Temporary licence plates

Do you need a temporary licence plate to export your vehicle? Cargo can help you with that. We provide various types of licence plates for the Netherlands, Germany and Hungary.

RDW licence plates

When exporting one or multiple vehicles, you need to remember that each vehicle needs to have a valid technical inspection report in order to receive RDW licence plates. The RDW licence plates for export are only valid for 14 days, unless the vehicle is due for technical inspection before that time. If, for example, the vehicle is up for technical inspection ten days after the export date, the export licence plates will only be valid for ten days as well. We can take care of the administrative side of RDW Online Services, so that you will not have to worry about it.

RDW transit licence plates

A transit licence plate can be used to transport vehicles that have never had a (Dutch) licence plate. With such RDW licence plates, you can transport vehicles both inside and outside Europe, since these plates are valid all over the world. To be eligible for a transit licence plate, the vehicle needs to be located in the Netherlands, however.

A transit licence plate cannot be used to move vehicles into the Netherlands from abroad. Please contact us if you want to transport vehicles and need RDW licence plates. We can also assist you if you plan to move vehicles into the Netherlands from abroad.

German licence plate: Zollkennzeichen

For vehicles that need export licence plates for a longer period (more than 30 days), we can supply so-called zollkennzeichens. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities.

German licence plate: 5-day Kurzzeitkennzeichen

Do you want to apply for a 5-day Kurzzeitkennzeichen? If you are a client of Cargo, you can apply for your 5-day licence plates online. If you are not a client yet, please contact us to place your order. If we receive your order before 16:30 via email (automotive@car-go.nl), the licence plates will be ready the next day. Please include a copy of your ID, the address of the driver and the chassis number of the vehicle with your order. It is not possible to apply for a 5-day licence plate with a German ID. This licence plate includes the following: 2 licence plates, a temporary registration certificate and a proof of insurance.

Hungarian licence plate

Do you want to order a Hungarian licence plate for the export of your vehicle? That’s possible! These licence plates are valuable for 30 days. Contrary to the zollkennzeichen, these licence plates do not require a valid technical inspection report.


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Do you have any questions?

Or do you want to apply for a temporary licence plate? Please contact us via +31 (0)55 533 94 43 or via automotive@car-go.nl.

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