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What are Irish Number Plates?
The term "Irish Number Plates" is a bit misleading.
To be absolutely accurate, the type of registration marks which can take part in the cherished transfer scheme are from Northern Ireland. Plates on vehicles registered in Southern Ireland are not eligible. However, for the purposes of this article, we will refer to NI plates as Irish personalised number plates.
Northern Ireland has its own system of registering vehicles with Irish number plates through Coleraine. There are fewer local offices than on the mainland namely: Armagh, Omagh, Enniskillen, Belfast, Londonderry, Downpatrick, Ballymena and Coleraine. There is a system of age-identifiers but, as it is not widely recognisable, it has led to NI plates being used as convenient "cover" plates. In other words, Irish Number Plates can be used to disguise the year of your vehicle. Well would you know how old a car was if it was registered with KEZ 9620 or LJZ 1553? Also, since it is too complicated to enforce, Irish number plates are treated as "dateless" i.e. they can be transferred to any DVLA registered vehicle which qualifies to take part under the regulations.
There is also an area-identifier, for example, Enniskillen originally alloctaed "IL" marks. These were followed by AIL, BIL, CIL, DIL, EIL, etc. The Irish number plates system allows for 1, 2, 3 or 4 numbers - for example TIL 4178 or VIL 8263. This leads to the easy formation of names or words such as ANZ 5429, DAZ 3917, BIG 9905, EDZ 4561, DIG 8672, MIL 7931, RIA 4095 and so on. This range is also very reasonably priced, also Cheap Number Plates may also be useful to you.
A cheap Irish number plate can make a less costly alternative to the more expensive dateless number plates.
How do I transfer Irish Number Plates?
All the above examples would be on NI registered vehicles and involve a vehicle to vehicle transfer through Coleraine and Newcastle LO We at National Numbers were amongst the first to develop the market in Irish number plates and have our own collection of vehicles administered by our NI representative. We also organise the sale of Irish number plates owned by members of the public. The retention scheme does not extend to NI registered vehicles at present unfortunately.
However, DVLNI (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland) hold their own auctions, having with-held certain attractive Irish number plates from general allocation. These auction plates tend to be shorter, for example: ACZ 20, BEZ 80, EAZ 944, JIL 24 etc. Such marks are obviously more expensive then the examples quoted earlier and are issued on certificates of entitlement. The snag is that such Irish number plates have to be registered on a NI registered vehicle first before being transferred onto a DVLA vehicle. Do not despair - sounds complicated - but remember our collection of vehicles in NI mentioned earlier? Well, we simply call in your vehicle documents and do the whole transaction as a line of dominoes. All you have to do is wait for your new DVLA tax disc to drop through your letter box. Now that all registration documents are uniform (previously, Northern Ireland documents looked very different) perhaps this slightly combersome arrangement will be simplified. Of course, if you are a Northern Ireland resident, then we can assign an irish number plate held on certificate straight onto your vehicle.
As mentioned previously, have have dealt in NI marks for a long time - our chap, John, over in Stewartstown is a very valued member of the team. In fact, we find the NI people in general among the most pleasant and helpful of our contracts. Sometimes we have to ask them to slow down when we speak to them on the phone, but they are invariably a pleasure to deal with.
The equivalent of DVLA is centred at Coleraine, being known as DVLNI (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland) and is administered by the DOE (Dept. of Environment).
If you are interested in acquiring Irish number plates, you now have an idea of what you are looking for - always an "I" or a "Z" somewhere in the letters combined with 1, 2, 3 or 4 numbers. Since we were pioneers in the market, you can rely on us to handle the transfer efficiently - we have years of experience. Also, remember, we are registered with BSI quality mark for our management system.
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