Vehicle registration plates of Namibia
Vehicle registration plates of Namibia are yellow fluorescent metal plates with imprints in black. The standard version is uniform throughout the country, and carries one of the following forms:
|N 1 A||N 1 AB|
|N 12 A||N 12 AB|
|N 123 A||N 123 AB|
|N 1234 A||N 1234 AB|
|N 12345 A||N 12345 AB|
|N 123-456 A||N 123-456 AB|
The first letter is always "N" for Namibia. The last one or two letters indicate the town or region the car originates from. In between, numbers are issued sequentially within each region, starting with single-digit numbers, and increasing in length as required. The vast majority of vehicles are registered in the capital, Windhoek, and require six digits; most other regions are currently using 3 or 4 digits.
Since 2007, personalised number plates are available at an extra fee. Such plates may carry up to seven alphanumerical characters, followed by the Namibian Flag and the letters NA. They also differ in color and material, the personalised plates are made from acrylic white plastic and have light blue characters.
Government vehicles use dark green license plates with white imprints. As with ordinary number plates, numbers are issued sequentially within each region, starting with single-digit numbers, and increasing in length as required. The Government vehicle plates are prefixed with the following letters:
Prior to independence in 1989 the then South West Africa's number plates started with an "S" and followed the South African layout. e.g. Windhoek was: SW 123-456 , Swakopmund SS 2121, etc.
The following list may be incomplete.