In September 2001, the current style number plates were introduced. This new system follows the 2-digit year identifier and three letter format, for example MR10 PEZ (Mr Lopez). The digits 10 relate to the year 2010. Each year, new number plates are released in March, for example 03,04,12,13,15 etc, and September for example 51,52,63, 64 etc. Therefore in March 2016, the year indicator is 16 and September it is 66.
The age of your current vehicle can be importantYou cannot make your vehicle look newer than it is by putting on a registration that was released later than your vehicle was.
For example, if your vehicle has a 1989 G registration, whether you are looking to put a H on that was released a year later, or a new 2021 plate on, it is not possible because they both make the vehicle look newer. You can put a 1988 F or earlier on, or one of our tens of thousands of dateless registrations as these can go onto any vehicle, regardless of how old or new it is. You can also buy the registration and keep it on a certificate to transfer to an elegible vehicle later. Click the detail button next to the registration you are interested in for more information, or give us a call.