HomeCherished Number PlatesNumber plates on a Retention Certificate Jayne Henry July 31, 2014 Cherished Number Plates, Personalised Number Plates, Recent Number Plate News Don’t have a car… no problem, we can supply all our number plates on a Retention Certificate now! If you don’t have a car right now, but you’ve spotted the perfect private plate, don’t worry, you don’t have to wait until you have a car and risk losing it to someone else, you can buy it on a retention certificate! Simply put, this means that you don’t need to own a vehicle to buy a private plate. You buy your new registration and it is stored on a certificate, ready for you to transfer it onto another vehicle when you are ready. So, if you’re learning to drive and haven’t bought a car yet, or you’ve ordered a brand new car and are waiting for it to arrive, you can still buy your dream plates, and they’ll be ready and waiting when you get your new car! We can now transfer any of our plates directly onto a retention certificate for you, this even includes our popular NI plates, as now the DVA has amalgamated with the DVLA, Irish plates can also be retained on certificate.