Personalised number plates.
If you have a personalised number plate you'd like to keep, follow the steps below for your type of finance agreement.
You will need to obtain a retention certificate by calling the DVLA on 0300 790 6802 before you send us your V5C. In addition to the retention certificate, they will issue you another V5C with the new car registration number on. Please send this V5C to us and ensure the number plates on your MINI are changed to reflect the new registration.
MINI Contract Hire.
If you would like to keep your personalised plate, please call us on 0370 5050 123 to obtain an Application to Retain a Vehicle Registration Number form V317. This form needs to be completed by you and returned to us with the appropriate DVLA fee. We will also apply an Administration Fee for completing this on your behalf.
We will then send this to our local Vehicle Registration Office who will then put your plate onto retention. Please note that this can take up to eight weeks.
We will receive the new V5C (log book) from the DVLA. We will also receive confirmation of the replacement registration number and will forward this to you. Please note that once you receive this you must fit new plates at your own cost.
Once this is complete please call us to arrange collection.
If we don't receive anything from you and your personalised plate is still on your car when it is returned, we will assume you are happy for it to be sold with your car.