Transfer a DVLA private number plate to Northern Ireland
How does transfer a number plate to Northern Ireland work?
This is how it works:
If the private number plate is held on a DVLA V750 Certificate of Entitlement or a V778 Retention Document, it can be transferred direct to a car registered in Northern Ireland. Two transfers are no longer needed.
If the registration number you want to transfer is currently on a vehicle on mainland UK, you can also transfer it direct to your vehicle. Even if your vehicle is registered to an address in Northern Ireland.
Until recently, transfers from a mainland UK Certificate V778 or V750 needed a double transfer. But this is no longer needed, since the DVA (Coleraine) was merged with the DVLA (Swansea). All transfers are now processed by DVLA Swansea.
Need to transfer a Northern Ireland number plate to mainland GB?
If you have an Irish number plate that's on a white Certificate of Entitlement (V750-NI), these can be transferred to any vehicle in mainland UK. There are no restrictions, even on age. These days there aren't too many registration numbers still held on a white V750(NI). If you have one, the Certificate is likely to have expired. If you need help with an expired Certificate, contact us to see if we can help.
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