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Buy a Personalised Number Plate GuideYour Purchase Options Explained

New registration marks—choosing your transfer option

Do-it-Yourself Transfer Assignment

If you're confident and have the time, then our Do-it-Yourself transfer option may suit you.

You will receive a V750 Certificate of Entitlement, valid for 10 years, with full instructions regarding how to assign the personalized number plate to a vehicle. Naturally, you are still entitled to our free first-class telephone and email support should you need further assistance or expert advice.

To find out what information we require from you and what happens once you’ve placed your order, please use the links below:


Done-for-You (DFY) Transfer Assignment - Get your transfer assignment right first time!

For a small fee you can upgrade to the Done-for-You service and our experienced team will save you the trouble of any complicated paperwork or phone calls with the government or your car dealer. It is estimated that up to one third of transfer applications are delayed due to avoidable errors, so why not let us take care of it for you?

Our DFY service gives you…
✓ Peace of mind: Our team of experts is at your disposal to ensure your documentation is completed correctly and submitted accurately first time.
✓ Personalised assistance: We’ll hand-deliver your documents to the DVLA headquarters here in Swansea, or work directly with your dealer if you’re purchasing a new vehicle.
✓ Time-saving expertise: Avoid the errors that commonly cause delays and if required, use our expertise to transfer your current private registration to a certificate or to another vehicle at the same time as handling your new personalised number plate. We can also list your old registration for sale, for free. Usual government fees will apply, but we make no extra charges for this assistance.

Being located in Swansea we are the only agency who can offer this complete trouble-free service. Processing times are dependent on DVLA workloads, but normally your new personalised number plate will be transferred within 14 days from the date we receive your documents.

Thank you for making my experience a stress-free and easy process when purchasing my personal plate from you and transferring my own plate to my son’s car. Your staff have been very friendly and helpful throughout the process and I will certainly recommend anyone to have confidence in buying their plates through yourselves.

Julie

Ordered a new vehicle? We can liaise with your dealer.

If you're buying a new vehicle we can work with your dealer to assign your new personalized numberplate before you collect it.

You will be asked to provide their details whilst placing your order and we require a minimum of 10 days’ notice prior to your vehicle collection date. Timescales do vary depending on whether the vehicle is brand new and unregistered or pre-owned.

Whilst most dealers are more than happy to work with us, we suggest that you check with them first, out of courtesy. If your dealer is already too busy then we can complete the transfer for you after you have taken possession of the vehicle.

To find out more about our Done-for-You service take a look at these areas:


Later Transfer Service- Delayed transfer assignment

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Found a great looking personalised number plate but don't want to transfer it to a vehicle straight away? Perhaps it's the perfect plate for your new baby's name? Or are you looking to buy it as a future gift……?

……….No problem!

If you've found a personalised number plate that you'd like to purchase but you aren't ready to transfer it straight away, we can help arrange a later transfer assignment. We can issue most registration marks onto ready-to-use 10-year certificates (which can be renewed if need be). You don't even have to own a vehicle to buy that perfect plate and many people buy them as investments for the future!

To find out more about transferring a personalised number plate at a later date, check out these areas:


New registration marks—choosing your extras

A New Set of Number Plates

You’ll need your number plates to match your new registration mark, so why not add them to your order? We can provide premium quality number plates delivered straight to your door (or an alternative address, if preferred), saving you time and money. We have all the popular sizes and options, including vehicle-specific rear plates and GB national flag emblems. Our top quality number plates are 100% legal and substantially cheaper per pair (including delivery and fixers) than most high street retailers, so you can order with complete confidence. As we already know that you’re legally entitled to your new registration mark, it’s also much easier for you to get them from us. (See below)

Thank you for a speedy, efficient service procuring my personalised number plate. The whole process took about 2 weeks. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to others. I paid the extra for the Done-For-You Transfer and the number plates and it was well worth it. Number plates are excellent quality. Very pleased!

