FAQ's

Are you registered with the DVLA to supply replacement number plates?

Yes. AM Plates is a registered number plate supplier and adhere to all DVLA rules and guidelines for selling number plates. You can search the DVLA database by clicking on the following link and entering our business postcode, which is CF83 3BA.

https://www.gov.uk/number-plate-supplier

Can I alter the spacing on my number plate?

No. Incorrectly spaced number plates are illegal and can result in a fine of up to £1000, along with an MOT failure. As a DVLA registered number plate supplier, AM Plates only print number plates with the correct, legal spacing.

Will I need to post my documents?

Yes. As a DVLA registered number plate supplier, we have to request documents that prove your identity and that you can use the registration. We understand this can be a slight inconvenience, but do our best to make this as simple as possible. Be aware of other suppliers that do not request these documents, as it may suggest the replacement number plates they are supplying are not road legal.

We require just one from each of the following two headings:

To confirm your identity

  • Driving licence.

  • Utility, Council Tax, or rates bill from the last 6 months.

  • Bank or building society statement from the last 6 months.

  • National identity card.

 

To confirm you can use the registration

  • Vehicle registration certificate (V5C)

  • The new keeper supplement (V5C/2)

  • A certificate of entitlement (V750)

  • A retention document (V778)

  • Reminder to get vehicle tax or make a sorn (V11)

  • A temporary registration certificate (V379)

  • A number plate authorisation certificate (V948/EV948) with an official DVLA/DVSA stamp.

  • A letter of authorisation from a lease or hire company, including a fleet operator. The letter must quote the document reference number from the V5C.

  • Record of the insurer’s name reference and policy numbers (for repairs approved by an insurance company).

 

How do I send my documents?

It is recommended to send your documents by Royal Mail Special delivery to:

AM Plates

44 Sir Stafford Close

Caerphilly

CF83 3BA