bought personalised number plate...what now?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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ianbar0ianbar0 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
i have bought a personalised number plate off dvl a website for my o/h. do i now simply go and get the plate made and then let them know when i want to actually change it over? thank you
£18 for my old mobile.
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  • littleredhenlittleredhen Forumite
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    The mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open.:o

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  • w211w211 Forumite
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    Not quite sure what happens immediately after you buy (I last bought one online almost 9 years ago and can't remember), but to legally buy a number plate (from Halfords/motor accessory shop etc) you would need some sort of proof of ownership that the plate is yours such as V5 (your new one should come through in a few weeks), to get one made up, then you'd need to get a new VED disc with the new plate on it (I got mine from the local DVLA office).

    Also don't forget to inform your insurance company.
  • ianbar0ianbar0 Forumite
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    thank you, that all makes sense to me. don't need it for a few weeks so I'm ok to wait.
    £18 for my old mobile.
    new proper meal planning to cut spending.
    £26 in coppers taken to bank.
    £30 under grocery budget last 2 weeks.
    £22.98 cashback quidco
    £34.02 music magpie
  • hartcjharthartcjhart Forumite
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    here you go

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/PersonalisedRegAndNumberPlates/DG_4022576

    although going to the local office will be quicker
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  • poppasmurf_bewdleypoppasmurf_bewdley Forumite
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    The DVLA will send you all the documentation in the post which you need to get the plates made up. You'll need to take the V5, MOT and Tax Disc of the car you want to put the plate onto to the nearest DVLA office to get everything transferred (or do it by post, which takes longer).
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  • pinkteapotpinkteapot Forumite
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    You need to buy him an Audi to put it on.
  • The DVLA will send you all the documentation in the post which you need to get the plates made up. You'll need to take the V5, MOT and Tax Disc of the car you want to put the plate onto to the nearest DVLA office to get everything transferred (or do it by post, which takes longer).

    You don't have to present the actual tax disc, just notify DVLA of the expiry date and the serial numbers from the top arch. DVLA will issue a replacement tax disc with the same expiry date. Always make sure you have a valid tax disc as the offence is 'failure to display' rather than 'failure to purchase'.
  • harveybobblesharveybobbles Forumite
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    ianbar0 wrote: »
    i have bought a personalised number plate off dvl a website for my o/h. do i now simply go and get the plate made and then let them know when i want to actually change it over? thank you

    a) Get ready for all the abuse you'll get on here.
    b) Get used to being told how much of a waste of money they are.
    c) Get used to paying lots and lots of fees for eery piece of paper from the DVLA/Your Ins company.
    d) Learn never to bu ya personalised plate again. Ever.
  • pinkteapotpinkteapot Forumite
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    Some personalised plates are fun. There's a painter/decorator near me who has GLO55Y on this van. :D
  • edited 29 April 2012 at 1:53PM
    harveybobblesharveybobbles Forumite
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    edited 29 April 2012 at 1:53PM
    I did see a van last week with BT04STY on, but it was spaced to read B T04STY
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