DVLA number plates


When you’re shopping for a personalised DVLA number there are a few things you should know. Firstly, DVLA registration plates are dated, that means there are characters that represent the year of issue. It is illegal to display a plate that makes your car look newer than it is, so you must bear that in mind when you’re shopping for a new plate. You don’t have to pick a plate with the exact year of your own cars’ registration, you can have an older plate, just not a newer one. If you’re keen to hide the age of your car then instead you should check out or extensive range of Irish plates. Irish plates are all dateless, and they’re cheap too!


When you buy a new registration plate, your old one will revert back to the possession of the DVLA  once your new plate transfer has gone through. If you want to keep your old registration then you’ll need to get a Retention Certificate. Currently this costs £105 and it allows you to keep a registration indefinitely, without it being on a vehicle.


Transfer time for a DVLA plate in mainland Great Britain is currently around 3-5 weeks. We deal directly with the DVLA, so you can contact us at any time for an update on the process of your transfer.


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