Crazy Reasons People Requested A New V5C (Vehicle Registration Certificate)
The DVLA has released details of some of the most unusual reasons for requesting a replacement V5C document including ‘my parrot destroyed it’ and ‘my dog ate it’.
The DVLA processes over 5000 requests per week for a new V5C, via its online service which was launched back in September 2020, it recommends the online method as the fastest and most convenient way.
A new V5C document costs £25 whether you apply by post or online. Postal applications can take up to six weeks, whereas the online service should mean you get a new one within 5 working days. So, no matter how crazy the reason and whether your V5C has been buried, blown away or eaten, an online application is by far the most convenient method to get it replaced
Some of the most unusual reasons for requesting a new V5C are:
‘My child covered their schoolbook with it.’
‘I left it at a hotel in the Gobi Desert when driving across Asia during my gap year.’
‘Someone bought me a car for my birthday, they wrapped the keys in the V5C and I tore it open without knowing.’
‘The dog ate it.’
‘My parrot destroyed it’
‘It blew out the window and when I went to look for it, it was gone.’
‘My grandchild took it to play outside and buried it in the mud.’
DVLA original source article here.