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Buying a custom/private Polish number/registration plate in Poland


kaiden 1 | 2
21 Nov 2013 #1
I am a British citizen studying in London & Id like to purchase a custom plate here meaning id like to actually buy the combination of characters officially & then get the metal plates made.

On Wiki it says the cost of purchasing custom registration plates is 500 PLN. But it doesn't say how to or where from

Any help would be great! (if you direct me to websites, please translate!)

Reason? My sister moved to Poland 2 yrs ago & id like to buy a private plate & eventually put it on my car (for when it goes to Poland for life) I dont wanna buy a car from Poland but I want my plate now :)

Thanks
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475
21 Nov 2013 #2
I am a British citizen studying in London & Id like to purchase a custom plate here

It's not going to happen. You need to be legally resident in Poland to obtain such plates.

Even if you obtain the plates, you'll be obliged to insure the car in Poland and re-register it as required depending on your residency status.
OP kaiden 1 | 2
21 Nov 2013 #3
ok so I can register at my sister's address, whats the process? who do I contact? where can I choose from a selection of plates?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475
21 Nov 2013 #4
It's not just about registering. You need to physically visit the office in person, you need to pay for insurance, you need to have the technical check done yearly, and you can't transfer the plates to a new car. You'll also only be allowed to register the car for 3 months at a time, unless you have a reason to stay in Poland.
Wroclaw Boy
21 Nov 2013 #5
what do you want a private plate for? whats the purpose?
OP kaiden 1 | 2
21 Nov 2013 #6
I want one because id love to? Why else? Ive got 2 UK private plates already none of them are registered on any cars. Some people buy plates for investment reasons some because they just like the idea of having their name or something relational that can be transferred/go with them anywhere. Poland is already my 2nd home & it could eventually become my 1st.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475
21 Nov 2013 #7
Ive got 2 UK private plates already none of them are registered on any cars.

It doesn't work like that in Poland. Private plates are registered solely to the car and cannot be transferred.

So - if you want private plates, expect to pay a minimum of 500zl a year just to maintain them.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
22 Nov 2013 #8
It doesn't work like that in Poland.

Exactly. First you need to register your car, and then go to your local Gmina, where they will issue plates.
If you are a foreigner without permanent residency, you will be directed to one central office who issue plates in such case
adamm19830 10 | 43
27 Nov 2016 #9
Merged: Private Registration Number of a car in Poland

Hi everyone,

I moved to Poland last month and now I'm all setup at long last! Im officially a resident.

I have my car and its all registered and insured. I was thinking of getting a private number for it next year. As I understand it will cost me a "one off" 1000PLN for a private number, is this correct? Or are there any other fees to consider?

Also what are the rules for a private number? How many letters/numbers do you need? I'd like to simply have my surname which is simply 5 letters.

Thanks
Harry
27 Nov 2016 #10
Also what are the rules for a private number? How many letters/numbers do you need? I'd like to simply have my surname which is simply 5 letters.

The first two letters are set according to your address. However as a foreigner there will also be other restrictions (for example, in Warsaw all foreigners who don't have permanent residency have to have plates starting WY and ending with a Y).
adamm19830 10 | 43
27 Nov 2016 #11
My wife is Polish so we have everything in her name. So if I'm correct the first 2 numbers are related to my address then the following letters I can have my 5 letter surname?

Is it just a one time cost of 1000zl?
Harry
27 Nov 2016 #12
the first 2 numbers are related to my address then the following letters I can have my 5 letter surname?

The first two letters are dependent on your address. You can ask for the five-letter word but you won't necessarily get it.

My wife is Polish so we have everything in her name.

I've known more than a couple of foreigners who lived to regret doing that. From a car point of view, the car will need to be insured in her name and that will invalidate the policy if you're the main driver.
tellthetruth
27 Nov 2016 #13
If you are from Warsaw it would start WO ------ You buy the registration so it belongs to you, therefore you could transfer it to another car. I remember the cost being in the region of 4,000 zlotys maybe its less now. Just go to your car registration office and ask them to do a search on the reg you desire. You can also ask for a specific number on your standard reg as they normally give them out in corresponding numerical sequence, so if they offered you WI 6731 M you could ask them for WI 6777 M as it should still be available. They don't like to do... they can do it if offered a box of chocolates or cakes for the office.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
27 Nov 2016 #14
Is it just a one time cost of 1000zl?

Cost is 1100,50 zł You can buy it for a new car, registered for a very first time, when you bought used car and when you change address. If you sell the car in the same voivodeship new owner inherit. If you sell the car to other voivodeship you both lost it. In case of the crash car totaled you lost it. N0 MERCY is taken ;) Don't do it.
Tinashe
21 Sep 2020 #15
I recently bought a car from a different city from which I live in and wanted to know how long of a duration do I have until I register my car in my city and where do I register it (what office ).i live in Poznan .
pawian 176 | 15,376
22 Sep 2020 #16
30 days to re-register the car and you do it in the Motor Vehicles Department in the local Municipal Office.

migrapolis.pl/en/thematic-section/my-car/purchase-and-registration-of-a-car-in-poland
RubioE - | 1
27 Apr 2021 #17
You can view on the european web some advices. First of all, you can have and insurance of your car, flat, etc. in one country eventhough you live in other country inside the EU.

Second one, if your car is new (or less than... six months (i think) you wont pay taxes to import the car.
You only will pay money when you register the car in Poland wich won´t be excesive if the car cost less in Germany than in yor country.
pawian 176 | 15,376
30 Apr 2021 #18
Custom plates - examples:



pawian 176 | 15,376
1 May 2021 #19
More examples. Sometimes companies get them, too.









pawian 176 | 15,376
2 May 2021 #20
More examples:









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