What is a registration certificate?

From 1 January 2014, there will be a new registration certificate in the Netherlands. From that date onwards, the RDW will issue the registration certificate in credit card format. This is also known as the registration card. Your vehicle registration certificate is an important part of your car insurance. With a vehicle registration certificate, you can prove that you are in possession of a vehicle. Over the years the vehicle registration document has changed. Different registration documents have been issued that sometimes had different names.

Registration certificate

Until 1 January 2014, the registration certificate consisted of three parts, namely:

Part 1

Part 1 consisted of 2 parts, namely Part 1A and Part 1B. 1A, also called the vehicle certificate, was the part with the vehicle data. 1B, also called the registration certificate, was the part with the registration data.

Part 2

This part of the registration certificate was also called the certificate of transfer. The certificate of transfer was necessary for the transfer of the vehicle and should be kept at home.

Part 3

The former registration certificate part 3 and the transfer certificate have been replaced by the registration code from 1 January 2014. The registration code consists of 9 digits. The first part of the code is sent to you when you transfer the vehicle registration. The second part is included in the registration card that the RDW sends you. You put the two parts of the code together. You need the code if you want to sell, trade in, suspend, scrap or export your vehicle. You should therefore keep the registration code in a safe place.

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