REGISTRATION PLATES OF

SWITZERLAND (CH)

(Confoederatio Helvetica)

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Two-line plates are denoted with a / at the line break

CURRENTLY ISSUED LICENSE PLATES

OW·65 Normal series since 1933. Single line rear plates optional since 1959.
1987 onwards plate style. OW = Obwalden.

FR·248 Normal series since 1933. 1972 onwards plate style. Front plate. FR = Fribourg.

SZ/193 Normal series since 1933. 1972 onwards plate style. Rear plate. SZ = Schwyz.

SG·567 Normal series since 1933. Single line rear plates optional since 1959.
1987 onwards plate style. SG = St. Gallen.

SG·567 Close-up of the above.

SH·207 Normal series since 1933. Single line rear plates optional since 1959.
1987 onwards plate style. SH = Schaffhausen.

SH·207 Close-up of the above.

ZG·139 Normal series since 1933. Single line rear plates optional since 1959.
1987 onwards plate style. ZG = Zug.

BL·7455 Normal series since 1933. 1972 onwards plate style. Front plate. BL = Basel-Land.

BL·7455 Close-up of the above.

BE·2745 Normal series since 1933. 1972 onwards plate style. Front plate. BE = Bern.

OW/8791 Normal series since 1933. 1972 onwards plate style. Rear plate. OW = Obwalden.

OW/8791 Close-up of the above.

AI/6955 Normal series since 1933. 1972 onwards plate style. Rear plate.
AI = Appenzell Innerrhoden.

GR·2403 Normal series since 1933. Single line rear plates optional since 1959.
1987 onwards plate style. GR = Graubünden.

GR·2403 Close-up of the above.

OW·1000 Normal series since 1933. Single line rear plates optional since 1959.
1987 onwards plate style. OW = Obwalden.

SH·10382 Normal series since 1933. 1972 onwards plate style. Front plate. SH = Schaffhausen.

SH·10382 Close-up of the above.

AG·18968 Normal series since 1933. 1972 onwards plate style. Front plate. AG = Aargau.

BL·48349 Normal series since 1933. 1972 onwards plate style. Front plate. BL = Basel-Land.

NW·17043 Normal series since 1933. 1972 onwards plate style. Front plate. NW = Nidwalden.

BS/31382 Normal series since 1933. 1972 onwards plate style. Rear plate. BS = Basel Stadt.

BS/31382 Close-up of the above.

SO/42680 Normal series since 1933. 1972 onwards plate style. Rear plate. SO = Solothurn.

SO·76606 Normal series since 1933. Single line rear plates optional since 1959.
1987 onwards plate style. SO = Solothurn.

SO·76606 Close-up of the above.

FR·95935 Normal series since 1933. Single line rear plates optional since 1959.
1987 onwards plate style. FR = Fribourg.

FR·95935 Close-up of the above.

SO·64921 Normal series since 1933. Single line rear plates optional since 1959.
1987 onwards plate style. SO = Solothurn.

BE·400413 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
1972 onwards plate style. Front plate. BE = Bern.

BE·400413 Close-up of the above.

GE·174341 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
1972 onwards plate style. Front plate. GE = Genève.

ZH·460361 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
1972 onwards plate style. Front plate. ZH = Zürich.

ZH/543756 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
1972 onwards plate style. Rear plate. ZH = Zürich.

ZH/543756 Close-up of the above.

BL/127259 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
1972 onwards plate style. Rear plate. BL = Basel-Land.

ZH·330116 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
Single line rear plates optional since 1959. 1987 onwards plate style. ZH = Zürich.

ZH·330116 Close-up of the above.

BE·306323 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
Single line rear plates optional since 1959. 1987 onwards plate style. BE = Bern.

BE·647278 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
Single line rear plates optional since 1959. 1987 onwards plate style. BE = Bern.

BE·647278 Close-up of the above.

ZH·821839 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
Single line rear plates optional since 1959. 1987 onwards plate style. ZH = Zürich.
821 is within a block that in Zürich is reserved for trailers.

BE·999000 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
Single line rear plates optional since 1959. 1987 onwards plate style. BE = Bern.
Since 1996 it is allowed in some cantons to select a number out of normal sequence, like this one.

BE·999000 Close-up of the above.

BE·999000 The same plate as the above on a different car seven years earlier.

GR/10339 Small motorcycle series since 1961. Black on yellow = Small motorcycles.
GR = Graubünden.

