Number plate transfer to Northern Ireland - how does it work?

Transfer a DVLA private number plate to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland private number plates transfer how it works

How does transfer a number plate to Northern Ireland work?

A private number plate currently held on a DVLA V750 Certificate or a DVLA V778 Retention Document can be transferred direct to a vehicle registered in Northern Ireland.

This is how it works:

Northern Ireland number plate transfer V750 V778Number plate transfer to your car in Northern Ireland

If the private number plate is held on a DVLA V750 Certificate of Entitlement or a V778 Retention Document, it can be transferred direct to a car registered in Northern Ireland. Two transfers are no longer needed.

If the registration number you want to transfer is currently on a vehicle on mainland UK, you can also transfer it direct to your vehicle. Even if your vehicle is registered to an address in Northern Ireland.

Until recently, transfers from a mainland UK Certificate V778 or V750 needed a double transfer. But this is no longer needed, since the DVA (Coleraine) was merged with the DVLA (Swansea). All transfers are now processed by DVLA Swansea.


Need to transfer a Northern Ireland number plate to mainland GB?

If you have an Irish number plate that's on a white Certificate of Entitlement (V750-NI), these can be transferred to any vehicle in mainland UK. There are no restrictions, even on age. These days there aren't too many registration numbers still held on a white V750(NI). If you have one, the Certificate is likely to have expired. If you need help with an expired Certificate, contact us to see if we can help.

Got more questions? You may find these answers useful:

How do I transfer a private number plate to my car from a Certificate of Entitlement?

Can I transfer a private number plate to a Q registered vehicle?

What happens to my documents when I put a private number plate on my car?


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