Extending a suspension of registration

To arrange an extension at a vehicle registration help desk, RDW inspection station or RDW customer service point.

  1. Go to a vehicle registration desk, RDW inspection station or RDW customer servicepoint no later than on the end date (i.e. before the expiry) of the suspension of registration.
  2. Take the following documents with you:

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3. Pay the fee. The suspension of registration will be extended with immediate effect.

4. The employee will provide you with a suspension of registration report stating the end date of the suspension. Keep this safe, as it serves as your proof of suspension.

Paper registration certificate

The paper registration certificate remains valid. You will not receive a new registration certificate.  

Registration certificate in credit card format

If you have a registration certificate in credit card format (registration card) you will receive the suspension of registration report stating the new end date of the suspension and the first four digits of the registration number allocation code. You will receive the second part (consisting of five digits) of the registration code by post at the address at which you are registered with the municipality. You must destroy the old registration number allocation code. Your registration card remains valid.

Having the extension of the suspension of registration arranged by someone else

If you are unable to go to the vehicle registration help desk or RDW customer service point yourself, someone else can also arrange the extension of your suspension of registration for you. Make sure that you give the person the correct documents to take along. If you have a paper registration certificate, these will be the registration number allocation document and the transfer certificate. If you have a registration card, you must provide it together with the corresponding registration number allocation code. The person who comes to the registration help desk must be at least 18 years old (16 in the case of scooters/mopeds). They must show their own proof of identity; yours is not needed. The person can then act as described in this article. After registration has been suspended, he or she must hand the documents obtained for the suspension back over to you.

End date falls on a weekend

The end date of the suspension of registration (specified on the suspension report) is the latest point at which you can extend your suspension of registration. If the suspension expires on a weekend, you must arrange the extension before that weekend.

Reminder letter in your Message Box (Berichtenbox)

Have you created a this link opens in a new windowMessageBox on MijnOverheid and specified that that is where you would like to receive mail from the RDW? If so, you will receive the reminder letter regarding the end of the suspension of registration not by post, but in this Message Box.

Fees

For passenger cars aged less than 15 years, you will pay the ‘normal rate’. For passenger cars aged 15 years or more, you will pay the ‘low rate’. The ‘low rate’ also applies if you are extending a suspension of registration.

Reguest or extend a suspension of registration at the RDW's low rate €24,10
Reguest or extend a suspension of registration at the RDW's normal rate €73,10
NB: You will not get any money back if you terminate the suspension early.