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
9.9 out of 10 based on
8,000+ reviews
9.9 out of 10
based on 8,000+ reviews

DVLA Number Plates

All matters pertaining to number plates in the UK, from their creation to their use, are regulated by the DVLA.
VRM Swansea Plates4less work with the DVLA every day to complete the processes relating to private registration marks.
Brilliant Value - Brilliant Service - Brilliant Reviews

Find and buy

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!

Prefix Style Search

Our biggest seller, millions to choose from at reasonable prices.

D12 SAM
P3 TER
1983 - 2001
ANY ANY Any Any Any

Click 2 or more ANY tabs to choose your letters and numbers, click SEARCH. The more tabs you fill in the more focussed your search will be.

L4 URA
Laura
E12 ROR
For computer developers!
G3 MMA
Gemma
M155 GEG
Miss Grace Elizabeth Gallagher
K155 AJS
Kiss, Amy Jane Smith
J46 UAR
Jaguar
X999 ROB
A kiss for Rob, who works in the emergency services
N16 GKM
Nov 16 th (Date of Birth), George K Moore
X40 JHD
Kiss, 40 th Birthday, Janet Hannah Davies
K8 KLX
Katherine (Kate) Lambert, X for a kiss

Current Style Search

The same structure as registrations being issued on new vehicles.

VW05 BUG
GA12 ETH
2001 - Present
Any Any Any Any Any Any

Click 3 or more ANY tabs to choose your letters and numbers, click SEARCH. The more tabs you fill in the more focussed your search will be.

OO07 RAY
For Ray, a James Bond fan
AN63 LAJ
Angela Jones
YU11 MMY
Tasty plate!
LO12 RYS
Haulage firm
AN11 MAL
For sports car fans or vets
SH12 LEY
Best plate for Shirley
SA12 AHJ
Sarah Jayne
BO55 RPJ
Boss, Rhys Paul James
JE55 GAZ
Jessica and Gary
MR52 DVS
Mrs Davies
XK03 JRC
XK Jaguar, John Robert Clark
JD04 CPD
Mr John Dawson and Mrs Claire P Dawson

Dateless Style Search

Browse or search through these desirable plates. Complete with guidance.

A1
123 ABC
1903 - 1963

Type into the box above and click SEARCH.

A1
The ultimate registration mark
25 JR
Janet's And Ronald’s 25 th Anniversary
999 ROB
Rob the fire-fighter
TOY 5
Ideal for Toyota or toy store owners
AJL 33
April Jeanette Lee
4 CMP
For Christopher Michael Parkinson
ALF 45
Alfred or Alfie
XMA 55
It’s Christmas!

Suffix Style Search

The first UK “dated” number plates, great value and ideal to cover the age of a vehicle.

JON 3S
ABC 123D
1963 - 1983
Any Any Any Any

Click 2 or more ANY tabs to choose your letters and numbers, click SEARCH. The more tabs you fill in the more focussed your search will be.

ANG 314D
Angela Davies
KEN 1X
Kenneth, Number 1, Kiss
JON 3S
Jones
EDW 412D
Edward
GHO 5T
Ideal for Rolls Royce Owners, or believers in the supernatural!
RAC 3R
Racer
JAC 1P
Jack or Jacqueline, Number 1, Peters
CAB 846E
Cabbage, for vegetarians!

Northern Ireland Format Numberplates

Great value & are fine for all UK vehicles, they always contain an I or a Z

GIL 123
1903 onwards

Type into the box above and click SEARCH.

SHZ 40
Sharon's 40 th birthday present
BAZ 101
Barry
BIG 8055
Big boss
GIL 2068
Gillian
GAZ 6468
Gareth
LNZ 12
Lyndsey
OIL 999
For a petrol-head!
0

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!

Why Choose Plates4less? 
DVLA RNPS

Established in 1997, we have over two decades of experience, with expert teams ready to help you.

More five star reviews than any other number plate agent & a customer satisfaction score of 9.9 out of 10!


The Best number plate Results.

The Best Results

The ultimate user experience
of the largest UK salelist

The Best Technology for finding your private plates.

The Best Technology

Highly efficient systems
saving you time and money

The Best People, to help you find your perfect plate.

The Best People

Friendly expert service
and advice

Popular Areas

Latest Release!

19

These "19 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