Linda

Fixing Pads and Instructions included

Our number plates come with everything you need to fit them directly to your vehicle. We include Professional-Grade 6mm fixing pads and alco-wipes for attaching your new personalised number plates quickly and easily.

What do you do with your old number plates? Leave them on your vehicle! Our fixing pads allow you to stick your new personalized numberplates right over the top. It’s perfectly legal and saves even more trouble when you sell the vehicle as you need only remove your personalised number plates!

Minimum Identification Requirement

Every number plate supplier, by law, must see and record proof of identity, but as you’ve ordered your registration mark through us, it’s much easier! You don’t need to show us the extra proofs that other suppliers must see (see 'Other Proofs' below).

Forms of identification we can accept include:

  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • National identity card
  • Bank or building society debit or credit card statement (not online)
  • Utility bill (water, gas, or electricity-not online), dated within the last 6 months
  • Council tax bill
  • Landline telephone bill
  • Police warrant card
  • Armed forces identity card

We only need to see a copy. If you send any original documents these will be returned to you once your number plates have been dispatched.

Other proofs:

If you’re buying your plates elsewhere, by law you must also show one of the following to the retailer. If you don’t get asked for them, you and the supplier are both breaking the law:

  • Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C)
  • Certificate of Entitlement (V750 or V750NI) to the number
  • Retention Document (V778)
  • A renewal reminder for vehicle tax or SORN (V11 or V11NI)
  • Temporary Registration Certificate (V379 or V379NI)
  • A number plate Authorisation Certificate (V948) with an official stamp from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) or DVSA
  • A letter of authorisation from a fleet operator (including lease or hire company) quoting the document reference number from the registration certificate


Our Gift Services

Every day we help our customers find a truly personalised gift for their loved ones. You really can't get more personal than buying them their own personalised number plate with their initials or name.

To help you keep the secret until the anniversary, birthday, wedding, or other special day, we have a completely free, Surprise Gift service. If your 'special someone' lives at your address, then you can let us know and our mail will be sent in plain envelopes (and in some cases, we can send mail to your place of work, a neighbour or a friend).

To find out more, take a look at our Buying as a gift information.


Gift Certificate

Buying a last minute gift? Or simply want to make it more special?

Our Gift Certificate is the perfect solution. Presented in an attractive folder adorned with a ribbon, this beautiful certificate shows your loved one that they are the lucky recipient of a truly personal gift! See a gift certificate.

I used Plates4less to purchase a personalised plate for my wife as a surprise for Christmas. I asked Plates4Less to handle everything for me and I couldn't be more happier with the service I received. I was regularly updated via email and the service went so smooth and quick I couldn't believe it. From purchasing the plate to receiving the plates and new V5 took 10 days in total in the middle of December. Highly recommend this company.

Rob M

Delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery, you are guaranteed to receive the gift certificate on the next week day (excluding Bank Holidays) as long as your order is placed before 2pm. If you are ordering on a Friday, we can also arrange delivery on the Saturday—speak to our friendly sales team for more information.

To find out more about our Gift Service and Gift Certificate options see the Buying as a gift area. For information about delaying the transfer to avoid spoiling the surprise, read about Later transfers — new registration marks.


Pre-owned registration marks—choosing your transfer option

Transferred to your vehicle now

You must supply us with vehicle documents within 3 weeks of placing your order for a pre-owned registration. We process all documents, then personally deliver them to the DVLA transfer team, ensuring accuracy, speed and secure delivery. Being located in Swansea we are the only company who can offer this daily service. Transfers of pre-owned registrations are normally completed within 4 to 6 weeks from the date we receive your documents.

To find out what information we require from you and what happens once you've placed your order, take a look at these areas:


Transferred to your vehicle when you’re ready

Found a personalised number plate to buy but not quite ready to transfer it to your vehicle? No problem! If the registration mark is presently assigned to a vehicle we can retain it onto a 10-year government certificate for you. If necessary you can then renew the certificate every 10 years until you are ready to use it. Once it has been assigned to your vehicle there are no ongoing costs.

