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Norwegian revalidation stickers

In May 1993 validation stickers were introduced in Norway. They were required on both front and rear plates. At first only white and green plates with five numerals needed them, from 1998 blue plates (diplomats), too.

The stickers introduced in May 1993 had the year '94' and were valid until August 1994.
New stickers are sent to vehicle owners in May or June each year and are valid until August the next year.

In 2012 it was announced that from 1 May 2012 stickers will no longer be needed. Owners may remove existing stickers if they want to. The reason given is that advances in technology have made the stickers obsolete.

Colour sequence:
94 red - 95 yellow - 96 blue - 97 red - 98 yellow - 99 blue - 2000 red - 2001 yellow - 2002 blue - 2003 red - 2004 yellow - 2005 blue - 2006 red - 2007 yellow - 2008 blue - 2009 red
- 2010 yellow - 2011 blue - 2012 red.

The following images show genuine validation stickers. Actual size is 20x50 mm. The registration appears in the white field.

Notice the change from using the last two digits of the year to all four. This commenced with 2000 stickers.

Since 2005 stickers have a different design to accomodate a bar code containing the registration. Stickers since 2005 in the old design also exist and are used on newly registered cars with the registration in handwriting. This was also the case for newly registered cars earlier. Sometimes the registration is missing and there is simply a serial number.

Norwegian validation sticker for 2012 oblat2012.jpg (44 kB) Norwegian validation sticker for 2012 oblat2012_old.jpg (25 kB)
Norwegian validation sticker for 2011 oblat2011.jpg (41 kB) Norwegian validation sticker for 2011 oblat2011_old.jpg (25 kB)
Norwegian validation sticker for 2010 oblat2010.jpg (43 kB) Norwegian validation sticker for 2010 oblat2010_old.jpg (22 kB)
Norwegian validation sticker for 2009 oblat2009.jpg (42 kB) Norwegian validation sticker for 2009 oblat2009_old.jpg (25 kB)
Norwegian validation sticker for 2008 oblat2008.jpg (37 kB) Norwegian validation sticker for 2008 oblat2008_old.jpg (29 kB)
Norwegian validation sticker for 2007 oblat2007.jpg (29 kB) Norwegian validation sticker for 2007 oblat2007_old.jpg (23 kB)
Norwegian validation sticker for 2006 oblat2006.jpg (24 kB) Norwegian validation sticker for 2006 oblat2006_old.jpg (15 kB)
Norwegian validation sticker for 2005 oblat2005.jpg (15 kB) Norwegian validation sticker for 2005 oblat2005_old.jpg (10 kB)
Norwegian validation sticker for 2004 oblat2004.jpg (23 kB) Norwegian validation sticker for 2004 oblat2004_old.jpg (8 kB)
Norwegian validation sticker for 2003 oblat2003.jpg (15 kB)
Norwegian validation sticker for 2001 oblat2001.jpg (19 kB)
Norwegian validation sticker for 1999 oblat99.jpg (16 kB)
Norwegian validation sticker for 1997 oblat97.jpg (24 kB)
Sticker placing n_oblatplassering.gif (21 kB)
These are official illustrations showing how the stickers are supposed to be placed on older
plates without an embossed space for them.

When stickers were introduced, the current series of plates had been in use for 22 years. There was no place on the plate for a large sticker like the Swedish one. So they made a narrow one to be placed between the letters and numerals. The height is such that there is always enough room for the sticker above or below even if there is a screw in the middle of the plate. On new plates since December 2001 there is an embossed space for the stickers and on plastic plate a sticker box.


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