Everyone likes to show off their fancy number plates, but the biggest problem in this type of fancy number plates is that most of them are not legal in the US. These decorative personalized number plates are not limited to some glossy boards or a background graphic. The main question arises on how to get a fancy registration plate which is legal; the answer lies in the numbers itself. The numbers on the plate can be arranged in such a way that it resembles a word. For example, a plate can be read as “B0B 805S” or “CAB 805S” with the first one read as BOB BOSS, and the second one reads as CAB BOSS, the best part of these registration plates is that it is legal and read the as cool message.
Different types of registration plates:
There are many types of registration plates issued by the DVLA; some of them are listed below:
Suffix Style Car registrations are number plates issued by the DVLA from 1st February 1963 to 31st July 1983. The specialty in these plates is that each of them ends with a single letter that denotes the year of issue, like the letter ‘A’ signifies registrations number issued during 1963 while the letter ‘B’ will be for the registration numbers issued during 1964 and likewise. It means there is an opportunity to make some registration numbers, which will have some message in it; like for a particular year, there will be letter ‘K’ or ’R,’ and some number plates with the messages could be ‘TAN 1K’ or ‘NEW 574R’. These types of personalized registration number plates can only be issued to those vehicles registered from February 1963 onwards.
Prefix Style Car Registration numbers are plates issued from 1st August 1983 to 31st August 2001. In these types of registration numbers, the letter denoting the year of issue was shifted from the end of the board to the beginning. Some examples of the refix style car registration numbers can be ‘S1 H0E’ or ’N25 TAR’.
Current Style Number Plates are the number plates which starts with two letters at the front – the area identifier – followed by two numbers which denote the year of registration, these numbers are updated every six months which begin with 51. Some of the fancy registration numbers can be as follows ‘SM17 HYJ’ or ‘MS18 SON’.
These types of private number plates can only be issued to the vehicles registered from September 2001 onwards.
Dateless or ‘Antique’ and Northen Irish Number Plates: Ths type of number plates are actually the cherished number plates as they don’t contain any prefix or suffix letters, which signify the year of issue. Examples of such number plates are as follows ‘TIL 7’ or ’RAZ 59’ that are unique because of the order of the numbers and letters mostly they have two or three letters followed by one to four numbers. These registrations can be transferred to any year of the vehicle as they don’t contain any dating letter.
How to know which one is the right one?
Whenever one is buying a vehicle registration number, then they should always check for various private number plate dealers he can find to get the best-cherished number plate suited for him. Even if the buyer is confused, then an experienced dealer could help him with his knowledge on what type of private number plate will be best for his range.
Most of the motorists have personalized or cherished number plates for their vehicles. Still, some of them only have the boards without having them on the cars, known as keeping them on retention. DVLA changes could affect the motorcyclists in an adverse manner as they would no more be able to do retentions of such boards. Presently, if a particular certificate is out of date, then one can buy back the right to use it from the DVLA as long they have obtained the relevant V750 or V778 certificate before 9th March 2015, and it expired on or after 1st May 2011. You will need to fill out the form on your documentation and send it to the DVLA along with the fee owed.
If one does not have the required documents, then they have to reach out to the DVLA with the reason for not having the required documents, along with appropriate fees.