Vehicle registration plates of Bhutan
Types of registration plate
The current license plate for private vehicles in Bhutan is composed of letters and digits in the LL-N-A NNNN format.The letters are written in white on a Red license plate. The first two letters for private vehicles are BP This is followed by a digit signifying the region in which the vehicle is registered.
- Western Bhutan (1)
- Central Bhutan (2)
- Eastern Bhutan (4)
- Southern Bhutan (3)
Then the an Alphabet from A-Z is followed by four digits running in sequence like 1234. So a car registered in Western Bhutan could have the number BP-1-A1234.
The current license plate for Taxi vehicles are written by black on yellow in very similar format to that or private vehicle except that the first two characters BP is replaced by BT. The regional digit remains the same.
The government vehicles in Bhutan use a red license plate with the letters written in yellow. The first two characters of the plate are BG, followed by the same sequence as in case of private vehicles.
Previously Bhutanese vehicle registration plates had a group of three letters on the left, indicating the region and class of registration, followed by 4 digit numeric value. For example, BWP 1001 signified, Western region, Private vehicle with number 1001. Now however, this scheme has been discontinued for the newer licensing scheme.