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These registrations are dateless and can be assigned to any appropriate vehicle registered within mainland Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Please click View for a selection of Northern Ireland (NI) registrations that can be purchased for a fixed price.

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Other Questions You Might Have

These are some questions that aren't covered in the previous Q&A sections. If you have a question that still hasn't been answered here, our contact details can be found at the end

I've forgotten my user id, what should I do?

Please contact us so we can verify your details and confirm your user id -

I've forgotten my password, can I reset it?

From the log in page, click 'I've forgotten my password'. Enter your user id and email address, and we will send you a new password to the email address linked to your account. Please note that your password is case sensitive.

I no longer have access to the email address in my account, how can I change it?

Log in to your account, then click 'update account profile' then 'update personal information'. Enter your new email address, confirm it and then click 'submit'.

I cannot reset my password as I no longer have access to the email address in my account, what should I do?

Please contact us so we can verify your details and change the email address for you -

How do I add my Certificate of Entitlement (V750) to my online account?

If you do not yet have an account, click 'create account' and follow the on-screen instructions. Once you are logged in click 'add registration', complete all fields requested with information that can be found on your Certificate of Entitlement (V750). When adding the certificate to the online account you will be asked to confirm that you are the purchaser of the registration, if you are, tick this box and then click 'add registration to account'. Please note that only valid Certificates of Entitlements (V750) can be added to accounts.

If you purchased a registration via this website it will already be held in the account you created during purchase. If you have forgotten your user id or password please follow the relevant advice in our Q & A section for this scenario click here.

Can I add my Retention Certificate (V778) to my online account?

No, only valid Certificates of Entitlement (V750) can be added to your online account

How do I sell my registration number?

The DVLA only offers previously unissued registration numbers for sale, and doesn't buy back numbers. If you want to sell your number we suggest you approach a private dealer or advertise the number for sale yourself. A selection of dealers can be found here:

The DVLA does not endorse or recommend any particular individual or company, and the DVLA will not accept responsibility for any issues arising from this referral or the content of third party websites.

I have a personalised registration on my vehicle. Can I transfer it to another vehicle?

You can apply to transfer it by completing a 'V317 - Application to transfer or retain a vehicle registration number'. The cost to transfer it is £80.00.

For more information and to download the form, click here:

I have a personalised registration on my vehicle. Can I take it off the vehicle and keep it on a certificate?

You can apply to take a registration off a vehicle using the DVLA online service, this will allow you to transfer it to another vehicle (using our online service or hold it on a Certificate of Retention (V778) until you want to use it again.

The Certificate of Entitlement (V778) will be valid for 10 years. Should the registration not be assigned within that 10 year period the certificate can be extended for a further 10 years at no additional cost.

I have seen registration numbers advertised cheaper by private companies. Do these companies get a discount from the DVLA?

There is no discount for private companies who buy from the DVLA. The price and the purchase process is exactly the same whether you are a private or a business customer.

There are many private companies that buy and sell personalised registrations. The registrations they sell may be from their own stock of numbers that they have purchased from the DVLA, or they may be numbers that have been transferred or retained from their customers' vehicles.

They also advertise registrations that are still available direct from the DVLA.

If you have seen a registration number advertised cheaper than the DVLA, check to make sure there are no extra charges to be added to the final price. Remember, the DVLA's prices include VAT and DVLA fees.

I have bought a personalised registration number from someone else but I can't contact them. Will you give me their details?

If you are the Nominee named on the Certificate of Entitlement (V750) or Retention Document (V778), you can request the Purchaser or Grantee details. There is a fee of £5.00 for this service. You must explain why you are requesting the details and when you purchased the registration number. Please write to

DVLA Personalised Registrations
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How do I contact DVLA Personalised Registrations?

If you have a question about personalised registrations that hasn't been answered here, you can contact us in the following ways

Telephone - 0300 123 0883 Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm

Email us using the webform at -

Write to us at - DVLA Personalised Registrations, Swansea, SA99 1DS

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Current style plates are the registrations currently used for new registrations and are made up of the form; 2 letters, 2 numbers and then 3 letters. Click to find out more

Prefix style plates are the registrations that were used prior to 2001 and consist of; 1 letter, 1-3 numbers and then 3 letters. Click to find out more

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