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"The one-day license plate is a special license plate that is valid for one day only. You can use this license plate to drive an imported car to an RDW inspection station. With us you can easily insure it"

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All about single-day license plates

You need to insure your one-day registration plate if you drive your car to the RDW inspection station yourself. Insurance for your day registration plate is of course only valid on the day of the inspection. Once your car has been inspected and has a Dutch license plate, you can take out a regular car insurance. The insurance is only valid in the Netherlands. If you want to drive the car from abroad to the Netherlands, you have to inquire in the country concerned if and how you are allowed to drive the car there.

If you drive a car on public roads, you are legally obliged to have this vehicle insured against the risk of third-party liability (WA). If you cause damage with your vehicle to third parties, this insurance pays the damage to the injured party or parties. With most insurers it is not possible to take out a regular third-party insurance policy on the basis of a one-day registration plate. We therefore have a car insurance for 1 day.

Alpina.nl offers you the possibility to insure the one-day registration plate temporarily. With this temporary insurance, the vehicle is provided with third-party coverage during your drive to and from the RDW inspection station.

Single-vehicle insurance conditions

When you have bought a car abroad and want to import it into the Netherlands, the car must undergo an inspection at one of the RDW inspection stations. You can have your car transported on a trailer or car ambulance or you can drive your car to the inspection station yourself.

If you transport your car to an inspection station yourself, you need to apply for a free one-day registration certificate from the RDW at the time you make an appointment for the inspection examination. This application may take a few days. Once you have received the one-day registration certificate (black letters on a white plate), you must mount it on the car and drive to the inspection station with it.

Please note! This registration number is only valid in the Netherlands and only on the day of the inspection.

Insuring one-day-old license plates

Although a one-day license plate is only for one day, you must insure it. This is because without car insurance you are not allowed to drive your car on public roads, even if it is only to an RDW inspection station. That is why there is a special one-day license plate insurance. You pay a one-time premium so that your car is insured on a specific day. Once your car has been inspected and has a Dutch license plate, you can take out regular car insurance. Do you have questions regarding cheap insurance for a one-day license plate? Then please contact us. We would love to help you! You can reach us from Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 18:00 on telephone number 088-6883700.

What are the costs

At Alpina, you can get 1-day insurance. You already have a one-day license plate insurance for €69. If you apply for the insurance online at Alpina.nl you will receive the insurance certificate immediately after payment via iDEAL. The insurance is only valid on the day of the inspection during the drive to and from the inspection station. When the vehicle is approved, you will receive the final Dutch registration number from the RDW. From this date you are obliged to take out a valid third-party insurance for this vehicle. At Alpina, you can compare the cheapest car insurance online and take out insurance directly.

Apply for one-day license plates for Germany

Currently, it is not possible to apply for a one-day registration plate insurance for importing a car from Germany. In the Netherlands, it is not possible to take out regular car insurance as long as the car has not officially been imported. You must first move the car to the Netherlands before you can take out insurance here. This is because in the Netherlands it is not possible to insure a car with a foreign license plate.

In foreign countries, a temporary solution can be found in the form of an export licence plate. In any case, make sure that the car is properly insured before bringing it to the Netherlands.

Apply for a one-day licence

This is how you apply for a one-day license plate at the RDW:

  1. Request a free one-day registration certificate when making your inspection appointment at the RDW
  2. You will then receive your one-day license plate via a link
  3. Get this one-day license plate on license plates on your car. You may also make the license plate yourself by writing the license plate with black marker on white cardboard. The license plates must be legible even in bad weather.
  4. On the day of the inspection, you may drive the one-day license plate to the inspection station and back. However, the car must be safe to drive.
RDW one-day licence plate

Applying for a one-day license plate goes through the RDW. You can apply for the one-day license plate when making your inspection appointment. Via a link you will then receive the one-day registration certificate. With this license plate you can drive back and forth to the inspection station on the day of the inspection. The RDW does have a number of conditions attached to the one-day registration. For example, it is only valid on the day of the inspection, it is only valid in the Netherlands and can only be applied for when making an inspection appointment. Without an inspection appointment, you cannot apply for a one-day registration plate.

Insurance one-day licence plate

Of course, insurance for a one-day registration plate is only valid for one day. With this single day license plate insurance you can drive your car to and from an RDW inspection station for your inspection appointment. Once your car has been inspected and has a Dutch license plate, you can take out a regular car insurance. The insurance is only valid in the Netherlands. If you want to drive the car from abroad to the Netherlands, you have to ask the country concerned if and how you can drive the car there.

Recovery service

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Has someone caused damage to you but you have no coverage on your own policy, then 112schade.nl can help you recover the damage from the other party completely free of charge.

Frequently asked questions about single-day license plates

How does a one-day licence work?

The one-day license plate is a special license plate that is valid for one day only. You can use this license plate to drive an imported car to an RDW inspection station. If you bought a car abroad, it does not yet have a Dutch license plate. Without Dutch license plates you cannot get car insurance, but without car insurance you are not allowed to drive the car on public roads. You can drive the car on a trailer to the inspection appointment, but of course it is easier if you can just drive it. By means of a one-day license plate, you can still insure the car and thus be allowed to drive it to the appointment.

How long does it take to apply for a one-day licence?

The application for a one-day license plate may take a few days, but it will be sent as soon as possible. You apply for a one-day license plate when making your inspection appointment at the RDW. You will then receive a one-day registration certificate via a link. You must arrange for the number to be placed on your license plates yourself. So you will not receive a license plate.

Through our site you can insure your one-day license plate directly online and pay the premium via iDeal. Once the payment is received by us, the insurance certificate will be sent by e-mail. The one-day license plate insurance can be renewed 1 time against payment. The effective date can be in the future, but not more than 90 days.

How much does a one-day licence cost?

Applying for a one-day license plate costs nothing. You can apply for a one-day registration plate free of charge at the RDW when making your inspection appointment. You then have to take care of a license plate and insure the car afterwards. At Alpina, you can easily take out your one-day registration plate insurance. First, apply for your plate at the RDW. Then, in a few minutes, you can take out your one-day insurance with us.

The license plate for a one-day registration also does not have to cost anything. You may also make the license plates yourself. For example, you can use a piece of white cardboard, on which you put the license plate with an indelible black marker. One condition is that the license plates must remain legible even in bad weather.

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