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Number plates can now be bought for less direct from VRM Swansea

Welcome, we’ve designed our website to give you the best possible variety of ways to find the number plate which is truly personal to you. There are many types of plate to choose from, those issued on the UK Mainland by DVLA (formerly DVLC) Swansea, and those issued by the DVLNI from Northern Ireland. Our online stocklists hold approximately 27 million unique registrations so it’s worth taking the time to explain to you how to find a plate which suits you in terms of both style and budget.

Find and buy

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!

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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!

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Bargain Number PlatesThe Cover Plate Hotlist

Simply Amazing Value - the Perfect Way to hide the age of your vehicle - from only £130 (inclusive of government fees).
These distinctive “cover plates” can be transferred to any age of vehicle. Prices shown include vat and government transfer fees.


If you take a look at the private numberplates search options (just use the "Find Number Plates" link at the top of this page) the way they work are as follows:-

The Wide Number Plates search is designed to let you perform a quick search for your plate by typing in three letters. These could be your initials or a three letter word. The important thing to remember is that the DVLA doesn’t issue registration marks containing the letter I or the letter Q, so you can’t enter these letters. If you then click on the search button and wait a few moments your numberplate results will be shown together with the price of acquiring the rights to display the plates on your vehicle. The green ‘More Info’ button is very important as it allows you to see the different number plate transfer options together with the vat and government transfer fees.You can even create a picture of your perfect plate on a wide choice of cars.

We always offer discounts if you can pay by cheque or bank debit card as opposed to your credit cards and so we show you how much you can save by paying in these different ways. The More Info button also lets you see if there is any transfer restriction applied to the plates you have chosen. Most of the cheaper number plates have a letter or number called an age indicator so it’s important that you don’t order a plate which is younger than the vehicle you wish to put it on as this transfer would not be allowed. You can still buy your dream plate for transfer at a later date, if that’s what you’d like to do. You don’t even need a car or other vehicle right now as we can supply the rights to the registration mark on a DVLA certificate for you to use later on.

The other two types of searches lead to the same information but let you be more specific in choosing the letters and numbers that you like.
We also have many other ways to search the stock including Irish number plates, just click here to visit these pages.

We have an additional 10 million plates in our offline stocklists so don’t despair if you can’t quite find what your heart desires. You can click this link and e-mail your dream plates to us or alternatively call us on 01792 477316 to speak with one of our experienced customer advisors during office hours, who’ll be more than happy to help you find your new number plates.

Northern Ireland format registrations are commonly known as ‘Irish’ registrations prior to the separation of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Any reference to ‘Irish’ registrations on this page relate to registration marks now known as ‘Northern Ireland format’ registrations.

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