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Where to obtain license plate in Poland? How long it takes?


ryanb 24 | 23
23 May 2013 #1
I'm getting ready to return home from Poland and I have a family member who collects license plates that is hoping I can bring one back with me.

Any suggestions where to legally obtain a random license plate?
Olaf 6 | 956
23 May 2013 #2
Hi. Normally it is required to return the number plates when deregistering a car. However you can drive to home country and register the car there and if they don't ask you for both PL plates then...still you should return them but I guess no one will issue an international arrest warrant over you...
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
24 May 2013 #3
Ryan, maybe I can help...

PM tomorrow when I'm on a computer...
ginaprzybylak 4 | 13
27 Oct 2013 #4
Merged: How long will it take for me to get a private plate for a car in Poland?

Hello everyone...

I wanted to know if how many days or how long will it take to get a private plate number of a car in Poland and how much would be the cost?

Any idea??
Thanks.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
28 Oct 2013 #5
I wanted to know if how many days or how long will it take to get a private plate number of a car in Poland and how much would be the cost?

3 weeks and 1000zl

PO JEEP

mega rotfl :)
ginaprzybylak 4 | 13
28 Oct 2013 #6
3 weeks and 1000zl

Oh I see, 1000zl should you pay this every year?
What is PO means?
Ok in SA we have a jeep and the plate or registration number is my name it's written GINA space and then followed by the two letters which represents the name of the province where we live. We paid first time this year after the registration expired which is way cheaper than in Poland. And yes we gonna pay this amount every year..

Thanks Peter...nice photo :)
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
28 Oct 2013 #7
Oh I see, 1000zl should you pay this every year?

no just once a car's lifetime in your hands. If you sell a car you cannot keep plates. If buyer lives in the same wojewodztwo he/she can keep or decline it.

What is PO means?

it means city/wojewodztwo POZNAN. You cannot get offensive plates but somethimes (as we can see on this picture) it is possible due to an clerk/owner oversight :)
Wroclaw Boy
28 Oct 2013 #8
What a complete waste of money on something so useless, i really don't understand private plates other than some kind of personal superiority statement. Whats even worse is when the parents pay for their children to have them.
ginaprzybylak 4 | 13
28 Oct 2013 #9
I got what you mean Peter :)

Oh we are located Poznan as well :)

Best of luck!!

Whats even worse is when the parents pay for their children to have them.

Well, Wroclaw Boy I also don't agree if the parents will pay. In my side I paid and pay everything for myself and instead I give and pay what my parents need :)

In my opinion, every person has different likes... and I think it's not a bad idea if sometimes you spoiled yourself especially if you work so hard whole your life :)
Cardno85 31 | 976
28 Oct 2013 #10
What a complete waste of money on something so useless.

I am with you. I can understand if you own a business and want to keep easy tabs on company cars...but just your name or something? What's the point?
jon357 67 | 17,501
28 Oct 2013 #11
In my opinion, every person has different likes

Yes, providing you keep the car roadworthy and insured you can have whatever decorations you like.

I'm not sure how popular they are in RSA, but in Poland they're very very rare though becoming a little more popular.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
28 Oct 2013 #12
I'm not sure how popular they are in RSA, but in Poland they're very very rare though becoming a little more popular.

I see them often here in Warsaw, and all of them 1. look egotistical 2. look nouveau-riche first class 3. look stupid 4. deserve to be fined by the police on a permanent basis
ginaprzybylak 4 | 13
29 Oct 2013 #13
I have been passing through Swiebodzin recently, I have seen a huge statue of a strange creature and I still wonder what a selfish bastard. He spent so much money for himself knowing that thousands and thousand of children in Poland go hungry to bed.

Please don't insult people that obey the law. Rather design your own number plate for your bicycle. Is your bell on your bicycle in working order? And don't forget to oil the chain on a regular basis.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
29 Oct 2013 #14
Actually I have a well-serviced bike, thank you very much. Private plates are plain stupid. What's wrong getting a standard plate on your car? So much cheaper, but without the possibility to show off of course.

My car has a regular Warsaw registration and that is just fine by me.
Harry
29 Oct 2013 #15
My car has a regular Warsaw registration and that is just fine by me.

Standard or one of the ones they give to foreigners?
sobieski 107 | 2,128
29 Oct 2013 #16
I used to have the WY plate issued to foreigners. But since I have a permanent residence card I have changed it to a regular one, issued by my gmina.

The WY plate just advertised "hey I am not from here"
Harry
29 Oct 2013 #17
The WY plate just advertised "hey I am not from here"

In my neighbourhood the plates are all WY (as in second generation WY plates). These days (or at least as of when I registered my car) foreigners get plates with the correct regional code but ending in the letter Y, which would be convenient for me if I ever wanted to get plates with my name on.
Cardno85 31 | 976
29 Oct 2013 #18
foreigners get plates with the correct regional code but ending in the letter Y

Is that for foreign cars registered in Poland or a car with a foreign owner? If the latter that's a bit iffy sounding in my book, it sounds like a holdover from "hey Police, there's a foreigner that you can shake down". Is there a reason behind it other than that?
ginaprzybylak 4 | 13
30 Oct 2013 #19
Actually I have a well-serviced bike, thank you very much. Private plates are plain stupid. What's wrong getting a standard plate on your car? So much cheaper, but without the possibility to show off of course.

Well I am very happy to hear about it, as in every drivers safety comes first. I respect your point of view. There is nothing wrong getting a standard plate but there is nothing wrong to get a private plate as well. They giving people choices and so you can do what you pleased. As long as everyone obey the law of the road I can't see anything wrong. I think the best question would be if can't afford why to have it??
f stop 25 | 2,513
30 Oct 2013 #20
There is a good reason why in US those are called "Vanity" plates. ;)

Here are some examples of accidentally unfortunate ones:
huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/21-accidentally-inappropriate-vanity-plates_n_2473573.html
sobieski 107 | 2,128
30 Oct 2013 #21
Harry, when I registered my car way back in 2003, my plates were WY and ended with Y. I could only register it at Plac Starenkiewicza, not in my Gmina. These were definitely issued to foreigners.

When I changed the plates after having gotten my permanent residence, I got regular ones with no "Y" on the end.
Wroclaw Boy
31 Oct 2013 #22
I think it's not a bad idea if sometimes you spoiled yourself especially if you work so hard whole your life :)

How is having a private number plate spoiling yourself?


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