DVLA service for Age Related
Download VJMC Dating Letter Application
here: VJMC Dating
The VJMC is authorised to:-
Issue Age related certificates for
Japanese motorcycles to help obtain a UK registration. This includes Imported and UK motorcycles that
have lost their registrations
The VJMC cannot:-
- Date modern bikes post 1992 due to our limited archive
- Date Quads or Trikes.
- Find and locate bikes - The club does not have access to
the DVLA database.
Get involved with any disputes with the
Requirements for Age Related
1. Proof of Frame, Engine Number and VIN plate
Clear photographs of the complete numbers and
plates are required or if this is not possible rubbings may be taken. If this is not provided then we will either
issue a certificate explaining this or in certain cases refuse the application. Chalk rubbed into the numbers can
2. Photographs of the complete bike from both
Please send at least 2 Photographs of both sides
of the bike. The reason for this is so that we can ensure most parts consistent with the year of manufacture, if a
machine has been altered with parts from different years or bikes, the DVLA might wish to class the bike as a
special and issue a "Q" plate. Motorcycles may require inspection. The bike must be in one piece, and lights etc
fitted, otherwise the DVLA may issue a “Daylight” only registration.
3. VJMC Dating Letter
Application available here: VJMC Dating Letter or an A4 size covering letter containing:-
Bike Make, Model and
- Brief history of bike.
- Your estimated Year of Manufacture.
- Frame and Engine numbers.
- Your Name and Address (including Post
- Email address and Phone numbers in case of
Club membership number (if requiring
4. The Fee
The cost for this service is £35, however for
our club members we give a discount and the cost will be £25. Those wishing to become members of the
VJMC may forward a single payment of £50 to cover certificate and joining the Club (see VJMC dating letter
application for list of fees)
Cheques to be made payable to VJMC (UK)
can also pay with PayPal. Please enter Make and Model.
Please note that the dating team will be taking holidays in May and June so please be prepared for a
bit of a delay.
| Non Member £35
|| Member £25
|| Join for 1 year £50
The validity of Dating letters expire after about 12 months, so get your forms into the DVLA as soon as you
can. It is best to apply for a registration before restoring the bike as we still need to see the frame number
after it has been painted, so does the MOT tester.
If a Dating letter is lost during the 12 months
whilst it is still valid, and vehicle still meets the current DVLA requirements, then a £12 fee is payable for
In any other case it would require a new Dating application to be
Ray Davis – HONDA
PO Box 225,
Mobile: 07913 340506
Please restrict phone calls to Mon-Fri - 10am 6pm
Richard Proudman - Yamaha and Bridgestone
07779 144 968
Please restrict phone calls to Mon-Fri - 9am 8pm
Stuart Glen -
Kawasaki and Suzuki