Why do people put UK stickers on their cars?

Cars that cross European boundaries have to showcase their country of origin. So the UK car stickers you see plenty of abroad or even in the UK are simply holiday leftovers.

Every car that crosses the border needs to use a national identifier. Most of them are located on the license plate, which is why you don't often see other country-based stickers on cars.

According to the Government, you do not need a UK sticker if your number plate has the new UK identifier with the Union Jack.

But you need a UK sticker if your number plate only has:

  • numbers and letters and no flag or identifier

  • the old GB identifier with the flag

  • the EU flag

  • a flag of England, Scotland or Wales

What is the difference between UK and GB car sticker?

With Brexit, a few things have changed around car stickers. They used to feature "GB" which has now been updated to "UK" to include Nothern Ireland - Great Britain actually only encompasses England, Scotland and Wales.

This is why the vehicle identifier "GB" that you would often find on your license plate is not outdated and has to be accompanied by a UK sticker.

Where can I get a UK sticker for my car?

You can get a UK sticker for your car from many auto stores, and some supermarkets sell them too.

You can also create and order them online. Many websites offer UK stickers in different sizes and styles to suit your needs.

We recommend using 7x7cm oval stickers printed onto white vinyl for the longest durability and the best possible result.

And there you have it. If you are interested in whether car stickers are a good idea in general, click here.

You can also contact our experts here or test our materials and your designs with a custom-printed sample.