I know but DVLA seem to have their elbows and backsides all crossedWhy do you need a NOVA? That stands for Notification Of Vehicle Arrivals and is for imported vehicles, not amateur-built vehicles.
Steve I have filled in said NOVA and sent it off ( 1st August) with a covering letter as discussed via telephone with both HMRC and DVLA! It takes approximately 2 weeks for a reply which then starts the process to reapply for a V5. I’ll keep you updated, many thanks.Mark ....... please let us know how you get this resolved as there seems to be a 'lost the plot' situation continually going on at the DVLA. I have a friend who is very involved with various DoT consultations and he has an 'ear' at a very high level and I report this type of nonsense to him so as he can pass it on.