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Documents Required

DVLA Legal Requirements to make your plates


The Number Plate Shop can only provide you with new or replacement number plates for your vehicle if you bring the correct documentation with you. The law states that in order to obtain new registration plates, customers have to provide current proof of identity and proof of entitlement to the registration mark quoted.

      Two original documents are needed to allow us to supply you with a legal number plate. One must be a proof of identify, and the second a proof of entitlement. We will accept the following documents:


Proof of Identity:

Proof of Identity - A driving licence

A UK Passport

A Bank/Building Society statement

A current utility, telephone or Council Tax bill

A passport

A National ID card issued by the Government of a state of territory other than the UK

A debit or credit card issued by a bank or building society

A police warrant card

An armed forces identity card


Proof of Entitlement:

A Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C) (Please be aware only the new red V5C Certificates are accepted and not the old blue Certificates)

The tear- off slip (V5C/2) from (V5C section 10)

A Certificate of entitlement to a mark (V750)

A Cherished Transfer Retention Certificate (V778)

A Vehicle Licence Renewal (V11)

A Temporary Registration Certificate (V379)

An Authorisation Certificate (V948) from DVLA Local Office with official DVLA stamp

A letter of authorisation from Fleet Operators (including a lease/hire company). The letter must quote the document reference number from the V5C


A record of the insurer's name, reference and policy number (for repairs approved by an insurance company).

You must be able to confirm your identity, address and proof of vehicle entitlement.

In certain cases, you may need to provide a third piece of documentation if the two documents brought into store do not contain your address. For example, if you chose a debit card and V948, neither document shows your address. Therefore a further piece of documentation must be provided.


Please note: These are legal guidelines imposed by the DVLA . The Number Plate Shop cannot provide you with a new or replacement registration plate without the above documentation.

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