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What Do You Need To Get A Number Plate Made?

With a plethora of different types of personalised number plates on the market, deciding on the perfect number plate for your car is not easy – especially when you are splurging out a lot of money. Once you have decided on an available combination, it is time to head to your local garage or visit an online personalised number plate company. However, before going ahead, you must have the correct documents at hand – but for this, you may be thinking, “What do I need to get a number plate made?”

Documentation is incredibly important, as you are unable to purchase a new number plate without handing over valid documents that suitably identify who you are, such as original documents that prove your name and address and show proof of entitlement to the number. But what documents are acceptable and what do you need to get a number plate made?


What do you need to get a number plate created?

You’ll need the following documentation before you get a personalised reg:


To confirm your name and address:

- your driving licence

- a bill – such as: a utility bill; a landline telephone bill; a council tax or rates bill (dating from the last 6 months)

- a bank or building society statement (dating from the last 6 months)


The following documents only confirm your name:

- your passport (doesn’t have to be issued from the UK)

- a bank or building society debit or credit card

- a police warrant card

- an armed forces identity card

V317 document Photo credit: rigsbyphoto / Shutterstock

When it comes to putting the new registration plate on your vehicle, you must prove you can use the registration number. The following documents are suitable to supply your dealer:

- vehicle registration certificate (V5C or V5CNI) – the preferred document

- new keeper supplement (V5C/2 or V5C/2NI)

- certificate of entitlement (V750 or V750NI) to the number

- retention document (V778) – not applicable in Northern Ireland

- a renewal reminder for vehicle tax or SORN (V11 or V11NI)

- temporary registration certificate (V379 or V379NI) – not applicable in Northern Ireland

- a number plate authorisation certificate (V948) with an official stamp from the DVLA or DVSA

- an electronic number plate authorisation certificate (eV948)

- a letter of authorisation from a fleet operator (including lease or hire company) quoting the document reference number from the registration certificate

- if your fleet is in the new V5C on demand scheme (also called ‘V5C suppression’), a PDF of the vehicle’s details from the view vehicle record service

 Photo credit: rigsbyphoto / Shutterstock

After you have provided the correct documents and made the purchase, you will receive a V750 “Certificate of Entitlement”. This proves that you have the right to put the new private plate onto your vehicle. Remember to keep this in safe hands, alongside your other car documentation to avoid losing it, as you may need it if there are any problems or if you wish to sell it. A re-print is free of charge from the DVLA, but it can take up to four weeks to arrive via post.


Feature image credit: Jason Winter / Shutterstock

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