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Having Acrylic Number Plates Made

In a strong move to try to minimise car theft, all number plate suppliers have to be registered with DVLA Register of Number Plate Suppliers (RNPS).

If you are looking to have acrylic number plates made then the supplier will require proof that the registration mark belongs to you. They will also need your personal identification.

Documents to Confirm Your Identity

Remember that all forms of ID must be original versions not photocopies. You must provide one of the following:

  • Driving licence (with or without a photo)
  • Utility bill; landline telephone bill, council tax or NI rates bill (all issued within last six months)
  • Bank or building society statement (within the last six months)
  • Passport
  • National ID Card (issued by a government other than the UK)
  • Debit/credit card issued by a bank or building society
  • Police warrant card
  • Armed forces identity card

Documents to Confirm Entitlement to the Registration Mark

You will need one of the following:

  • Vehicle registration certificate (V5C or V5C NI)
  • New keeper supplement (green slip or V5C/2 or V5C/2 NI)
  • Entitlement certificate (V750 or V750 NI)
  • Retention document (V778)
  • Renewal reminder for a tax disc or SORN (V11)
  • Temporary registration certificate (V379 or V379 NI)
  • A V948 authorisation certificate stamped by DVLA, DVA (in Northern Ireland) or VOSA
  • Authorisation letter from a fleet operator, lease or hire company quoting the document reference number from the V5C

Important Notes

There are "rogue" number plate suppliers advertising on the internet. These are unregistered suppliers who do not apply any of the identification or entitlement checks. Hopefully, DVLA will move to have such websites taken down since they provide a loophole for potential criminals to have sets of number plates made.

Also, the plates may not conform to all the above regulations (font, spacing, etc) so you may be stopped by the police.

Last updated: Thursday 18th August 2016

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