Finance Q&A - Personal Circumstances

Can I transfer car ownership to my family member in the UK?

I'd like to transfer a car to a family member, what's the process like and what do I need to do?


Answer from the Stoneacre finance team:

You can transfer car ownership to your family, provided that the car finance has been paid off. The most convenient way to transfer the ownership is online through DVLA on the government’s website – you’ll need a V5C certificate on hand to enter an 11 digit reference number. 

After you complete a quick ownership transfer form online, a green slip will be issued which you should then give to the new owner. When all is done, don’t forget to destroy an old V5C logbook. 

The other way to transfer the ownership is by posting the V5C document to DVLA but will take longer. With this method, you will need to fill in the logbook prior. 

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