Changes to the UK’s Q plate registration marks. The Q plate mark is awarded only to selected special built vehicles and those for whom their identity or date of manufacture is in doubt. With additional documentary evidence current registered keepers have been able to apply for Q plate replacement with either an age related or proven original registration mark. Now only applications from the initial (first) registered keeper recorded on the Q plate V5C in the first 12 months after first registration will be eligible to apply to DVLA for the removal of the Q plate and substitution with an appropriate age related registration mark. After this 12 month period it appears the Q plate will remain with the vehicle ad infinitum.