Friendly Expert Service since 1997
01792 477316
Prefer to talk?
01792 477316
Request Assistance
130
Friendly Expert Service Since 1997
VRM Swansea. DVLA RNPS:3166
Shirley holding number plate gift
9.9 out of 10 based on
10,000+ reviews
9.9 out of 10
based on 10,000+ reviews
 

DVLA Number Plates

DVLA Number Plates, also known as DVLA registrations, can be purchased and used on DVLA registered vehicles. Some types of DVLA number plate, such as those registered before 1963 or in Northern Ireland, allow you to hide the age of a vehicle. Many people use DVLA registrations to display their name, initials, hobbies, interests, vehicle model or occupation.

Find and buy
Northern Ireland Format
ABZ 1234
Dateless Mainland
123 ABC
ABC 123
Suffix
ABC 1A
Prefix
A1 ABC
Current Style
AB05 ABC

What is your budget?

(Excluding VAT and transfer fees)
Any

Search all styles at once

Try your name, initials, vehicle, anything.

Search all styles at once

Try your name, initials, vehicle, anything.

This unique system generates all the private number plate searches possible, based on your input and then checks our huge database of over 40 million plates for matches.

The system does all the work so that you don't have to. However, if you don't see anything you like online, you can always fill in a short enquiry form for one of our expert staff to do more searching for you!

The DVLA & VRM Plates4less Swansea

As well as issuing driving licences and vehicle registration certificates, the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) is the government body responsible for assigning, transferring and retaining personalised number plates in the UK.
They also ensure that potentially rude or offensive number plates are kept out of circulation.
In keeping the records of over 48 million drivers, the DVLA also facilitates the taxing of vehicles suitable for road use. Previously called the DVLC (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre), the DVLA is an agency of the Department of Transport.
It used to have several offices throughout the country but has since consolidated them into a single headquarters here in Swansea.

Bargain Number PlatesThe Cover Plate Hotlist

Loading...

Assigning (moving a registration mark from a certificate to a vehicle)

If you hold a private registration mark on either a V750 Certificate of Entitlement or a V778 Certificate of Retention and would like to display your registration mark on your vehicle, you will need to submit your application to the DVLA here in Swansea with your V5C Registration Certificate.

You may wish to attempt the assignment using the DVLA’s online system. However, this is not a guaranteed service and only approximately 60% of online applications are currently successful.

Transferring (moving a registration mark from one vehicle to another)

When you wish to transfer your private registration mark to another vehicle you will need to complete a V317 form and send your application to the DVLA along with the V5C Registration Certificates for both vehicles and the relevant fee.

If both vehicles are registered to the same person, you may wish to first retain the registration mark, then assign it to the second vehicle using the DVLA's online system. However, please bear in mind that this is not a guaranteed service.

DVLA number plate DV14 PLT

Retaining (moving a registration mark from a vehicle to a certificate)

The DVLA Number Plates / Vehicle Registration Marks retention scheme enables the keeper of a vehicle to remove its registration mark and hold it on a certificate for a period of up to 10 years at a time. The certificate can then be renewed every 10 years until you are ready to use it on a vehicle. Presently there is no government charge for renewing the rights to a registration mark once it is on a 10 year retention certificate.

To keep the rights to a private registration mark on a certificate (separate to a vehicle) you will need to complete a V317 form and send your application to the DVLA here in Swansea along with the V5C Registration Certificate and the relevant fee.

You may wish to attempt the retention using the DVLA’s online system. However, please be aware that this is not a guaranteed service.

Important tip: If you are planning to sell your vehicle which has a personalised registration mark, please remember if you don’t move it …. You’ll lose it! If you sell or hand over your vehicle before you have moved the private registration off, either onto another vehicle or onto a V778 retention certificate, ownership of the registration will pass to the new registered keeper of the vehicle. The movement is confirmed only once you have received a new V5C for the vehicle with a replacement registration number, not before!

Popular Areas

News!

Every week we will be releasing new articles to entertain and enlighten all you... Read More

Latest Release!

69

These "69 Series" DVLA private plates are are NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY.

Don't miss out ... Order Yours Today!

Sell Your Private Number Plate for FREE!

£££
£££

We offer a free seller’s service. We will show your registration to thousands of buyers

Private Plate Finance

Contact Us

Contact our customer services team.

Choosing and buying a number plate can seem complicated.

Telephone and Online prices are the same, unlike other companies

Call now 01792 477316

Help for Good Causes


Shop with us and help support these charities whose good works positively affect thousands of us and our families, every year


Optimised Searches
What people are saying about Plates4less