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International vehicle registration codes

Vehicle registration codes in the world


The country in which a motor vehicle's vehicle registration plate was issued is indicated by an international licence plate country code, formerly known as an International Registration Letter or International Circulation Mark displayed in bold block uppercase on a small white oval plate or sticker near the number plate on the rear of a vehicle.

International vehicle registration sticker



In the European Economic Area, vehicles from one member state do not need to display the oval while within another state, provided the number plate is in the common EU standard format introduced in the 1990s, which includes the international vehicle registration code on the plate.

Автомобильный код номер

In Switzerland, many cars have a oval sticker, because the license plate do not include the international vehicle registration code.

Sticker CH

Data in the table can be sorted in ascending/descending order by clicking on the column header.

Vehicle registration codes of the Europe

  Code Country
1 A Austria
2 ABH* Abkhazia
3 AL Albania
4 AM Armenia
5 AND Andorra
6 AX* Aland Islands (FIN is the official code)
7 AZ Azerbaijan
8 B Belgium
9 BG Bulgaria
10 BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina
11 BY Belarus
12 BZH* Brittany (France)
13 CAT* Catalonia (Spain)
14 CD* Corps Diplomatique
15 CH Switzerland
16 CY Cyprus
17 CYM* Wales
18 CZ Czech Republic
19 D Germany
20 DK Denmark
21 E Spain
22 EH* Basque Country (France)
23 EIR Ireland
24 ENG* England
25 EST Estonia
26 F France
27 FIN Finland
28 FL Liechtenstein
29 FO Faroe Islands
30 GB Great Britain
31 GBA Alderney
32 GBG Guernsey
33 GBJ Jersey
34 GBM Isle of Man
35 GBZ Gibraltar
36 GE Georgia
37 GEO Georgia
38 GR Greece
39 H Hungary
40 HR Croatia
41 I Italy
42 IRL Ireland
43 IS Iceland
44 KN* Greenland
45 KS* Kosovo
46 L Luxembourg
47 LT Lithuania
48 LV Latvia
49 M Malta
50 MC Monaco
51 MD Moldova
52 MK Macedonia
53 MNE Montenegro
54 N Norway
55 NI* Northern Ireland
56 NL Netherlands
57 P Portugal
58 PL Poland
59 PMR* Transnistria
60 RKS* Kosovo
61 RO Romania
62 RSM San Marino
63 RSO* South Ossetia
64 RUS Russia
65 S Sweden
66 SCO* Scotland
67 SCV* Vatican City
68 SK Slovakia
69 SLO Slovenia
70 SMOM Sovereign Military Order of Malta*
71 SRB Serbia
72 TR Turkey
73 UA Ukraine
74 V Vatican City
75 VL* Flemish Region (Belgium)

* - unofficial code

Vehicle registration codes of the Amerika

  Code Country
1 AG* Antigua and Barbuda
2 ARU* Aruba
3 AXA* Anguilla
4 BDS Barbados
5 BH Belize (former British Honduras)
6 BOL Bolivia
7 BR Brazil
8 BS Bahamas
9 BVI British Virgin Islands
10 BZ* Belize (until 1980-)
11 C Cuba
12 CDN Canada
13 CO Colombia
14 CR Costa Rica
15 CU* Cuba
16 DOM Dominican Republic
17 EC Ecuador
18 ES El Salvador
19 GCA Guatemala
20 GUY Guyana
21 HN* Honduras
22 JA Jamaica
23 KAN* Saint Kitts and Nevis
24 MEX Mexico
25 NA Netherlands Antilles
26 NIC Nicaragua
27 PA Panama
28 PE Peru
29 PR* Puerto Rico
30 PRI Puerto Rico
31 PY Paraguay
32 RA Argentina
33 RCH Chile
34 RH Haiti
35 ROU Uruguay (untill 2012)
36 SME Suriname
37 TT Trinidad and Tobago
38 USA United States
39 UY Uruguay
40 WD Dominica
41 WG Grenada
42 WL Saint Lucia
43 WV Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
44 YV Venezuela

* - unofficial code

Vehicle registration codes of the Asia

  Code Country
1 AFG Afghanistan
2 AXA* Anguilla
3 BD Bangladesh
4 BHT* Bhutan
5 BRN Bahrain
6 BRU Brunei
7 BT Bhutan
8 CHN* People's Republic of China
9 CL Sri Lanka
10 HK* Hong Kong
11 HKJ Jordan
12 IL Israel
13 IND India
14 IR Iran
15 IRQ Iraq
16 J Japan
17 K Cambodia
18 KGZ* Kyrgyzstan
19 KP* Democratic People's Republic of Korea
20 KS Kyrgyzstan
21 KSA Saudi Arabia
22 KWT Kuwait
23 KZ Kazakhstan
24 LAO Laos
25 MAL Malaysia
26 MGL Mongolia
27 MNG Mongolia*
28 MO* Macau
29 MV* Maldives
30 BA Myanmar (Burma)
31 NEP Nepal
32 OM* Oman
33 PAK* Pakistan (until 1990)
34 PK Pakistan
35 PS* Palestine
36 Q Qatar
37 RC Republic of China (Taiwan)
38 RI Indonesia
39 RL Lebanon
40 ROK Republic of Korea
41 RP Philippines
42 SA* Saudi Arabia
43 SGP Singapore
44 SYR Syria
45 T Thailand
46 TJ Tajikistan
47 TL* Timor-Leste
48 TM Turkmenistan
49 UAE United Arab Emirates
50 UZ Uzbekistan
51 VN Vietnam
52 YAR Yemen (until 1990)
53 YEM Yemen