UR/80 Motorcycle series since 1933. UR = Uri.

AI/859 Motorcycle series since 1933. AI = Appenzell Innerrhoden.

AG/2713 Motorcycle series since 1933. AG = Aargau.

AG/2713 Close-up of the above.

GR/1150 Motorcycle series since 1933. GR = Graubünden.

ZH/62776 Motorcycle series since 1933. ZH = Zürich.

ZH/62776 Close-up of the above.

AG/12393 Motorcycle series since 1933. AG = Aargau.

ZH/100726 Motorcycle series since 1933. Six numerals since 2007, first in Zürich. ZH = Zürich.

ZH/100726 Close-up of the above.

GE/499 Abnormal load vehicle series since 1961. Rear plate.
Black on brown = Abnormal load vehicles. GE = Genève.

ZH·521·U Trade plate series since 1977. Front plate. ZH = Zürich.
U = Unternehmer (trade plates).

SO/162·U Trade plate series since 1977. Rear plate. SO = Solothurn.
U = Unternehmer (trade plates).

AG·10790·U Trade plate series since 1977. Front plate. AG = Aargau.
U = Unternehmer (trade plates).

SG/27606·U Trade plate series since 1977. Rear plate. SG = St. Gallen.
U = Unternehmer (trade plates).

SO·6827 Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Expiry stickers since 1992.
Front plate. SO = Solothurn. Valid until end of May 2000.

GE·7336 Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Expiry stickers since 1992.
Rear plate. GE = Genève. Valid until end of January 1999.

ZH·79727 Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Expiry stickers since 1992.
Front plate. ZH = Zürich. Valid until end of July 1998.

ZH/68000 Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Expiry stickers since 1992.
Rear plate. ZH = Zürich. Valid until end of August 1997.

VS·55410 Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Expiry stickers since 1992.
Rear plate. VS = Valais. Valid until end of June 2002.

BE·10862 Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Expiry stickers since 1992.
Rear plate. BE = Bern. Valid until end of July 2000.

VD·24435 Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Expiry stickers since 1992.
Rear plate. VD = Vaud. The '5' sticker appears to be put there by the owner to hide an
expired sticker.

ZH·30346 Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Rear plate. ZH = Zürich.
Expiry sticker missing.

ZH·30346 Close-up of the above.

ZH/865805 Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Expiry stickers since 1992.
Six numerals and smaller lettering in some cantons since 2013. Rear plate. ZH = Zürich.
Valid until end of December 2016.

ZH/865805 Close-up of the above.

BE·760610 Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Expiry stickers since 1992.
Six numerals and smaller lettering in some cantons since 2013. Rear plate. BE = Bern.
Valid until end of August 2014.

BE·760610 Close-up of the above.

SO·556 Z Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Expiry stickers since 1992.
Front plate. SO = Solothurn. Z = Zoll (duty not paid). Valid until end of October 1999.

TI·4235 Z Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Expiry stickers since 1992.
Front plate. TI = Ticino. Z = Zoll (duty not paid). Valid until end of February 1999.

BS/9205 Z Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Expiry stickers since 1992.
Rear plate. BS = Basel Stadt. Z = Zoll (duty not paid). Valid until end of October 1999.

ZH·2575 Z Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Expiry stickers since 1992.
Rear plate. ZH = Zürich. The last Z = Zoll (duty not paid). Valid until end of July 1999.

CD BE 1·67 Diplomatic series since 1968. 1995 onwards plate style. CD = Corps Diplomatique.
White on green = Embassies and consulates. BE = Bern. 1 = Head of Mission (Ambassador).
67 = Norway.

CD GE 6·67 Diplomatic series since 1968. 1995 onwards plate style. CD = Corps Diplomatique.
White on blue = International organizations. GE = Geneve. 67 = Norway.

CD GE 6·67 Close-up of the above.

CD GE 5·67 Diplomatic series since 1968. 1995 onwards plate style. CD = Corps Diplomatique.
White on blue = International organizations. GE = Geneve. 67 = Norway.

CD VD 23·67 Diplomatic series since 1968. 1995 onwards plate style. CD = Corps Diplomatique.
White on blue = International organizations. VD = Vaud. 67 = Norway.

CD GE 36·67 Diplomatic series since 1968. 1995 onwards plate style. CD = Corps Diplomatique.
White on blue = International organizations. GE = Geneve. 67 = Norway.

