Questions about DVLA? Maybe we can help.
Can you tell me more about DVLA Personalised Registrations?
The DVLA, short for Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency, is an executive arm of the Department of Transport in the United Kingdom. One of the agency’s responsibilities is to assign number plates to the vehicles registered in the country.
A personalised registration is when customers wish to register for their own custom number plate. In such cases, the DVLA will withhold the numbers for these customers at a certain fee. You can be certain that there won’t be a repeat number plate once you have obtained the number. The number plate will be exclusively yours after payment.
Are there any restrictions to the type of registration I choose if I have an older vehicle?
This is all dependant on the age of your vehicle. But to put it simply, yes, there are certain restrictions in place that depends on the vehicle life. You must understand the types of registrations that are suitable for you vehicle before you make your choice.
A personalised registered number plate has an age identifier, whereby you can only put the number plate on a vehicle that is of equal age or newer than the number plate. For example, you paid for a 62 current style registration, it means that the number plate can only go to a vehicle that registered on or after 1st of September 2012.
Can I negotiate the price that is listed on the DVLA website?
Unfortunately, negotiations of price are strictly forbidden. The price listed on the website is on net worth, and you either purchase at that price, or you do not buy at all. Online prices usually start at the amount of £250, which includes VAT and DVLA fees. At this point forward, you must bid your price to be able to obtain the number plate your desire.
You should also take note that some registrations are listed at a higher price due name, words, car makes or models resemblance etc.
How do I apply to put the number plate on my vehicle?
To put your number plate on a brand new vehicle, the first thing you should do is register your vehicle with the government. You can either apply for registration through your vehicle dealer, or apply to register the vehicle yourself. If you are registering by yourself, you must include a V750 documentation with your application. To learn more about registering your vehicle, get in touch with the DVLA customer helpline.
For a registered vehicle, you can assign the number plate online. For this, you will need the registration certificate for your vehicle and the Certificate of Entitlement, which is the V750.
Can I sell back my numbers?
No, you cannot. The DVLA only put un-issued unregistered numbers on sale, and they do not buy back numbers under any circumstances. If you want to sell your number, you are advised to approach a dealer or advertise the number for sale yourself.
You can look for a dealer through this selection of dealers that DVLA provides. However, DVLA does not, in any case, recommend any dealer, and they will not take responsibility were any issues to arise during this process of sale.