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The great thing about Northern Irish Number Plates is that they can be transferred to vehicles of any age. Similarly to our dateless plate style, this versatile registration format is the perfect gift for yourself or a special someone. A popular for our customers purchasing number plates is because they would like to hide the true age of the car or motorcycle. This is possibly the most pocket friendly way to literally make a car timeless. An example of this would be a vehicle registered midway through 2008. This vehicle would originally display a ‘58’ reg, though if it were to have ‘JRS 454’ it’s true age would be hidden from plain sight.

The cost effective nature of Irish number plates means that is a popular choice among vehicle owners both new and old. This format has been designated for registrations originally dealt out in Northern Ireland, and not the Republic of Ireland, where the entire industry is run independently.

Although the DVLNI or DVLA Northern Ireland aid the governance of the countries registration plate dealings, the exact same rules apply, and registered number plates suppliers in England are legally allowed to distribute plates into Northern Ireland.

Similarly to the registration that were sold in the ‘Dateless Number Plates’ period in England, Irish Number Plates have a prefix of 1, 2 or 3 letters that display an area code. This area code is the area in which the plate was originally registered to. These letters are followed by 1, 2, 3 or 4 random numbers. Over time, an extra number was added to enable the DVLNI to increase the number of combinations they were able to register.

What is different about Northern Ireland Number Plates

The format differs again from any other kind of GB registration formats are ‘I’s can be displayed in the opening characters. In any other formats, the ‘I’ character is always considered to be a ‘1’ rather than a capital ‘i’, this means that plates like ‘IG68 FMP’ do not exist. This allows the Irish number plate format to be more flexible and allows our shopper to create a more accurate a bespoke plate to match something like a name. In the Republic of Ireland the laws are completely different, and our of UK jurisdiction, you can read more about those here.

Frequently Asked Questions About Northern Irish Plates

What is the NI Number Format? 

NI number plates display up to 3 letters at the beginning. This is to denote the area in which the registration was originally assigned to. As time went on, registrations were given a number that followed these letters. From a single digit, right up to figures that are a combination of 4 numbers like ‘4459’. This, and the addition of ‘I’s being displayed as the letter ‘i’ as well as ‘1’s make this style registration very unique.

Can I Put This On A Plate In The UK?

Although we refer to them as Irish registrations, they can be assigned to any vehicle in the UK with ease and the help of ourselves to make the whole process that little bit easier. The appeal of having a number plate like this is actually greater than any other format due to the unique nature and low number of plates that are seen on a day to day basis.

How Do I Transfer Northern Irish Number Plates?

We are able to help our customers with the transfer of their private Irish registrations. The process is extremely simple and can be requested during the order process. Once you have purchased the registration from us, all we need is your current V5C (logbook) for the vehicle that you wish to transfer to, and we can handle the rest. Within the following 10 days, the new registration will be assigned to the desired vehicle.

Purchasing an Irish Registration

We currently have 1000’s of cheap Irish number plates for sale and purchasing couldn’t be simpler. All that is required is your willingness to buy. Once you have an idea in mind, perhaps a name or an important date, search for it above. Our database will provide all of the possible options that could be considered to be the perfect registration. Once a decision has been made, the order process is exactly the same as it would be for purchasing any other product and couldn’t be simple.

Once the Northern Irish registration has been assigned to you, we are able to offer an additional bespoke plate service using our vast array of replacement number plates options. This means the registration plates themselves can be further customised to ensure all of our buyers retain something that is completely bespoke to them. We even give tips on how to fit them correctly!