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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.

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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.

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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.

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Current Style Registrations

Current/New Style Registrations are the most recent types of Number Plates. They were first introduced in 2001.

Why Buy Number Plates from New Reg?

At New Reg, you’ll find all the support and resources required to create your own number plate. We specialise in offering our customers the simplest way to acquire and assign a private registration all in one place. Selling plates since 1991, we’re a DVLA recognised reseller with plenty of experience for you to take advantage of.

With our expert advice and assistance, you can create a private number plate for your own car or as a gift to another. If you buy a private number plate as a present, we even offer a gift-wrapping service.

If you’re looking for assistance to buy number plates, we can help. With helpful suggestions to get you on the right track and handy search tools that allow you to discover millions of available plates issued by the DVLA and those in wider circulation, you won’t struggle to find your perfect reg.

You can choose from all styles of plates used on UK roads, including current, prefix and suffix style plates as well as dateless cherished registrations. We’ll even show you options for Irish plates if they suit the criteria of your search. Our search facilities cannot only filter plates by type but also by budget too, so you can easily stay within your price range.

After you’ve picked your desired plate, you can visit our Number Plate Builder. This allows you to try out a style and see how your registration will look on a car.

When you buy a private plate number with us, we’ll manage the entire process from start to finish. From hunting down your ideal plate to transferring it to a vehicle of your choice or a retention document (in some instances), you can rely on us. We’ll even get your plates made up and deliver them directly to your door.

What do I need to buy a number plate?

To buy a personalised number you won’t need any specific documentation, in fact you don’t even require a valid driver’s licence. You’ll only need car documents such as a V5C logbook when you’re ready to attach the registration to a vehicle. To purchase a plate, all you must have are the necessary funds to buy one and an idea of the kind of plate you’re looking for.

How to keep a number plate when selling a car

If you’ve decided to sell your vehicle but would like to retain the registration number from it, this is perfectly possible. Before entering into the transaction, make an application to the DVLA either online or by post to keep your number plate. For a sum of £80, the DVLA will put it on a V778 retention document for you. You can then attach it to another vehicle when you’re ready.

Can I buy a number plate without a car?

You don’t need to own a car to purchase a private number plate. This is one of the many reasons why number plates can make great gifts as they’re suitable for anyone to buy. Not requiring a car to buy the plate also means that if you’re planning on purchasing a vehicle in the future, you can purchase your personalised number plates in advance and get prepared.

How long does it take to change number plates?

Once a new number plate has been assigned to your car, you will be sent a new logbook in the post. This can take up to six weeks to arrive, but don’t worry - you don’t have to wait to receive this before you start using your new registration. You can do this straight away, as soon as the transfer application has been approved. The simplest way to change number plates is to let the experienced team at New Reg take care of the process for you. We’ll get your new registration assigned and even send your plates directly to your address so you can start using them as soon as possible.

Why Choose New Reg Number Plates?

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New Reg offers trustworthy, speedy and effortless services. If you're looking to find out more about us try our About Us page.

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3 days ago

This is the second time we have had a…
This is the second time we have had a plate from this company and they have been excellent again

1 month ago

This was my second time using them and…
This was my second time using them and as with the first the service was fantastic. From purchase to completion was far quicker than I could have hoped for and I cannot recommend them enough. I’ll definitely be using them again for any future...

1 month ago

It was so easy to follow on the website…
It was so easy to follow on the website and from purchase of the new registration to informing DVLC to receiving the new plates everything was smoothly done by New Reg.

2 weeks ago

I found this process absolutely…
I found this process absolutely painless! I chose my number plate, paid my money and everything was done, really quickly. I would definitely recommend this company 👍🏼

3 days ago

It’s the first private number plate I…
It’s the first private number plate I have purchased through New Reg a really good experience with them they do everything for you I will definitely use them again

2 weeks ago

Great company for New Reg plates!
New Reg were recommended to me as l had no idea where to start. From my initial enquiry with them, through to completion of sale, they were very helpful, efficient and gave great customer service. Would definitely recommend to others!

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