlier this week so when I get a spare weekend I'll head upto the DVLA place in Maidstone and get it changed


One question though, how do I attach the new number plates? On my previous car they were screwed in to the bumper. I've noticed they aren't on the MX5. Is it a case of very sticky double sided tape? Please enlighten me.
Mine were screwed on so i just fitted new screws with coloured covers to suit.

Not sure i`d want to rely on sticky pads TBH

Had them made up in advance & fitted them in a carpark up the road from the DVLA office....Must have looked real dodgy
 

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Hmmm.
I have the same model MX5 as you. I'll have another look tomorrow to see if they are screwed in. It was my Dad that had a look earlier and said they were stuck on.

TBHHad them made up in advance & fitted them in a carpark up the road from the DVLA office....Must have looked real dodgy
I plan to do the same!
 

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When I change my registration, DVLA give you a form that allows you to get new plates made up, and once fitted along with the new road tax disc they provide, you can then drive all legal , they ask for the old tax disc to be sent back in the post.
 
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