* - unofficial code

Vehicle registration codes of the Afrika

  Code Country
1 ANG* Angola
2 BF Burkina Faso
3 BW* Botswana
4 CAM Cameroon
5 CGO* Democratic Republic of the Congo
6 CI Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)
7 COM* Comoros
8 CV* Cape Verde
9 DJI* Djibouti
10 DY Benin (until 1975 - Dahomey)
11 DZ Algeria
12 EAK Kenya
13 EAT Tanzania
14 EAU Uganda
15 EAZ Zanzibar
16 ER Eritrea
17 ET Egypt
18 ETH Ethiopia
19 G Gabon
20 GH Ghana
21 GQ* Equatorial Guinea
22 RGB* Guinea-Bissau
23 GW* Guinea-Bissau
24 LAR Libya
25 LB Liberia*
26 LS Lesotho
27 MA Morocco
28 MOС Mozambique
29 MS Mauritius
30 MW Malawi
31 NAM Namibia
32 RB Botswana
33 RCA Central African Republic
34 RCB Republic of the Congo
35 RG Guinea
36 RGB* Guinea-Bissau
37 RIM Mauritania
38 RM Madagascar
39 RMM Mali
40 RN Niger
41 RNR Zambia*
42 RU Burundi
43 RWA Rwanda
44 SD Swaziland
45 SLE* Sierra Leone
46 SN Senegal
47 SO Somalia
48 STP* São Tomé and Príncipe
49 SUD Sudan
50 SY Seychelles
51 TCH Chad
52 TG Togo
53 TN Tunisia
54 WAG Gambia
55 WAL Sierra Leone
56 WAN Nigeria
57 WSA* Western Sahara
58 Z Zambia
59 ZA South Africa
60 ZRE Democratic Republic of the Congo
61 ZW Zimbabwe

* - unofficial code

Vehicle registration codes of Australia and Oceania

  Code Country
1 AG* Antigua and Barbuda
2 ARK* Antarctica
3 AUS Australia
4 AXA* Anguilla
5 FJI Fiji
6 FSM* Federated States of Micronesia
7 KIR* Kiribati
8 MH* Marshall Islands
9 NAU Nauru
10 NC* New Caledonia
11 NZ New Zealand
12 PAL* Palau
13 PNG Papua New Guinea
14 SOL* Solomon Islands
15 TO* Tonga
16 TUV* Tuvalu
17 VU* Vanuatu
18 WS Samoa

* - unofficial code

Codes no longer in use

  Code Country
1 ADN Aden
2 AEF French Equatorial Africa
3 AOF French West Africa
4 AOI Italian East Africa
5 BL Basutoland (until 1967)
6 BP Bechuanaland Protectorate
7 BRG British Guiana
8 BUR Burma
9 CA Canada
10 CB Belgian Congo
11 CS Czechoslovakia (until 1992)
12 DA Danzig, Free City of (1919-1939)
13 DDR German Democratic Republic (until 1990)
14 EA Malawi
15 EW Estonia
16 FM Federated Malay States
17 FR Faroe Islands (until 1996)
18 GBY Malta
19 GRO Greenland
20 HV Haute Volta (now Burkina Faso)
21 JOR* Jordan (1955-1966)
22 LR Latvia
23 NP Malawi
24 NR Zambia
25 PTM Malaysia
26 R Russian Empire (until 1917)
27 R Romania (until 1981)
28 RCL République de Congo Léopoldville (French)
29 RI East Timor
30 RNY Федерация Родезия-Ньясаленд
31 ROU Uruguay
32 RSR Southern Rhodesia
33 RU Ruanda-Urundi (until 1962)
34 RT Togo
35 SA Saar Territory (League of Nations mandate)
36 SB Serbia (until 1919)
37 SCG Serbia and Montenegro (until 2006)
38 SE Spanish Sahara
39 SF Finland (until 1993)
40 SHS Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (until 1929)
41 SU Soviet Union (until 1991)
42 SWA South West Africa (until 1990)
43 TS Free Territory of Trieste (с 1947 по 1954 г.)
44 WAC West Africa Gold Coast
45 Y Yugoslavia (1929-1953)
46 YU Yugoslavia (until 2006)
47 ZR Zaïre

* - unofficial code

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