You can get car insurance on a vehicle with private registration plates, even if you've only just changed them over.
Once you’ve registered your new plates with the DVLA, it usually takes a few weeks for them to update their systems with your new plates.
But we can usually update your plates on our system, so that you can still get insured with us while you’re waiting for that to happen.
To add your new number plate to our system, just contact our customer support team in the app.
They’ll ask for:
If you don’t have your new V5C yet, just send us the email from the DVLA that confirms your registration change.
Most of the time, we can add your new plates to the system and get you on the road in minutes.
But sometimes, we can run into errors with our vehicle data provider which stop us from being able to make the change straight away. This doesn’t happen often, though.
When you buy a temporary insurance policy, we can't change anything on your policy documents. So changing your number plate could invalidate your policy - even if it’s the same vehicle.
So make sure you change your registration plates before you get insurance with us, or once your policy has finished.
We're here to help 24/7. Just ask.