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OVAL : CH




Passenger series
Temporary series
Diplomatic series
Motorcycle series
Moped series
Trade series
Military series
Road maintenance series
Snowmobile series
Agricultural series
Abnormal load series
Pictures of the entire code list

Passenger series

Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, smaller size front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and two numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where BE stands for Bern.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two smaller letters, followed by a hyphen and two numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where OW stands for Obwalden.
Left of the plate is the federal shield and right of the plate is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above two numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where BE stands for Bern.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, smaller size front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and two numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where GL stands for Glarus.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two smaller letters, followed by a hyphen and two numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where GL stands for Glarus.
Left of the plate is the federal shield and right of the plate is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above three numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, smaller size front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where UR stands for Uri.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters followed by a period and four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where SO stands for Solothurn.
Left is the federal shield and right is the cantonal shield.
Single line rear plates are optional since 1987.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where AG stands for Aargau.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, smaller size front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and five numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where GR stands for Graubünden.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters followed by a period and five numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where OW stands for Obwalden.
Left is the federal shield and right is the cantonal shield.
Single line rear plates are optional since 1987.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above five numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where VS stands for Wallis.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, smaller size front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and six numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where BE stands for Bern.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters followed by a period and six numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where GE stands for Geneve.
Left is the federal shield and right is the cantonal shield.
Single line rear plates are optional since 1987.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above six numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where BL stands for Basel-Land.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters above five numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where ZH stands for Zurich.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.
This larger sized lettering was used before 1973.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, smaller size front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and five numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where VD stands for Vaud.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, smaller size front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and six numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where VD stands for Vaud.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above six numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where TI stands for Ticino.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.
Although this car comes from Italy, they have a Swiss license plate from Ticino.
To identify themselves, some cars have a sticker from Campione as can be seen above the plate.


Switzerland

Close up of the "Commune Campione d'Italia" sticker, an Italian enclave within Switzerland.


Switzerland

Close up of the "Commune Campione d'Italia" sticker, an Italian enclave within Switzerland.


Switzerland

Current passenger series since 1932, front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by six numerals.
The first two letters indicate the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
Front plate is bigger than usual and in French style. Rear plate was as current passenger series.


Temporary series

Switzerland

Current temporary series since 1960, smaller size front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period, four numerals and one letter.
The first two letters indicate the canton where ZH stands for Zurich.
Before the last letter is a red seal with the month and year of expiry (2 stands for February).
The letter Z means that the duty has not been paid.


Switzerland

Current temporary series since 1960, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period, four numerals and one letter.
The first two letters indicate the canton where ZH stands for Zurich.
Left is the federal shield and right is the cantonal shield.
Before the last letter is a red seal with the month and year of expiry (2 stands for February).
The letter Z means that the duty has not been paid.
Single line rear plates are optional since 1987.


Switzerland

Current temporary series since 1960, smaller size front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period, four numerals and one letter.
The first two letters indicate the canton where ZH stands for Zurich.
Before the last letter is a red seal with the month and year of expiry (3 stands for March).
The letter Z means that the duty has not been paid.


Switzerland

Current temporary series since 1960, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period, four numerals and one letter.
The first two letters indicate the canton where ZH stands for Zurich.
Left is the federal shield and right is the cantonal shield.
Before the last letter is a red seal with the month and year of expiry (3 stands for March).
The letter Z means that the duty has not been paid.
Single line rear plates are optional since 1987.


Switzerland

Current temporary series since 1960, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above three numerals and one letter.
The first two letters indicate the canton where VS stands for Wallis.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.
Before the last letter is a red seal with the month and year of expiry.
The letter Z means that the duty has not been paid.


Switzerland

Current temporary series since 1960, two line rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and four numerals.
The first two letters indicate the canton where GE stands for Geneve.
Left is the federal shield and right is the cantonal shield.
Right of the registration is a red seal with the month and year of expiry (7 stands for July).
Single line rear plates are optional since 1987.


Switzerland

Current temporary series since 1960, front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and five numerals.
The first two letters indicate the canton where BE stands for Bern.
Right of the registration is a red seal with the month and year of expiry (8 stands for August).


Switzerland

Current temporary series since 1960, two line rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and five numerals.
The first two letters indicate the canton where BE stands for Bern.
Left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.
Right of the registration is a red seal with the month and year of expiry (8 stands for August).


Switzerland

Current temporary series since 1960, two line rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above five numerals.
The first two letters indicate the canton where GR stands for Graubünden.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.
Bottom right of the registration is a red seal with the month and year of expiry (6 stands for June).


