Deadline Set for Changing Vehicle Licence Plates

The deadline for changing vehicle licence plates has been set as 31 January 2019, following a change in the regulation decided by the Council of Ministers.

Formerly, the deadline for changing vehicle licence plates had been moved to an earlier date to enable speed cameras to recognise the licence plates that will show the identity of the vehicle.

Vehicle owners now have been given until January 31, 2019 to change their vehicle licence plates according to the amended regulation.

Those who fail to do so will be subject to a fine.

The new licence plates for privately owned vehicles consists of a white background, with embossed black letters and numbers, and a blue stripe on the left, which must contain the stamp of the Motor Vehicles Registrar and the registration number of the licence plate manufacturers.

Vehicle owners who have not changed their licence plates are advised to do so before January 31, 2019 from licence plate manufacturers authorised by the Traffic Department of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation.

The deadline to change the licence plates of rental cars has been set as July 2, 2018.

TRNC Ministry of Public Works and Transportation

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