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Simply enter how many digits, letters or numbers, that you would like on your private registration to see a list that meets your needs.
This method of searching is great for potential Investors looking for a cherished dateless plate at low-cost.
Prefix Number Plates
Prefix number plates are one of the most recognisable and impacting styles of vehicle registrations. Introduced in '83, prefix number plates start with a letter representing the year of the registration.
Suffix Registration Plates
Suffix style registration plates, introduced in 1963, contain 3 letters, 2/3 numbers and a last letter to indicate the year the vehicle was registered, starting from "A" being 1963, "B" being 1964, and so on.
If you'd like a suffix registration, simply use our suffix plate builder for instant results that come with an unbeatable price tag.
Current Style Registrations
Current/New Style Registrations are the most recent types of Number Plates. They were first introduced in 2001.
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How many types of car registrations are there?
There are many terms used to describe our product; registration numbers, personalised plates, DVLA number plates and private number plates are a few.
Current style number plates consist of two letters, a two-figure age identifier and finally three letters. Good examples of quality registrations are DE51 RES, PR05 PER and HU55 LED plus many more of course!
Prefix personalised number plates contain the year identifier at the beginning of the registration. A quality selection of cherished prefix registrations includes R4 NDY, S73 VEN and R4 CHS - great registrations, we think you'll agree!
Suffix DVLA Number plates contain the year identifier at the end of the registration. These number plates were issued to vehicles manufactured between 1963 and 1982. Good examples of these types of registrations are EXC 173D, BLO 550M and JEN 11E.
Dateless car registrations do not contain a year identifier and can consist of a number combination followed by a letter combination and vice versa. Some of these registrations such as JON 321 and Y 1 are seen as the crème de la crème within the number plate industry.
More detailed information can be found on our registration types page.
Got a question you need answering about number plates?
Need some assistance with your personalised plate? Or need help with the transfer of your registration? Check out our comprehensive FAQ section.
General Questions about Car Registrations
A summary of other general questions and answers.
Purchasing Private Number Plates
A comprehensive set of answers to common questions asked when buying a registration mark from New Reg
Selling Personalised Number Plates
A comprehensive set of answers to common questions asked when New Reg sell a registration mark on your behalf.
New Format DVLA Registrations
A summary of questions and answers relating to the new registration format.
Our guide to acrylic number plates.
Regulations governing the supply of number plates state that registered DVLA suppliers must carry out identity and entitlement checks and maintain records of the transaction
We have an extensive range of number plates available for cars with national flag options of England, Scotland, Wales, Union Jack and Euro. These are displayed on the left hand side of the number plate.
New Reg do not manufacture illegally spaced acrylic plates. The law states that you must not alter, rearrange or misrepresent the letters or numbers. Offenses may result in a fine of up to £1,000! All materials used in our acrylic number plates are BSAU145d approved and all of our design options comply with the Display of Registration Marks Regulations.
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