Switzerland

Current temporary series since 1960, front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and five numerals.
The two letters indicate the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
Right of the registration is a red (old-style) seal with the year of expiry (99 stands for 1999).


Switzerland

Current temporary series since 1960, two-line rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above five numerals.
The two letters indicate the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.
Bottom right of the registration is a red (old-style) seal with the year of expiry (99 stands for 1999).


Diplomatic series

Switzerland

Current diplomatic series since 1968, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by one numeral, a hyphen and two numerals.
Left of the registration is a green band with CD in white capitals.
The green colour is used for embassies and consulates.
The two letters indicate the canton where BE stands for Bern.
The last two numerals denote the embassy where 40 stands for Lebanon.


Switzerland

Current diplomatic series since 1968, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by one numeral, a hyphen and three numerals.
Left of the registration is a green band with CD in white capitals.
The green colour is used for embassies and consulates.
The two letters indicate the canton where BE stands for Bern.
The last three numerals denote the embassy where 201 stands for European Union.


Switzerland

Current diplomatic series since 1968, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and one numeral.
Left of the registration is a green band with CD in white capitals.
The green colour is used for embassies and consulates.
The two letters indicate the canton where BE stands for Bern.
The last numeral denotes the embassy where 8 stands for Kuwait.


Switzerland

Current diplomatic series since 1968, smaller size front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
Left of the registration is a green band with CD in white capitals.
The green colour is used for embassies and consulates.
The two letters indicate the canton where BE stands for Bern.
The last two numerals denote the embassy where 51 stands for Germany.


Switzerland

Current diplomatic series since 1968, rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
Left of the registration is a green band with CD in white capitals.
The green colour is used for embassies and consulates.
The two letters indicate the canton where BE stands for Bern.
The last two numerals denote the embassy where 51 stands for Germany.


Switzerland

Current diplomatic series since 1968 in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and three numerals.
Left of the registration is a blue band with CD in white capitals.
The two letters indicate the canton where GE stands for Geneve.
The last two numerals denote the embassy where 25 stands for Colombia.
Since 1995 delegates to World Trade Organization have diplomatic plates with 500 added to the embassy code (525=200+25).


Switzerland

Current diplomatic series since 1968 in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and three numerals.
Left of the registration is a blue band with CD in white capitals.
The two letters indicate the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
The last three numerals denote the embassy where 201 stands for European Union.


Switzerland

Current diplomatic series since 1968 in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
Left of the registration is a blue band with CD in white capitals.
The two letters indicate the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
The last three numerals denote the embassy where 51 stands for Germany.


Switzerland

Current diplomatic series since 1968 in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
Left of the registration is a blue band with CD in white capitals.
The two letters indicate the canton where GE stands for Geneve.
The last two numerals denote the embassy where 57 stands for Poland.


Switzerland

Current diplomatic series since 1968 in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by two numerals, a hyphen and two numerals.
Left of the registration is a blue band with CD in white capitals.
The two letters indicate the canton where GE stands for Geneve.
The last two numerals denote the embassy where 55 stands for China.


Switzerland

Current diplomatic series since 1968 in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by one numeral, a hyphen and three numerals.
Left of the registration is a blue band with CD in white capitals.
The two letters indicate the canton where GE stands for Geneve.
The last three numerals denote the embassy where 100 stands for Bangladesh.


Motorcycle series

Switzerland

Current motorcycle series since 1932 in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters above five numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where FR stands for Fribourg.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current motorcycle series since 1932 in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters above four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current small motorcycle series since 1932 in black on yellow.
The registration consists of two letters above four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where BE stands for Bern.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current small motorcycle series since 1932 in black on yellow.
The registration consists of two letters above five numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Moped series

Switzerland

Current moped series in black on yellow.
The registration consists of three numerals above three numerals.
On top of the plate are two letters, followed by the last two digits of the year of validity (2012).
The two letters denote the canton where GR stands for Graubünden.


Switzerland

Current moped series in black on yellow.
The registration consists of three numerals above three numerals.
On top of the plate are two letters, followed by the last two digits of the year of validity (2012).
The two letters denote the canton where GR stands for Graubünden.


Switzerland

Current moped series in black on yellow.
The registration consists of two numerals above three numerals.
On top of the plate are two letters, followed by the last two digits of the year of validity (2015).
The two letters denote the canton where BL stands for Basel-Landschaft.


Switzerland

Current moped series in black on yellow.
The registration consists of two numerals above three numerals.
On top of the plate are two letters in between the federal shield and the cantonal shield.
The two letters denote the canton where BE stands for Bern.


Trade series

Switzerland

Current trade series since 1977, smaller size front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period, three numerals, a period and the letter U.
The two letters denote the canton where GR stands for Graubünden.


