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Personalised number plates
You can add personalised number plates to your car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle).
It’s your responsibility to make sure you follow the DVLA’s instructions, and that your plate is not offensive to others.
Adding personalised plates at the start of your lease
Some dealers can assign personalised number plates for you before you collect your new car or get your new WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle. You'll need to arrange this with them before your vehicle is registered.
They'll need the Certificate of Entitlement (V750) if the plates have not been used yet, or Retention Certificate (V778) if they've been registered on another vehicle. You get both of these from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
If the dealer cannot add personalised plates, or have already registered your car or WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle, please accept your new vehicle with standard plates, then follow our instructions below.
Adding plates during your lease
If you've already collected your car or got your WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle and you want to add personalised number plates, you’ll need to ask us for your V5C in your online account. Once we’ve emailed it to you, follow the DVLA’s online instructions(opens in a new window) to assign your plates to your new vehicle.
Depending whether or not the plates have been registered on another car or WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle before, you'll need your Certificate of Entitlement (V750) or Retention Certificate (V778) to hand.
Contact us if you're having trouble with the online instructions. We'll be happy to help.
Removing plates at the end of your lease
We'll send you a letter about four weeks before the end of your lease with more information about removing your personalised number plates.
If you want to keep them to use in the future, you'll need to keep them registered with the DVLA.
You can complete the first half of what you need to do on the DVLA website(opens in a new window). You'll need:
- The plate number you want to keep
- Your postcode (where the car or WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle is registered)
- The document number from the V5C registration certificate. We'll send this to you about four weeks before the end of your lease. If you do not receive this or you lose it, you can ask us for a copy in your online account
If you want to assign your plates to your next Scheme car or WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle, ask your dealer if they can do this for you. Try to speak to them as soon as possible.
If you do not want to keep your personalised plates, contact our customer services team on 0300 456 4566 or speak to us using live chat as soon as possible to let us know you're happy to let go of your rights to the plates.
If you choose this, we'll sell the car or WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle at the end of your lease with your personalised number plates on it. This means you’ll lose the right to display this number plate on a car or WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle in the future.