Can I transfer a personalised number plate to and from a motorbike (or moped)? Are the rules different for motorcycles than cars? How long does it take?
Number plate transfer
How long does it take to transfer a private number plate to my car? In most cases it can be done within a few days of purchase. In some cases it can take longer
If I get a private number plate, what happens to my car insurance? What do I need to do? Will I be charged? Does it increase the cost of my insurance?
My car documents have got the registration number on them. What happens when I buy a personalised number plate? Do I get replacements? How does it work?
If I get a cherished number plate what happens to my car documents and insurance? How does my MoT, tax and V5C Registration Document logbook get changed?
Can I put the number plates on my car straightaway?
I've bought a personalised registration. What next? How do I get my plates and when can I swap them over?
Why is there a DVLA number plate fee that's added when I buy a private number plate? What is it for? Do I have to pay it upfront, or can I pay it later?
Can I transfer a private number plate to my car if tax has expired?
No. A car must be taxed to transfer a private number plate to it.
It says non-transferable next to the registration number on my V5C log book. Why does that mean? Can I still sell the number plate? Can I make it transferable?
Yes. You can now transfer a private number plate from a pink V750 Certificate of Entitlement directly to your car even if you live in Northern Ireland.
How do I transfer it.
Are there age restrictions
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