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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).
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- Numbers First
Dateless Number PlatesRegistrations which can be transferred to any age of vehicle, for example 70 NNX.
Irish Number Plates
It is important to note that when we refer to Irish Number Plates we are referring to number plates from Northern Ireland and not Southern Ireland. Southern Irish registrations cannot be transferred, and therefore when we refer to Irish number plates we are in fact meaning Northern Irish number plates.
An increasing number of our customers are realising that making an investment in one of our Irish number plates is worthwhile. Irish number plates can be transferred onto any age of vehicle registered in the GB mainland and Northern Ireland and therefore are becoming a cost effective way of hiding the age of your vehicle. For example if your vehicle is registered on a S676 NFG registration then automatically you would assume your vehicle is ten years old, however if it was registered with SEZ 4141 you would have no idea how old your vehicle is. "A good way to impress your neighbours's
Northern Ireland has their own system in Coleraine DVA for registering Irish Number Plates. The system is
unlike the DVLA Swansea system where as there is no way of identifying the age of the vehicle and therefore the registrations are becoming convenient cover plates f
or many of our customers. The prefix of the Irish number plates denotes the area the registration comes from. For example Speedy Registrations is based in Fermanagh where the IL and more recently IG combinations are from. This has lead to many popular combinations for example GIL, HIL, CIL, EIL, MIL and more recently AIG. DIG and BIG all followed by 1, 2, 3, 4 numbers, ie BIG 8085. (Any Al Murray fans might like this plate, BIG BOB, BIG BOB, BIG BOB!!)
Most of the above Irish Registration Plates would be registered on vehicles in Northern Ireland and therefore they would be vehicle-to-vehicle, transfers through Coleraine DVA and onto Newcastle DVLA. As for your Irish Number Plate Transfers, Speedy Registrations is based in Northern Ireland we would request your vehicles documents ie V5C, MOT certificate if applicable. You would then just wait for your new Road Tax Disc to drop through your door, and then fix on your new number plates.
If you are interested in purchasing Irish number plates, and you are still unsure an easy thing to remember is that they will always have an "I" or a "Z" somewhere in the letters combined with 1, 2, 3 or 4 numbers. With 25 years of experience you can rely on Speedy Registrations to handle your transfer competently. At Speedy Registrations we have available the largest stock of cheap Irish registration plates within the UK. You can choose from 5,000 Irish registrations plates all stored on Motorcycles. As well as supplying the public we also are the main suppliers to other registration companies and coach companies of Irish number plates. Speedy Registrations are the only Northern Number plate dealer to have been awarded the most sort after industry recognised quality standard, BSI. We are registered to ISO 9001:2000, certificate no. A12 456.
The majority of Northern Ireland numbers that have shorter digits for example RJI 5, BIG 11, ELZ 11 etc are held back from general allocation. Coleraine DVA will then release these numbers in auctions and therefore are more expensive. The DVA (Driver Vehicle Agency) issue these number plates on a Certificate of Entitlement, and therefore must be transferred onto a Northern Irish registered vehicle first. Don't panic if your vehicle is in the GB mainland we would simply request your vehicle documents, ie V5C and MOT certificate (if applicable) and you would just simply sit back, relax and await your new Road Tax disc to come through the post. Alternatively if your vehicle is registered in Northern Ireland, then we can assign an Irish number plate held on certificate straight onto your vehicle.
Why Irish Number plates make good personalised plates?
A lot of Irish number plates are abbreviations of popular Irish Girls names and Irish Boys names. For example a lot of names have 'I' somewhere in their name and 'I' are not issued in the GB mainland prefix / current style number plates.
For example if your name is Jillian, an option for your name would be JIL 3931. Likewise if your name if Barry, you would quite often be called BAZ and therefore a perfect number plate for you would be BAZ 6611. Another example would be ELZ 11 by royal appointment exclusively from Speedy Registrations. A more recent combination would be SEZ 4141, which is excellent if your name is Sarah or Sharon.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Are Irish number plates age related?
A: Irish registrations plates are dateless and can be transferred onto any age of vehicle without restriction.
2. What is the transfer time for cheap Irish number plates?
A: Average completion time from receipt of your vehicle documents is two to three weeks
3. Are Irish registration numbers transferable in the future and can they go on retention?
A: Once the Irish number plate is on your vehicle, you can move it from vehicle to vehicle for which there is a charge of £80 and this can be done at your local DVLA office. Unfortunately there is no retention system in Northern Ireland, however, once the Irish registration is on your vehicle it can then be transferred onto a Retention Certificate at a cost of £105 and again this can be completed in your local DVLA office. We also offer a service where you can purchase any Irish number plate and we will transfer it onto of our GB mainland vehicles and then onto Retention for future use.
4. Are Irish number plates legal in the GB mainland?
A: Yes, once again they can be transferable onto any age of vehicle. Speedy Registrations is testament to any to many satisfied customers. We have spent every week of the last 25 years transferring 150 to 200 Irish registration numbers, to the GB mainland.
We at Speedy Registrations offer a fast, efficient, friendly and professional service. We offer you quality and quantity and great for value for money, backed up with our excellent customer care.
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