A note about personalised plates
If your stolen vehicle has personalised plates and you’d like to put them on another car, you’ll need to allow 12 months before the DVLA will consider re-issuing them. You’ll also need to show that the car was MOT’d and taxed at the time of the theft. This is the point at which you’ll be able to request a tax refund.
Another potential complication is that, once you’ve made a claim, the number plates – along with the rest of the car – belong to the insurance provider. That’s why it’s important to tell your provider that you have personalised plates as soon as you buy them. So they can make a note, in case of future claims.