IRISH CAR NUMBER PLATES
you searching for Irish car numberplates?
Northern Irish Car number plates which may be transferred
onto vehicles in England, Wales and Scotland, offer some great value
options for hiding the age of your vehicles. These registrations have
different letter combinations (always including an I or a Z) and numbering
sequences (from number 1 all the way up to number 9999) from those
used on plates issued to vehicles in the rest of the UK. Because Irish
Plates are dateless registrations they can be assigned to vehicles
of any age (unlike current-style, prefix numberplates or suffix plates).
They have no year indicator whatsoever, neither numbers nor letters
that show any age, and cannot therefore be mistaken for those plates
which do. They provide the most cost –effective solution to
customers wishing to hide the age of their car with cover plates.
Many of our customers are surprised that these Northern Irish car
plates can be transferred to UK mainland vehicles whereas those from
Eire (or Southern Ireland) cannot. This is because Northern Ireland
forms part of the United Kingdom and Southern Ireland is a separate
European country with its own separate vehicle licensing system.
Due to the fact that the UK DVLA Swansea offices and the offices
of the DVLNI in Coleraine, Northern Ireland were developed under separate
parliaments their vehicle registrations systems have always been separate
(although similar).Plans are now well underway to integrate the two
together which should not only save money for the Government but hopefully
also lead to a simpler number plates transfer process between the
two offices. Presently the transfer process is quite complex, often
giving rise to the payment of a separate £80 transfer fee to
each office and thus substantially increasing the cost of owning an
Irish Car Plate.
Transfer times are also more than double those which are normally
the case from vehicle to vehicle on the UK mainland. We are very experienced
in these procedures so you can confidently let us take the strain
out of this difficult process for you.
Aside from these minor disadvantages we have many clients buying
Northern Irish plates every week. They don’t suit everybody
so you might like to use the UK mainland plate search facilities on
the left of this page. In truth we have something for everybody so
we hope you enjoy using our website to help you decide if Irish Car
Number Plates are for you