## 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 UR stands for Uri.

Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Current passenger series since 1932, larger 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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).

Current temporary series since 1960, front plate in black on white.

The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and six numerals.

The first two letters indicate the canton where ZH stands for Zürich.

Right of the registration is a red seal with the month and year of expiry (5 stands for May).

Current temporary series since 1960, rear plate in black on white.

The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and six numerals.

The first two letters indicate the canton where ZH stands for Zürich.

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 (5 stands for May).

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).

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).

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.

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 CC (Consular Corps) in white capitals.

The green colour is used for embassies and consulates.

The two letters indicate the canton where GE stands for Geneva.

The last two numerals denote the embassy where 10 stands for Brazil.

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.

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.

Current diplomatic series since 1968, rear plate in black on white.

The registration consists of two letters above two numerals, a hyphen and one numeral.

Top 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 9 stands for United States.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Current diplomatic series since 1968 in black on white.

The registration consists of two letters above two numerals, a hyphen and three numerals.

Top 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 numbers above 500 are issued by the World Trade Organization.

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.

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.

Current diplomatic series since 1968 in black on white.

The registration consists of two letters, followed by three 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 01 stands for U.N. Office Geneva.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Current motorcycle series since 1932 in black on white.

The registration consists of two letters above three numerals.

The two letters denote the canton where OW stands for Obwalden.

Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.

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.

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.

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 BS stands for Basel-Stadt.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Current trade series since 1977, two-line rear plate in black on white.

The registration consists of two letters above five numerals, a period and the letter U.

The two letters denote the canton where ZG stands for Zug.

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.

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.

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 BE stands for Bern.

The smaller size plates do not have any shields.

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.

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 BE stands for Bern.

The smaller size plates do not have any shields.

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.

Current road maintenance series since 1932, smaller size plate in black on blue.

The registration consists of two letters, followed by a period and two numerals.

The two letters denote the canton where BE stands for Bern.

The smaller size plates do not have any shields.

Current road maintenance series since 1932 in black on blue.

The registration consists of two smaller letters above three numerals.

The two letters denote the canton where BS stands for Basel-Stadt.

Top left is the federal shield and top right is the cantonal shield.

Current road maintenance series since 1932 in black on blue.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 BE stands for Bern.

The smaller size plates do not have any shields.

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.

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 BE stands for Bern.

The smaller size plates do not have any shields.

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.

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.

Current agricultural series since 1932, smaller size plate in black on green.

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.

Current abnormal load series since 1932, smaller size plate in black on brown.

The registration consists of two letters, followed by three numerals.

The two letters denote the canton where GR stands for Graubünden.

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 GR stands for Graubünden.

Left is the federal shield and right is the cantonal shield.

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.

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.

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 |