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Prefix Number PlatesNumber plates that have the year letter at the beginning of the registration, for example B21 VAN.
Current Number PlatesCurrent style number plates were introduced in September 2001 and they follow the 2 digit year identifier, 3 letters format, for example XX10 VEU (Kiss Kiss Love You).
- Letters First
- Numbers First
Dateless Number PlatesRegistrations which can be transferred to any age of vehicle, for example 70 NNX.
DVLA Number Plates
Why are DVLA Number plates subject to VAT?
All DVLA registrations are subject to full VAT. Examples of DVLA registration are E5 HAW, DE51 ELT, DO57 COW.
Why is the Transfer Fee for DVLA registration numbers £105 / £80 / £185?
The Transfer Fee is applicable to all transfers, however depending on where the vehicle receiving the registration is registered will depend on how much the transfer fee will be.
- If the receiving vehicle is registered in GB mainland, then the transfer is either £80 OR £105
- If the receiving vehicle is registered in Northern Ireland then the transfer is either £160 or £185.
How can I pay for my new DVLA Number Plate?
We accept the following methods for payment:
- Credit Card
- Debit Card
- Banker Draft
- Postal Orders
- Bank Transfer
- Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What happens to my payment if I change my mind before the number plate transfer has been completed?
We require full payment at time of purchase for prefix and current style registrations. Registration marks supplied from our Prefix Style and Current Style searches are supplied specifically to the buyers requirements and are regarded as a "personalised item" which cannot be cancelled, exchanged or refunded following the sale. The service that we provide in selling these registrations is actioned immediately and so, on completion of the online sales process, the buyer is agreeing to give us their informed consent to waive their 7-day cooling off period associated with the distance selling regulations amendment of the Sale of Goods Act.
Do Speedyreg provide the physical number plates for my vehicle?
Yes we can supply a set of physical number plates for your vehicle at a cost of £20 per pair, inclusive of VAT and posting and packaging.
What will happen to my current DVLA car registration number?
The DVLA will reclaim your registration back once you transfer your new DVLA Number plate onto your vehicle. However if your vehicle is registered in the GB mainland then you can keep your current registration, it will cost you £105 to retain on a Retention Certificate.
What does it mean if my current V5C Registration Certificate states that the registration is non-transferable?
There is no problem transferring DVLA Number Plate onto your vehicle. However you will not be able to transfer or retain the current registration number.
How long will I have to wait before my new DVLA Number Plate will be on my vehicle?
There are different transfer times for different registration numbers all depending on where the number is coming from and where it is being transferred onto.
The Transfer times are as follows:
- If the DVLA Registration being transferred onto a vehicle registered in Northern Ireland, then at present the DVLA are currently taking 5 to 6 weeks for completion.
- If the DVLA Registration is being transferred onto a vehicle registered in GB mainland, then at present the DVLA are currently taking 3 to 5 working days for completion.
How can I find out about the progress of my DVLA number plate transfer?
You can telephone us on the above telephone number for an instant progress on your new registration.
What do DVLA, DOT and DVA stand for?
DVLA; Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency
DOT: Department of Transport
DVA: Driver Vehicle Agency
Will there being any age restrictions for transferring DVLA Number Plates on your vehicle?
Yes DVLA registrations are dated registrations and therefore can only be transferred onto an age related vehicle. You can make your vehicle look older but you cannot make it appear younger. For example an DO57 COW would not be able to be transferred onto a 1997 year old vehicle.
However if your vehicle was first registered in April 2008, then there would be not problem in transferring an J17 XNE onto your vehicle. As it will make your vehicle look older which is allowed.
What happens if I need to re-tax my vehicle during the transfer of my DVLA Number Plate?
We can re-tax your vehicle during the transfer of your DVLA Number Plate, to do this we will require the following documents to:
- Cheque for Road Tax
- Insurance Certificate valid for at least 6 weeks.
- V10 – Tax Application Form
If I have a “Q” registration on my vehicle will I be able to transfer DVLA Number plates onto my vehicle?
Unfortunately you will not be able to transfer DVLA Number Plate onto your vehicle.
Can I Transfer a registration onto my vehicle and at the same transfer my current number to another vehicle?
Yes there is no problem we can transfer a DVLA Number Plate onto your vehicle and at the same time transfer your current registration off the vehicle, this is called a double transfer. In order for us to complete the double transfer we will require the following documents:
- V5C—Vehicle Registration Certificate for both vehicles
- MOT certificate – if applicable for both vehicles
- Photocopy of Road Tax for both vehicles
- V317 Transfer Form
- An extra £80 cheque payable to DOT.
However if you do not have a vehicle to transfer this registration onto, it can be transferred onto a Retention Certificate, to do this we will require the following:
- V317 Transfer and Retention application form
- V5C—Vehicle Registration Certificate
- MOT certificate – if applicable
- Photocopy of Road Tax
- A Cheque for £105 made payable to DVLA Swansea
Can I transfer a DVLA Number Plates onto my motorcycle?
Yes there is no restriction in transferring a DVLA Number Plate onto your motorcycle provided it is currently MOT and Taxed.
If the Irish Number Plate is owned by Speedyreg, or from a VAT registered supplier, then full VAT is applicable and must be added. However registrations that are being sold on a commission sale basis are only subject to VAT on percentage of the price.