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Vehicle registration card

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If you have a vehicle registered in your name in the Netherlands, you will need a vehicle registration certificate or vehicle registration cardExternal link. The former paper vehicle registration certificate has been replaced (1 January 2014) by a vehicle registration card, containing a chip. You receive this vehicle registration card from the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW).

Receiving a vehicle registration card

New vehicles are delivered with a vehicle registration card. Vehicles currently in use will receive a vehicle registration card when the vehicle is transferred or when the current vehicle registration certificate has to be replaced for some reason in the meantime. You can also change your paper vehicle registration certificate for a vehicle registration card at your request.

Transfer

Your vehicle registration card is connected to a registration code. You can use this code to change owners, to suspend, (having) scrap(ped) or export your vehicle. You can also transfer your vehicle registration certificates to another private owner (including sole traders) electronically (at home).

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency

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