How do I get change a car tax from 'Disabled' class to 'Petrol car'
I bought a car at the weekend, asked allthe right questions abut HPI checks, Insurance write off, etc etc.
So off I toddled with the car, and only yesterday did it occur to me to find out when the tax expires. Yes, I know that should have been one of the questions to ask, but as the tax on my current car was about to expire, I guess in my head it wasn't going to make any difference to me, as I was going to have to pay one or the other. I don't need to be told what a stupid person I've been; I know, and I've had a really crappy weekend, so I really don't need any more grief at the moment.
I realised last night that there is no car tax. And looking on the New Keeper supplement form, the current taxation class is 'Disabled'. so not only do I need to get a tax disc, I also need to get the taxation class changed.
So I've been looking at the DirectGov website this evening
to work out what I need to do to get it taxed.
I don't have the full log book yet, as it's too soon. I only have the 'New Keeper supplement'.
So to get a new tax disc for the car, and change taxation class from disabled to petrol car, it looks like I need to
* fill out a Vehicle Registration Certificate V5C - form V62'
* fill out a vehicle licence application - V10
* supply the current MOT - I have that
* supply the current insurance here's the problem
I've rearranged the insurance so that it is already valid, and the insurance company have posted the form to me, but it's taken 5 days so far, and nothing. They won't email it to me either.
My question is, will the DVLA office (and that's going to be a 60 miles round trip on its one) be able to check my insurance is valid via their own databases?
And while all this is stuck, am I supposed to apply for SORN? I can't even do that online!
This is turning into a nightmare. any advice gratefully received.