Move it or lose it!

Posted on 18 March 2016 by CarTakeBack

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To some, a car's registration number is just a means of identification, but it can mean a lot more to others.
A personalised number plate showing your name or initials can be a highly cherished accessory. If you've been lucky enough to find the perfect plate you'll want to hold on to it, but be careful not to get caught out!

Alan Sugar never forgets to transfer his number plate!

You'd be forgiven for thinking that once you've invested in your plate, it would be yours for life. However, as it's registered to your car, and not to you, if you don't tell DVLA that you want to keep hold of your cherished plate, then it will be sold along with your car.

To tell DVLA, you have a choice of either filling in a paper form or you can do it all online. Here's our simple guide on getting it right.

Doing it online

How to transfer or retain your plates online

Sending off the paperwork

How to transfer or retain your plates using the paper form

As long as you follow these steps and tell DVLA before you sell your old car, your private plate will be safe.

We recently took a look at some of the most expensive personalised reg plates in the world, you wouldn't want to forget to transfer these!

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