In order for you to get a personalised number plate, you need to have the ownership of a car. After that, everything is pretty smooth. You contact a particular service provider or even the DVLA about purchasing a personalised number plate, they put out the different choices that you have in front of you as according to the initials and the number combination you require. After you have arrived at the conclusion that the personalised number plate you are seeking is readily available, you need to make the payment to the required service provider.
After about seven days, you would be able to get the personalised number plate under your ownership. This is because the DVLA has to be first informed about the ownership change, and pertinent details need to be provided to them before the legal features of this transfer is completed. As soon as on the documents have been received by the DVLA, they would start the transfer process, which usually takes up to 7 working days. After that is over, you would be licensed in order to fix the personalised number plate to your vehicle and drive around freely without any problems.
In case you would want to keep the registration detail on retention, you are unable to do so by simply getting retention certificate from the DVLA which has a retention period of up to 10 years without any kind of extra cost added to it. All of the registration mark that need to be chosen on the retention should definitely be done within the seven working days given to you for the personalised number plate transfer.
Above all, you also have the facility of assigning any kind of private registration mark the vehicle of your choice. However you have to make sure that it does not make the vehicle look new as against the year of manufacture. This is because it can put forward falsified information in the minds of people looking to purchase your car, and that particular private registration mark can actually throw them off balance, thereby leading to falsification of information.