Switzerland

Current trade series since 1977, two-line rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters above three numerals, a period and the letter U.
The two letters denote the canton where GR stands for Graubünden.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current trade series since 1977, two-line rear plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters above three numerals, a period and the letter U.
The two letters denote the canton where VD stands for Vaud.


Switzerland

Current trade series since 1977, smaller size front plate in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period, four numerals, a period and the letter U.
The two letters denote the canton where AG stands for Aargau.
Left is the federal shield and right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current trade series since 1977 plate series in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period, four numerals, a period and the letter U.
The two letters denote the canton where GE stands for Geneve.
Left is the federal shield and right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current trade series since 1977 plate series in black on white.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period, four numerals, a period and the letter U.
The two letters denote the canton where AG stands for Aargau.
Left is the federal shield and right is the cantonal shield.


Military series

Switzerland

Current military series in white on grey.
The registration constsis of the letter M, followed by a period and five numerals.
Left of the registration is the federal shield.


Switzerland

Current military series in white on grey.
The registration constsis of the letter M above five numerals.
Top left of the registration is the federal shield.


Road maintenance series

Switzerland

Current road maintenance series since 1932, smaller size plate in black on blue.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and five numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where AG stands for Aargau.
The smaller size plates do not have any shields.


Switzerland

Current road maintenance series since 1932, smaller size plate in black on blue.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where TI stands for Ticino.
The smaller size plates do not have any shields.


Switzerland

Current road maintenance series since 1932, smaller size plate in black on blue.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and three numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where GR stands for Graubünden.
The smaller size plates do not have any shields.


Switzerland

Current road maintenance series since 1932 in black on blue.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where BE stands for Bern.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Snowmobile series

Switzerland

Current snowmobiles series since 1932, smaller size plate in black on brown.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and three numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
The smaller size plates do not have any shields.


Switzerland

Current snowmobiles series since 1932 in black on brown.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above three numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current snowmobiles series since 1932, smaller size plate in black on brown.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
The smaller size plates do not have any shields.


Switzerland

Current snowmobiles series since 1932 in black on brown.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Agricultural series

Switzerland

Current agricultural series since 1932, smaller size plate in black on green.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and five numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
The smaller size plates do not have any shields.


Switzerland

Current agricultural series since 1932, smaller size plate in black on green.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where SG stands for Sankt-Gallen.
The smaller size plates do not have any shields.


Switzerland

Current agricultural series since 1932, smaller size plate in black on green.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where VD stands for Vaud.
The smaller size plates do not have any shields.


Switzerland

Current agricultural series since 1932, smaller size plate in black on green.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where GR stands for Graubünden.
The smaller size plates do not have any shields.


Abnormal load series

Switzerland

Current abnormal load series since 1932 in black on brown.
The registration consists of two letters, followed by four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where BE stands for Bern.
Left is the federal shield and right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current abnormal load series since 1932 in black on brown.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above four numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where BE stands for Bern.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Switzerland

Current abnormal load series since 1932 in black on brown.
The registration consists of two smaller letters above five numerals.
The two letters denote the canton where AG stands for Aarrau.
Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.


Swiss vehicle registration plates start with a group of two letters, indicating the canton of registration.
Pictures of the entire code list

  • AG
  •       Aargau       Aarrau
  • AI
  •       Appenzell Innerrhoden       Appenzell
  • AR
  •       Appenzell Ausserrhoden       Herisau
  • BE
  •       Bern       Bern
  • BL
  •       Basel-Landschaft       Liestal
  • BS
  •       Basel-Stadt       Basel
  • FR
  •       Fribourg       Fribourg
  • GE
  •       Geneva       Genève
  • GL
  •       Glarus       Glarus
  • GR
  •       Graubünden       Chur
  • JU
  •       Jura       Delémont
  • LU
  •       Luzern       Luzern
  • M
  •       Military vehicles
  • NE
  •       Neuchâtel       Neuchâtel
  • NW
  •       Nidwalden       Stans
  • OW
  •       Obwalden       Sarnen
  • SG
  •       St Gallen       St Gallen
  • SH
  •       Schaffhausen       Schaffhausen
  • SO
  •       Solothurn       Solothurn
  • SZ
  •       Schwyz       Schwyz
  • TG
  •       Thurgau       Frauenfeld
  • TI
  •       Ticino       Bellinzona
  • UR
  •       Uri       Altdorf
  • VD
  •       Vaud       Lausanne
  • VS
  •       Valais       Sion
  • ZG
  •       Zug       Zug
  • ZH
  •       Zürich       Zürich


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