Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long will it take?
A. A standard prefix or new style transfer usually takes 3-6 working days. A premium registration from stock usually takes 2-3 weeks. Registrations sold on behalf of private clients, currently on a vehicle can take up to eight weeks. (This however is very unusual)
Q. How do I transfer the registration?
A. We offer a full transfer service free of charge completing the Registration Transfer of the Registration Number. However, if you wish to perform the transfer yourself you can submit the application to DVLA @ DVLA Personalised Registrations, Swansea, SA99 1DS or in some cases it can be completed online
Q. Do I need to put the registration on a vehicle?
A. No, The registration number can be retained for up to 10 years with no annual renewal fee
Q. Do I need to inform my insurance company?
A. Yes, you must inform the insurance company of the new registration number so they can provide you with updated documents.
Q. Can I put any registration on my vehicle?
A. No, you cannot use a registration which would make your vehicle appear younger than it actually is. Details of letters and years
Q. When can I put the new number plate on my car?
A. Once the transfer has been completed you will be notified by DVLA Swansea
Q. Can I transfer my registration number from my vehicle?
A. You cannot transfer a registration number starting with Q or NIQ for Northern Ireland registered vehicles.
To transfer your registration number, your vehicle must be registered at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and available for inspection and of a type that needs an MOT or heavy goods vehicle (HGV) test certificate and currently taxed.
However, if the vehicle that currently has the registration number is not taxed, you can still apply to transfer provided, there is no break between the date the tax disc runs out and the start of the SORN and the tax disc ran out no more than 12 months before the date you apply.