Vehicle registration plates of Botswana

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License plate from Botswana

Vehicle registration plates of Botswana for normal motor vehicles begin with the letter B, followed by three numbers, followed by three letters. The digits and letters are assigned by a registrar. The three letters will never include the letter Q. These number plates have either a white or yellow reflective background with black lettering. Public passenger number plates have white lettering on blue background.

Government Vehicles all a have the prefix "BX", except defense force vehicles which have the prefix "BDF" - these number plates have a white reflective background with red lettering.

Diplomatic vehicles' number plates starts with two digits, two letters (CD, CC or CT) and another three digits. These digits are allocated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.[1]


  1. ^ Road Transport (Permits) Act, CHAPTER 69:03