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Number plates are made by number plate suppliers who must be registered on the DVLA Register of Number Plate Suppliers (RNPS). You can find your nearest supplier on Replace My Plates. You must provide proof of vehicle ownership and your identity before the number plates will be made. This information is recorded by the supplier and audited by the DVLA to ensure that only legal plates are manufactured.
All forms of ID must be original versions not photocopies. You will need to provide one of the following to prove your name and address:
The following can only be produced to prove your name:
You will need to show one of the following:
Legitimate registered number plate suppliers will manufacture your plates with the correct font, spacing and colours. In addition many suppliers offer a range of extras for your number plate such as flags and borders. You should also check the size of plate for your vehicle. Some vehicles require particular shaped plates such as motorcycles, 4x4's and some Range Rovers and Jaguars.
WARNING 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 and so they provide a loophole for potential criminals to have illegal sets of number plates made.
if you use an unregistered supplier you may find that the plates do not conform to regulations (font, spacing, etc) and you may be stopped by the police and face a penalty.
Last updated: Tuesday 14th August 2018
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