CD GE 128·06 Diplomatic series since 1968. 1995 onwards plate style. CD = Corps Diplomatique.
White on blue = International organizations. GE = Genève.
06 = World Intellectual Property Organization.

CD GE 1·567 Diplomatic series since 1968. 1995 onwards plate style. CD = Corps Diplomatique.
White on blue = International organizations. GE = Genève. 1 = Head of Mission.
567 = World Trade Organization - Norway.

CD VD 40·201 Diplomatic series since 1968. 1995 onwards plate style. CD = Corps Diplomatique.
White on blue = International organizations. VD = Vaud. 201 = European Union.

AG/137/962 Moped series since 1978. 1984 onwards plate style AG = Aargau.

AG/137/962 Close-up of the above.

AG/137/961 Moped series since 1978. 1984 onwards plate style AG = Aargau.


FORMER ISSUES - STILL VALID

SO·2286 Normal series since 1933. Pre-1972 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Front plate. SO = Solothurn.

NW/3588 Normal series since 1933. Pre-1972 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Rear plate. NW = Nidwalden.

SG·84878 Normal series since 1933. Pre-1972 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Front plate. SG = St. Gallen.

SG·84878 Close-up of the above.

SH·13096 Normal series since 1933. Pre-1972 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Front plate. SH = Schaffhausen.

ZH·15585 Normal series since 1933. Pre-1972 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Front plate. ZH = Zürich.

ZH·15585 Close-up of the above.

ZH/69744 Normal series since 1933. Pre-1972 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Rear plate. ZH = Zürich.

BE·52337 Normal series since 1933. 1959-72 optional plate style transferred to a new vehicle.
Rear plate. BE = Bern.

SG·84878 Normal series since 1933. 1959-72 optional plate style transferred to a new vehicle.
Rear plate. SG = St. Gallen.

BE·155907 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
Pre-1972 style plate transferred to a new vehicle. Front plate. BE = Bern.

BE·155907 Close-up of the above.

BE·271734 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
Pre-1972 style plate transferred to a new vehicle. Front plate. BE = Bern.

ZH·201209 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
Pre-1972 style plate transferred to a new vehicle. Front plate. ZH = Zürich.

BE/148828 Normal series since 1933. Six numerals since 1959, first in Zürich.
Pre-1972 style plate transferred to a new vehicle. Rear plate. BE = Bern.

CC ZH 8·39 Diplomatic series since 1968. 1968-95 plate style. CC = Consular Corps.
White on green = embassies and consulates. ZH = Zürich. 39 = Italy.


OBSOLETE LICENSE PLATES - NO LONGER VALID

BE/52·V Rental car series 1977-2001. Rear plate. BE = Bern. V = Vermietung (rental).

SO·133·V Rental car series 1977-2001. Front plate. SO = Solothurn. V = Vermietung (rental).

VD·2574·V Rental car series 1977-2001. Front plate. VD = Vaud.
The last V = Vermietung (rental).

VD/3814·V Rental car series 1977-2001. Rear plate. VD = Vaud.
The last V = Vermietung (rental).

VD/2774·V Rental car series 1977-2001. Rear plate. VD = Vaud. The last V = Vermietung (rental).

BE·1527·V Rental car series 1977-2001. 1987 onwards single line plate style. BE = Bern.
V = Vermietung (rental).

AG·80341·V Rental car series 1977-2001. Front plate. AG = Aargau. V = Vermietung (rental).

VD·12407·V Rental car series 1977-2001. Front plate. VD = Vaud.
The last V = Vermietung (rental).

VD/10565·V Rental car series 1977-2001. Rear plate. VD = Vaud.
The last V = Vermietung (rental).

LU·92182·V Rental car series 1977-2001. 1987 onwards single line plate style. LU = Luzern.
V = Vermietung (rental).

LU/4084·V Rental motorcycle series 1977-2001. LU = Luzern. V = Vermietung (rental).

ZG·5316 Z Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Pre-1992 year layout
(although seemingly valid until end of 1997). ZG = Zug. The last Z = Zoll (duty not paid).
Valid until end of 1997 (although photographed in 2002).

BE/97 Z Temporary series since 1960 with later layout changes. Pre-1992 year layout.
Motorcycle. BE = Bern. Z = Zoll (duty not paid). Valid until end of 1988
(although photographed in 1996).


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