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Can I check a foreign number plate?

The number plate must be in the correct, legal UK format. We cannot check non-UK registered vehicles with foreign plates.

Number plates that are on retention sometimes cannot be checked.

Occasionally some Irish style plates (like AIZ 1234) and cherished private plates (like L1SAS) cannot be found on the system. 

See which number plate formats we can check.

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We are so confident in the quality of our data we offer up to £40,000 in compensation if we knowingly get it wrong. Beware of other sites offering car checks with no guarantee of their data. Our full terms and conditions are available below and we try to make them as clear as possible.