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Document Reference Check

We need to check your documents!

As a DVLA registered number plate suppler, it is our responsibility to check your legal entitlement to the registration you are asking us to manufacture. These checks help reduce car cloning and related crimes.

For more detailed information from the British Government, please see the INF136 and INF195/2.

This page allows you to securely provide 2 document reference numbers that prove your name & address, as well as your entitlement to the registration you’re asking us to manufacture.

These reference numbers must be traceable to you (the consumer) and can be obtained from us by the police, the DVLA or the DVSA without notice at any time for any reason. We are required by law to collect this information from you.

You can use the following to confirm your name and address:

  1. driving licence, with or without a photo (doesn’t have to be issued in the UK)
  2. utility bill, Council Tax or rates bill in Northern Ireland (from the last 6 months)
  3. bank or building society statement (from the last 6 months)
  4. national identity card (issued by the government of a state or territory other than the United Kingdom)

You can use the following to confirm your entitlement to the registration:

  1. vehicle registration certificate (V5C)
  2. new keeper slip (green slip)
  3. a certificate of entitlement (V750) to the number
  4. a retention document (V778)
  5. a renewal reminder for vehicle tax or SORN (V11)
  6. a temporary registration certificate (V379)
  7. a number plate authorisation certificate (V948) with an official stamp from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
  8. an electronic number plate authorisation certificate (eV948) or an electronic trailer number plate authorisation certificate (eV948/2)
  9. UK trailer registration certificate (VTRC)

Document reference numbers: You can submit your document reference numbers after finding your order by entering your order number and email address.

Document file upload: You can submit your documents directly by uploading the files to the form below.

Email: You can email docs@aplates.co.uk with clear images of your documents attached.

In the subject line, please ensure you include your order number and full name, e.g. 201459 Joe Bloggs.

Postal: We accept documents in the post. Please send your original documents to the following address:

Aplates, Unit 2A Brook Lane Industrial Estate, Westbury, BA13 4EP.

Driving License

 

V5C

 

V750

 

V778

If you have just bought a new registration from a personalised number plate supplier and you are yet to receive the official documentation, we can accept an invoice of your purchase to confirm your entitlement to the registration.

However, we will still need the official documentation from you once you receive it.

The law permits the purchase of number plates as a gift, so the names do not need to match on both documents.

You can use your own ID, and the entitlement certificate belonging to a family member or friend to purchase number plates from us.

For more information, please email help@aplates.co.uk.

SHORTLY AFTER YOU PLACE AN ORDER, YOU WILL RECEIVE THIS INFORMATION IN AN EMAIL.

 

Why do we do these checks?

As a DVLA registered number plate suppler, it is our responsibility to check your legal entitlement to the registration you have asked us to manufacture.

You need to provide two documents; one that proves your name and address, and another which demonstrates your entitlement to the registration.

 

Do I need to submit documents if I have ordered Show Plates?

No, you don’t need to send documents if you have ordered Show Plates.

If you have ordered Show Plates, please ignore this email; it is automatically sent to every customer.

 

Which documents do I need?

You can use the following to confirm your name and address:
1. Driving licence, with or without a photo (doesn’t have to be issued in the UK)
2. Utility bill, Council Tax or rates bill in Northern Ireland (from the last 6 months)
3. Bank or building society statement (from the last 6 months)
4. National identity card (issued by the government of a state or territory other than the United Kingdom)

You can use the following to confirm your entitlement to the registration:
1. Vehicle registration certificate (V5C)
2. New keeper slip (green slip)
3. Certificate of entitlement (V750) to the number
4. Retention document (V778)
5. Renewal reminder for vehicle tax or SORN (V11)
6. Temporary registration certificate (V379)
7. Number plate authorisation certificate (V948) with an official stamp from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
8. Electronic number plate authorisation certificate (eV948) or an electronic trailer number plate authorisation certificate (eV948/2)
9. UK trailer registration certificate (VTRC)

 

How do I submit my documents?

Document file upload
You can submit your documents by uploading images to our documents form.

Document reference numbers
You can submit your document reference numbers after entering your order number and email address on our documents form.

Email
You can email docs@aplates.co.uk with clear images of your documents attached.
In the subject line, please include your order number and full name, e.g. 201459 Joe Bloggs.

Postal
We accept documents in the post. Please send your original documents to the following address: Aplates Limited, Unit 2A Brook Lane Industrial Estate, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4EP.

Please do not call us to ask whether your documents have been accepted or not.
If you haven’t heard from us within 24 hours, your documents have been approved.
We will only contact you if there is a problem.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m waiting to receive documents for a new personalised registration, what do I do?

If you have just bought a new registration from a personalised number plate supplier and you are yet to receive the official documentation, we can accept an invoice of your purchase to confirm your entitlement to the registration.

What do I do if I’m buying plates as a gift for someone else?

The law permits the purchase of number plates as a gift, so the names do not need to match on both documents.

You can use your own ID, and the entitlement certificate belonging to a family member or friend to purchase number plates from us.

We can accept the recipient’s document after they’ve received the gift.

What do I do if my delivery address doesn’t match my documents?

Please email your documents to docs@aplates.co.uk and provide an explanation as to why they don’t match, e.g. partner’s address.

Have my documents been accepted?

If you haven’t heard from us within 24 hours, your documents have been accepted.
You do not need to do anything else. We will only contact you if there is a problem.

Which document reference numbers are needed?

Please see the relevant section on this documents page.

Upload images of your documents

Full Name(Required)
Document confirming name & address(Required)
Upload a document which confirms your name & address
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
Document confirming entitlement to the registration(Required)
Upload a document which confirms your entitlement to the registration
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
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Alternatively, enter your document reference numbers

Please enter your order number and your email. This must be the same as the one you provided when ordering.

You will then be able to enter your document reference numbers.

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