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Frequently Asked Questions

When purhasing a private number plate there are a whole range of important questions that our customers often ask us, so this page aims to address many of the most common questions and answers when both purchasing, transferring and retaining private registrations for all vehicle types.

Please see below frequently asked questions, click each title to show the answer.

I do not yet have a vehicle can I still purchase a private registration?

Yes, you do not have to transfer your new private registration straight away you can purchase it on a Retention Certificate, this certificate is an ownership document which states you have the legal right to the registration. This document is valid for 10 years and when you are ready it is a very straight forward process to then apply the registration from the certificate to the vehicle in question.

What happens to my old/current registration when I apply a private number?

I would like to retain an existing number from a vehicle when transferring on my newly purchase registration, is this possible?

Why do some private registrations show VAT (Value Added Tax) while others do not?

How long do I get to apply my newly purchased private number plate to my vehicle?

Do all private plates have date restrictions?

When searching your website some registrations are available to purchase others say “Show Interest” or “Make Enquiry” what does this mean?

Can I apply a private number plate to a moped or motorbike?

Can your number plates be purchased as a gift for someone else?

What happens to my private registration plate when I sell my vehicle?

Do I need to inform anyone after I have applied my new private plate to my vehicle?

What about the tax and MOT on my vehicle?

Can private plates be applied to leased or mobility vehicles?

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Click4Reg offers private registrations from both stock numbers & private sellers. DVLA is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. Click4Reg Ltd is not affiliated to the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations. Click4Reg Ltd is a recognised reseller of DVLA registrations, please see our terms & conditions for further details.

Registered office address: Click4Reg, Unit 2 Conqueror Industrial Estate, Moorhurst Road, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9NA.

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