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What is the process of getting a private plate?

Ordering Your Private Plate: Step-by-Step Guide

  • Registering Your Plate: When you purchase a private registration from us, we register it in your name and initiate the process to obtain the V750 Certificate of Entitlement on your behalf.
  • Ordering Number Plates: If you also order custom number plates along with your private registration, you will need to provide a proof of address. This document can be easily uploaded through our secure online document upload service.
  • Opting for the Done-For-You Transfer Service: For seamless application of your new registration onto your vehicle, consider adding our Done-For-You Transfer Service. This requires a photograph of your current V5C Logbook, which can also be uploaded online.
  • Manufacturing Your Plates: Once we have all the required documents, we'll craft your number plates to your specifications.
  • Completing the Transfer: We handle the complete transfer of your new registration to your vehicle as per your request.
  • Delivery: All items, including your new number plates and any corresponding documents, will be sent to you via your chosen Royal Mail service.

This streamlined process is designed to ensure that your experience is hassle-free from start to finish. If you have any questions or need further assistance, our customer service team is here to help every step of the way.

What documents do I need to provide when I buy a private registration?

It depends on whether you purchase number plates or our Done-For-You Transfer Service, but it couldn't be easier.

If you purchased number plates, we'll need a proof of address document. This would typically be a utility bill, council tax bill, or bank statement, as these can be uploaded online in their PDF original form.

There are plenty of other proof of address documents you can provide, but we may require them in physical original form. Please reach out to our customer services team for any clarifications.

If you purchased our Done-For-You Transfer Service, we'll need a clear photograph of the front cover of your most recent V5C Logbook, which can also be provided online.

How long does it take to get my new private plate?

The DVLA quotes up to 2 weeks for the V750 Certificate of Entitlement to be printed and posted out to us, but they're often much quicker than that, and in lots of instances we have the certificate within 3-4 working days.

We post out your certificate (and any number plates and accessories!) the same day we receive the certificate, using either a next-day or two day delivery service.

Why would I buy the Done-For-You Transfer Service?

Our Done-For-You Transfer Service is designed to simplify and expedite the process of transferring your new private registration to your vehicle. Here's why it's a valuable choice:

  • Expert Handling: We handle thousands of registrations transfers annually and know the DVLA processes inside and out. Our expertise ensures that your transfer is managed correctly and efficiently.
  • Convenience: By choosing our Done-For-You Service, you save time and avoid the hassle of dealing with paperwork and DVLA requirements on your own. We take care of everything from start to finish.
  • Speed: Leveraging our established processes and direct communications with the DVLA, we are often able to complete transfers quicker than if you were to do it on your own. This means you can enjoy your new registration on your vehicle sooner.
  • Peace of Mind: With our professional service, you can be confident that all aspects of the transfer comply with legal requirements. This peace of mind is invaluable, especially for those who are new to buying private registrations or who have busy schedules.
  • Support: Throughout the transfer process, our dedicated team is here to answer any questions and provide updates. You’ll never be left in the dark about the status of your registration.
Why should I buy my number plates for my private registration from Utopia Plates?

Choosing Utopia Plates for your number plates brings several key benefits that enhance your experience and value:

  • Seamless Integration: When you purchase your private registration and number plates from the same provider, the entire process becomes smoother. We can ensure that your plates are perfectly tailored to your new registration, avoiding any discrepancies.
  • High-Quality Materials: We use only the best materials in the market to create your number plates, ensuring they are durable, weather-resistant, and retain their pristine appearance over time.
  • Legal Compliance: All our plates are manufactured to meet or exceed DVLA standards, ensuring that they are fully legal for use on UK roads. You can drive with confidence knowing your plates adhere to all regulations.
  • Customisation Options: Whether you prefer the stylish look of 3D Gel, the boldness of 4D laser-cut letters, or any of our other customisation options, we offer a variety of styles to perfectly match your private registration and personal taste.
  • Expert Support: Our knowledgeable team is available to provide advice and assistance throughout the selection and purchasing process. We help you make the best choices for your vehicle and ensure your satisfaction with every order.
  • Convenient Online Ordering: Our easy-to-use online platform allows you to customise and order your number plates from the comfort of your home. With a few clicks, you can finalise your order and have your new plates delivered directly to your doorstep.
  • Fast Delivery: We understand the excitement of upgrading your vehicle with a new private registration and corresponding number plates. That's why we strive to process and dispatch your order quickly, so you can enjoy your new plates as soon as possible.
Can I buy a private registration as a gift for someone else?

Absolutely! A private registration makes a thoughtful and unique gift for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or just to show appreciation. Here's how you can gift a private registration:

  • Choose the Registration: Browse our extensive selection of private registrations to find the perfect one that matches the personality or interests of your gift recipient.
  • Purchase Options: You can purchase the registration directly and have it assigned to the recipient’s vehicle with our Done-For-You Transfer Service, or hold the reg on the entitlement certificate if you want to give them the freedom to assign the registration at their convenience.
  • Gift Certificate: If you need a gift at short notice, we can provide a beautifully designed gift certificate that informs the recipient about their new private registration. This is a great option if you can't wait for the V750 Certificate to arrive, as we send out the Gift Certificate within 24 hours typically.
  • Legal Considerations: Ensure that the registration you choose does not make the vehicle appear newer than it is. This is a legal requirement to maintain the integrity of the vehicle's age as displayed.
  • Transfer Process: Once the registration is ready to be transferred, we can complete the assignment of the registration to their vehicle if you opted for our Done-For-You Transfer Service, ensuring everything is done legally and correctly.

Buying a new private plate


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Dive into our extensive collection and select the registration that reflects your style. Easy and intuitive search at your fingertips.

