The registration certificate as from 1 January 2014

Since 1 January 2014, the registration certificate has consisted of:

  • Registration certificate in credit card format (registration card)
  • Registration code – the part which is required when transferring the registration number and which you must keep safe. The registration code consists of 9 digits and you will receive part of it when you receive the registration card (first 4 digits) and part of it when you receive the registration card (last 5 digits).
  • Part II of the registration certificate: you will only receive this paper part if you export a vehicle. It contains, amongst other things, the name and address of the person who exported the vehicle. The combination of registration card and Part II (paper) serves as an export registration certificate.

Examples of the registration certificate in the period from 2014 to the present day

To find out more about this, go to the authentication features of the registration certificate in credit card format

The registration certificate prior to 1 January 2014

Voertuigbewijs (vehicle registration certificate) – Part IA: the part containing the vehicle data
Tenaamstellingsbewijs (registration number allocation document) – Part IB: the part containing the registration number allocation data Overschrijvingsbewijs (transfer certificate) – Part II: the part which is required when transferring the registration certificate and which you must keep safe. Examples of the registration certificate in the period from 2004 to the present day

Parts of the registration document prior to 1 June 2004

  • Voertuigbewijs (vehicle registration certificate) – Part I: the part containing the vehicle data
  • Tenaamstellingsbewijs (registration number allocation document) – Part II: the part containing the registration number allocation data
  • Overschrijvingsbewijs (transfer certificate – or, if the registration document was issued before 1 January 1995, a copy of part 3): the part which is required when transferring the registration certificate and which you must keep safe.

Examples of the registration certificate in the period from 1998 to 2004
Examples of the registration certificate in the period from 1995 to 1998
Examples of the registration certificate in the period from 1975 to 1995

Parts of the registration document required for buying/selling a vehicle

When buying or selling a vehicle, you need the registration card and the corresponding registration number allocation code or Part IB and the transfer document. In order to check whether you have the right combination of paper registration document parts, see below for the combinations that are possible.

  • Part II and copy of Part III
  • Part IB and copy of Part III
  • Part II and transfer certificate
  • Part IB and transfer certificate
  • Part IB and Part II

Driving with the registration certificate

You must have your registration card with you when driving on the road. The police can ask for it. If you (still) have a paper registration certificate, you must have the Voertuigbewijs (vehicle registration certificate – Part IA or the former Part I) and the Tenaamstellingsbewijs (transfer certificate – Part IB or the former Part II) with you.

Keeping documents in a safe place

You must keep the registration number allocation code or, in the case of a paper registration certificate, the transfer certificate (Part II or the former copy of Part 3) in a safe place. You will need them when you sell your vehicle.