No. Most personalised number plates can be supplied on a certificate. Once you have the certificate, you will have until the certificate's expiry date (usually 10 years from when you buy it) to transfer the personalised number plate to a vehicle of your choice.
If you are buying a number plate and you want it transferred onto your vehicle straight away then you will need to provide the following documents:
If you are buying a number plate and would like to put it on a vehicle at some later date:
You may not attempt to make a vehicle look newer than it actually is.
It costs £80 to transfer a number plate onto a certificate or vehicle.
VAT is payable on number plate sales where:
VAT is NOT payable on number plate sales where:
You have 2 options:
Transfers done by post usually take 10-15 working days where payment clears successfully and all documentation is provided and completed correctly. In some cases we are able to conduct the transfer online. Where this is possible the process is much faster and the transfer can be achieved almost immediately on receipt of cleared funds and correct documents.
You can TAX your vehicle online and get an MOT done if the transfer has not been completed however if the DVLA process your number plate transfer before you have bought your road TAX or completed your MOT then the transfer will fail. We advise customers to do this before they send us their documents if they have less than 4 weeks remaining.
Yes, we can do that for you. You will need to immediately supply us with the documents of the vehicle to which you wish to transfers the registration, and you will also need to send us an extra £80 cheque payable to the 'Department for Transport' to cover the fee for this additional transfer. If you want to keep the old number, but have no second vehicle available, then we can put that registration onto a retention certificate for you.
If you are buying a new, unregistered car you have two options:
Yes, motorcycles and mopeds can participate freely in the registration transfer scheme.
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