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Seamless Transfer

Let us take care of assigning your new registration with our 'Done-For-You' service, ensuring a smooth transition for your vehicle.

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Ready to Showcase

Once the private plate is assigned, put your lovely new number plates on the car and prepare for the compliments!

You can add number plates & fixing kits to your order using our innovative real-time 3D preview number plate builder on the 'your chosen reg' page 

What our customers say about us

Kenny Macleod

If only I could give you six stars!

From start to finish, Utopia made my first experience of buying a private registration plate incredibly easy. Even when I forgot to order the actual plates, a quick call was all it took. I received my plates today with all paperwork handled by Utopia - I'm beyond delighted with the service. If only I could give you six stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Chris Lines

Utopia's 'do-it-for-you' service completely eased my mind

I was a bit apprehensive about buying a private plate online, but Utopia's 'do-it-for-you' service completely eased my mind. Everything was sorted in less than a week—new plates look great on the car. Highly recommend Utopia Plates!

Lee Hardy

Fantastic service at very reasonable prices

I bought a private plate for my daughter's birthday, and the transfer was done as soon as I uploaded my logbook—on her birthday! Fantastic service at very reasonable prices. I’ll be coming back soon for my own plate.

David Bedford

Excellent service all around

The 'Done-For-You' service made buying a private registration for my partner and setting it up on the car incredibly easy. Excellent service all around.

James Thompson

I’ve ordered from Utopia a few times now, and gosh where do I start?!

The quality of these plates are top notch, and there is never any fault. At first, I was a bit hesitant to send off my documents, but there is honestly nothing to worry about at all. The customer service at this place is also very good, which is very reassuring when your plates are being made & shipped.

As soon as Utopia received my documents, they made the plates and they were shipped back to me straight away.. what more could you ask for? They even went out of the way to upgrade my shipping so I received it quicker with it being the Christmas season.

I’ve had cheap 4D plates in the past and it’s never ended well, so spend the extra few quid for the peace of mind that it’s in good hands, and that you’re going to get a super high quality number plate.

Amaar Malik

Thanks Utopia Plates for sourcing our new plate!

We chose Utopia Plates to act as broker for a registration we found from a private seller. After reading about so many scams online for number plate sales we asked Utopia to step in and act as the middle man. The whole process was smooth and we had our new number a few hours later. The registration is perfect for our Car Care business - W444 SSH - Happy Customer!

Jamie Bryce

Just picked up my private plates I customised myself on their website

Top class customer service from start to finish and very good prices. 10/10 would use utopia plates again. Thank you

Andrew Thorne

Fantastic job on my number plates!

Utopia Plates how can I explain what Fantastic job on my number plates! Incredible is all I have to say, thank you very much and I'll be shopping with you in the near future, thank you again for a lovely job that is on my number plates very very chuffed and they look so smart

Thank you to your wonderful team ❤️

Louise Constable

Ordering my plates was very easy

Ordering my plates was very easy. I ordered on line on the Sunday, I sent my documents special delivery on the Monday and received my plates and documents back by Thursday. I was kept in touch by email every step of the way. I would definitely recommend this company 👌

Matthew Hubbard

Great Plates, Great Service

Ordered some 5mm 4D plates for my new private reg using email docs eV948 and bank statement to relive wait on sending documents off. Plates arrived within 2 days and are fantastic. Would deffo use again


Great service and speedy turnaround…

Great service and speedy turnaround from order to delivery. My son and wife love their new plates. Was concerned about sending the docs, but did as suggested on their website and all was fine, returned with the plates. Would recommend and I'd definitely use again.

David Bedford

Really easy process

Buying my partner a private registration and having it all done for you ready to go straight on the car as soon as it arrives made this a really easy process. Great Service!

Thank You :)

Mr Jason Watson-O'Neill

I was dubious about sending my…

I was dubious about sending my documents through to get the plates made however the guys at Utopia Plates reassured me that it was safe and necessary. The plates are of a significantly hi quality and reasonably priced in comparison to other companies.

Plates and Documents dispatched the same day my documents arrived at Utopia Plates and were on my hand 2 days later. Could not recommend Utopia Plates HIGHLY ENOUGH

Lucie Edwards Showjumping

Who says they’re just for cars!

Awesome quality, who say’s they’re just for cars? Lol, Super quick turnaround and product is spot on. Thank you for a great service

A horse box with a 4D 5mm rear number plate

Richard Craig-Langley

Absolutely fantastic

Absolutely fantastic. My plates arrives within 48 hours of sending the paperwork off. I must say they look very smart on my car. I am very pleased with them. Great company to deal with, would definitely recommend and would definitely use them in future.

Graham Stanley

Extremely happy!

Extremely happy! Very professional and would highly recommend. My new 3D gel number plates arrived well packaged and look amazing on my car.

Cheers Utopia Plates!

Close-up of a 3D Gel front number plate

Ashleigh Marie Morgan

Can't thank you enough!

Can't thank you enough for helping me out today after my plates were stolen this morning! I had new plates printed and on my car this afternoon Can't fault the service. Thankyou again

Jonny Setchell

Absolutely fantastic.

Absolutely fantastic. Initially I was a bit dubious once I realised I had to send my documents away but previous reviews and comments put my mind at ease. Highly recommend and definitely will be using again. My order arrived extremely quick and very well packaged, literally can not fault, Thanks once again


Fantastic service provided and a wide range of choices

Fantastic service provided and a wide range of choices, I live close enough as to where I could go down in person to their unit and purchase these in person. Honest and professional service and was all done in a matter of 15 minutes. I asked about other services and they answered the questions I fired at them and gave me quotes on the other services I enquired about. I would highly recommend this business to others and I myself will hopefully be using them in the future also.

The front of an Audi RS3 with our hex number plate style