My car already has a private number plate on it. What happens to that?
There may already be a private number plate on the vehicle, and you want to put a different one on it. You can either transfer the current private number plate to another vehicle, or apply to have it on a Retention Document (V778). This must be done at the same time – you cannot do it later. If you don’t apply to transfer the registration number at the same time, it will be lost.
What does it mean if my V5C Registration Document has "non transferable" next to the car registration number? Can I still put a private number plate on my car?
I’m buying a brand new car.
Do I have to pay the New Registration Fee as well as the £80 DVLA number plate transfer fee? Am I paying for the same thing twice?
Can I transfer a private number plate to my car if tax has expired?
No. A car must be taxed to transfer a private number plate to it.