If someone else already holds the registration mark on a certificate then the process is a little different. There are data protection issues to consider and the DVLA prevents the change of ownership of government certificates. To safely transfer the sole rights of a registration mark already held on a certificate over to you, we will first need to assign it to a vehicle and then retain it onto a 10-year Government certificate in your name. We can offer a suitable 'Donor Vehicle’ for this purpose, or we can transfer your new personalised number plate onto the vehicle of your trusted friend or relative*, before retaining it onto a certificate in your name.

*Be very careful because once your new registration is on your friend’s or relative’s vehicle, technically, they own it!

If would like to use our Donor Vehicle service, please see the additional price breakdown below:

Price breakdown for this service
Use of Donor vehicle£132.50 (inc. VAT)
Standard Government Retention Fee£80.00
Total cost£212.50 (inc. VAT)

To find out more about this service visit our Later transfers — pre-owned registration marks area.

To find out what information we require from you and what happens once you’ve placed your order, take a look at these areas:


Pre-owned registration marks—Our extra touches

A New Set of Number Plates

You’ll need your number plates to match your new registration mark, so why not add them to your order? We can provide premium quality number plates delivered straight to your door (or an alternative address, if preferred), saving you time and money. We have all the popular sizes and options, including vehicle-specific rear plates and GB national flag emblems. Our top quality number plates are 100% legal and substantially cheaper per pair (including delivery and fixers) than most high street retailers, so you can order with complete confidence. As we already know that you’re legally entitled to your new registration mark, it’s also much easier for you to get them from us. (See below)

Thank you for a speedy, efficient service procuring my personalised number plate. The whole process took about 2 weeks. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to others. I paid the extra for the Done-For-You Transfer and the number plates and it was well worth it. Number plates are excellent quality. Very pleased!

Linda

Fixing Pads and Instructions included

Our number plates come with everything you need to fit them directly to your vehicle. We include Professional-Grade 6mm fixing pads and alco-wipes for attaching your new personalised number plates quickly and easily.

What do you do with your old number plates? Leave them on your vehicle! Our fixing pads allow you to stick your new personalized numberplates right over the top. It’s perfectly legal and saves even more trouble when you sell the vehicle as you need only remove your personalised number plates!

Minimum Identification Requirement

Every number plate supplier, by law, must see and record proof of identity, but as you’ve ordered your registration mark through us, it’s much easier! You don’t need to show us the extra proofs that other suppliers must see (see 'Other Proofs' below).

Forms of identification we can accept include:

  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • National identity card
  • Bank or building society debit or credit card statement (not online)
  • Utility bill (water, gas, or electricity-not online), dated within the last 6 months
  • Council tax bill
  • Landline telephone bill
  • Police warrant card
  • Armed forces identity card

We only need to see a copy. If you send any original documents these will be returned to you once your number plates have been dispatched.

Other proofs:

If you’re buying your plates elsewhere, by law you must also show one of the following to the retailer. If you don’t get asked for them, you and the supplier are both breaking the law:

  • Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C)
  • Certificate of Entitlement (V750 or V750NI) to the number
  • Retention Document (V778)
  • A renewal reminder for vehicle tax or SORN (V11 or V11NI)
  • Temporary Registration Certificate (V379 or V379NI)
  • A number plate Authorisation Certificate (V948) with an official stamp from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) or DVSA
  • A letter of authorisation from a fleet operator (including lease or hire company) quoting the document reference number from the registration certificate


Gift Service

Every day we help our customers find a truly personalised gift for their loved ones. You really can't get more personal than buying them their own personalised number plate with their initials or name.

To help you keep the secret until the anniversary, birthday, wedding, or other special day, we have a completely free, Surprise Gift service. If your 'special someone' lives at your address, then you can let us know and our mail will be sent in plain envelopes (and in some cases, we can send mail to your place of work, a neighbour or a friend).

To find out more, take a look at our Buying as a gift information.

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