The Vespa Club of Britain are once again able to provide a dating certificate service for those VCB members wishing to register imports or needing proof of age for other reasons.
In order to register an imported Vespa a V55/5 form needs to be downloaded from the DVLA – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/register-a-used-vehicle-for-the-first-time-v555 – there is also a guide to completing the form on the same page.
The other document required will be Notification Of Vehicle Arrival (NOVA) which is issued by HMRC, this is a declaration that any import duty and/or VAT due on an import has been paid. The 1st importer of the scooter is normally responsible for this – if you’re buying an import check with the seller that the NOVA has been completed!
In order to produce a dating certificate I require a photo of each side of the scooter to confirm identification, and a readable image of the frame number. If it’s difficult to get a decent photo of the frame number try making a rubbing of it, and forward a picture of this. See example pictures.
The cost of a certificate is £11.00, including postage of the stamped and signed certificate, which is payable to PayPal account [email protected]
PLEASE NOTE; THIS SERVICE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO VESPA CLUB OF BRITAIN MEMBERS. TO JOIN PLEASE SEE TOP OF WEB PAGE.
All applications please email to [email protected]
Andy Barlow – VCB Registrations