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 1932. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. OW = Obwalden.

FR·248 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Front plate. FR = Fribourg.

SZ/193 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Rear plate. SZ = Schwyz.

ZG·139 Normal series since 1932. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. ZG = Zug.

BL·7455 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Front plate. BL = Basel-Land.

BL·7455 Close-up of the above.

BE·2745 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Front plate. BE = Bern.

OW/8791 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Rear plate. OW = Obwalden.

OW/8791 Close-up of the above.

AI/6955 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Rear plate.
AI = Appenzell Innerrhoden.

GR·2403 Normal series since 1932. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. GR = Graubünden.

GR·2403 Close-up of the above.

OW·1000 Normal series since 1932. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. OW = Obwalden.

SH·10382 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Front plate. SH = Schaffhausen.

SH·10382 Close-up of the above.

AG·18968 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Front plate. AG = Aargau.

BL·48349 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Front plate. BL = Basel-Land.

NW·17043 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Front plate. NW = Nidwalden.

BS/31382 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Rear plate. BS = Basel Stadt.

BS/31382 Close-up of the above.

SO/42680 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Rear plate. SO = Solothurn.

SO·76606 Normal series since 1932. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. SO = Solothurn.

SO·76606 Close-up of the above.

FR·95935 Normal series since 1932. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. FR = Fribourg.

FR·95935 Close-up of the above.

SO·64921 Normal series since 1932. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. SO = Solothurn.

BE·400413 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Front plate. BE = Bern.

BE·400413 Close-up of the above.

GE·174341 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Front plate. GE = Genève.

ZH·460361 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Front plate. ZH = Zürich.

ZH/543756 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Rear plate. ZH = Zürich.

ZH/543756 Close-up of the above.

BL/127259 Normal series since 1932. 1973 onwards plate style. Rear plate. BL = Basel-Land.

ZH·330116 Normal series since 1932. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. ZH = Zürich.

ZH·330116 Close-up of the above.

BE·306323 Normal series since 1932. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. BE = Bern.

BE·647278 Normal series since 1932. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. BE = Bern.

BE·647278 Close-up of the above.

ZH·821839 Normal series since 1932. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. ZH = Zürich.
821 is within a block reserved for trailers.

BE·999000 Normal series since 1932. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. 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. GR = Graubünden.

UR/80 Motorcycle series since 1932. UR = Uri.

AI/859 Motorcycle series since 1932. AI = Appenzell Innerrhoden.

AG/2713 Motorcycle series since 1932. AG = Aargau.

AG/2713 Close-up of the above.

GR/1150 Motorcycle series since 1932. GR = Graubünden.

ZH/62776 Motorcycle series since 1932. ZH = Zürich.

ZH/62776 Close-up of the above.

AG/12393 Motorcycle series since 1932. AG = Aargau.

ZH/100726 Motorcycle series since 1932. Six numerals since 2013, first in Zürich. ZH = Zürich.

ZH/100726 Close-up of the above.

GE/499 Abnormal load vehicle series since 1961. Rear plate. GE = Genève.

ZH·521·U Trade plate series since 1977. Front plate. ZH = Zürich. U = Trade plates.

SO/162·U Trade plate series since 1977. Rear plate. SO = Solothurn. U = Trade plates.

AG·10790·U Trade plate series since 1977. Front plate. AG = Aargau. U = Trade plates.

SG/27606·U Trade plate series since 1977. Rear plate. SG = Sankt Gallen. U = 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.

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 = 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 = 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 = 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 = 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. AG = Aargau.

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

AG/137/961 Moped series. AG = Aargau.


FORMER ISSUES - STILL VALID

SO·2286 Normal series since 1932. Pre-1973 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Front plate. SO = Solothurn.

NW/3588 Normal series since 1932. Pre-1973 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Rear plate. NW = Nidwalden.

SG·84878 Normal series since 1932. Pre-1973 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Front plate. SG = Sankt Gallen.

SG·84878 Close-up of the above.

SH·13096 Normal series since 1932. Pre-1973 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Front plate. SH = Schaffhausen.

ZH·15585 Normal series since 1932. Pre-1973 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Front plate. ZH = Zürich.

ZH·15585 Close-up of the above.

ZH/69744 Normal series since 1932. Pre-1973 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Rear plate. ZH = Zürich.

BE·52337 Normal series since 1932. 1960-73 optional plate style transferred to a new vehicle.
Rear plate. BE = Bern.

SG·84878 Normal series since 1932. 1960-73 optional plate style transferred to a new vehicle.
Rear plate. SG = Sankt Gallen.

BE·155907 Normal series since 1932. Pre-1973 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Front plate. BE = Bern.

BE·155907 Close-up of the above.

BE·271734 Normal series since 1932. Pre-1973 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Front plate. BE = Bern.

ZH·201209 Normal series since 1932. Pre-1973 style plate transferred to a new vehicle.
Front plate. ZH = Zürich.

BE/148828 Normal series since 1932. Pre-1973 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. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. 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. Single line rear plates optional since 1987. 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 = 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 = Duty not paid. Valid until end of 1988 (although photographed
in 1996).


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