Required Documents for Road Legal Number Plates

The DVLA regulations state that we must see ORIGINAL Proof of Identity AND Proof of Entitlement for all road legal number plates. A full list of acceptable documents is shown below.  We strongly urge you to use an insured postal option when sending these to us.  We will then return these documents with your order.  We are unable to manufacture or despatch your plates until these documents have been received and the details contained therein logged on our data base.

Proof of Identity (one from the following)

  • Driving Licence (preferred) - any Country
  • Bank/Building Society Statement
  • Electricity, Gas, Water Bill or Landline telephone, Council Tax bill
  • Passport - any Country
  • Credit/Debit card issued by a Bank or Building Society only
  • Police Warrant Card
  • Armed Forces Identity Card
  • National Identity Card


Proof of Entitlement (one from the following)
  • Registration Document (V5C) preferred
  • Tear off slip from V5C (V5C/2)
  • Authorisation Certificate (V948) PLEASE NOTE :   This Certificate is valid for six weeks from the date of issue.  It is a temporary authorisation to purchase number plates. It enables the keeper to buy plates and use the vehicle in advance of receipt of the V5C/V5C(NI) which might take a couple of weeks to arrive.  Please therefore ensure your Certificate is valid before forwarding to us.
  • Certificate of Entitlement to a Mark (V750)
  • Cherished Transfer Retention Document (V778)
  • Vehicle Licence Renewal (V11)
  • Temporary registration Certificate (V379)
  • Authorisation slip from DVLA Local Office with official DVLA stamp
  • Copy of the schedule of vehicles supplied by a hirer/leasing company under the hire contract agreement together with a letter of authority on company headed notepaper. This letter must quote the V5C document reference number.