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How can I check my registration code?

To transfer, scrap, export, trade-in or suspend your car, you need a registration code. In addition, it must be a valid combination of registration certificate and registration code. Are you in doubt whether you have the right registration code with the registration card, or perhaps the other way around? Then you can check the combination of the registration card (the document number) and the registration code. At Alpina.nl to find out exactly how to do this.

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Checking the registration code

Checking the registration code via RDW

You can check your registration code via RDW. Checking a combination of registration card and registration code is completely free. You can follow the next steps.

  1. Go to "Check document number and registration code".
  2. Fill in the document number of the registration card. This is shown on the front of the card.
  3. Enter the registration code
  4. Then you will immediately see whether the combination is valid

You can stop by clicking on close, or you can immediately check another combination.

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What should I do if the combination is incorrect?

If the combination of the registration card and the registration code is not valid, you can check separately whether the registration certificate is valid. To do this, you can enter the document number on the RDW website. If it turns out that it is not valid, you can request a temporary document number or a replacement registration certificate.

If it turns out that the registration code is incorrect, you can apply for a new code. To apply for a new registration code, go to "Lost car registration code" on the RDW website. Here you can log in with your DigiD. Then you select the vehicle for which you want to apply for a new code. The cost for a new code is €1,-, which you can pay via iDeal. You will then immediately receive an e-mail from RDW containing a link to your new registration code. Download this immediately and save it well. The link to the code will remain available for 40 days.

If you want to report the car for dismantling, you can request a dismantling code.

Lost the registration code: now what?

Have you lost the letter containing the second part of the registration code? Or do you only find out that you cannot find the code when you transfer or suspend the car? That is not a problem. If you have lost the registration code, you can apply for a new one via the RDW. You are not the only one to have lost your registration code: according to the RDW, approximately 200,000 new registration codes are requested each year. If a vehicle changes owners, the registration code is also regularly lost. This is particularly annoying if you were just about to register the car. Fortunately, you can immediately download a new registration code if you log in with your DigiD.

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  • To calculate premiums, we need the zip code of the primary driver. For private use, the youngest driver must reside at the same address as the applicant. In case of business use, you can enter the postal code of the company here.

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