Vehicle registration plates of Bolivia

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Current design, issued to a vehicle in Cochabamba Department, as indicated by the "C" sticker in the top right corner.
Older design.

Bolivia requires its residents to register their motor vehicles and display vehicle registration plates. Older plate serials consisted of three numbers followed by three letters (A to Z, except O and Q), while current plate serials consist of four numbers followed by three letters. At the top of the plate, "BOLIVIA" is spelled out. At top left, the Bolivian flag may be present, and at top right, a letter denoting the department in which the car is registered, according to the ISO 3166-2:BO code, is displayed on either a metal tab on older plates or a sticker on newer plates.

Serial digits progress sequentially from right to left, with the 000 AAA format followed by the 1000AAA format and currently the 2000AAA format.

For all types of plates, the motorcycle version uses the same serial format and colors but with a smaller overall plate size.

The first and second sets of replacement plates in the case of theft or loss of the previous set of plates feature the same serial but with a small1 or 2, respectively, added between the numbers and letters.

Commercial and for-hire vehicles often have the plate number painted on either side of the vehicle as well.

Code Department name
C Cochabamba
H Chuquisaca
B El Beni
L La Paz
O Oruro
N Pando
P Potosí
S Santa Cruz
T Tarija

Non-passenger types[edit]

Type Colors Serial format Notes
English Spanish
Consular corps Cuerpo consular white on blue 12-CC-34
Diplomatic corps Cuerpo diplomático red on white 12-CD-34 The first set of numbers indicates the country; the second set indicates the seniority rank.
International mission Misión internacional black on yellow 12-MI-34
International organization Organización internacional white on green 12-OI-34