Vehicle registration plates of Georgia (country)

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EU style Georgian new registration plate
EU style Georgian new registration plate — WI-111-KI
Old Georgian registration plate

Vehicle registration plates of Georgia are composed of an embossed serial of two letters, a hyphen three numbers a hyphen and two letters (e.g. AB-123-AB), in black on a white background with blue vertical strip on the left. The plates are issued in the Latin alphabet. Georgian license plates are the same size as the most common European license plate. All plates have the abbreviation "GE" in the lower left corner of the plate and the national flag in the upper left corner. This set of new style license plates have got in use from September 1 of 2014.[1]

A new, European-style of license plate have been introduced in September 1 of 2014. These are to have sets of two letters first and last (like Italian license plates), with three numerals in the middle. A blue strip on the left contains the Georgian flag and a "GE", while there will be a small security hologram on the bottom right.[1] As additional security features license plates have watermark-like symbol of the LEPL Service Agency of MIA of Georgia and machinery readable Data Matrix Code near the hologram. The old style plates with three letters, a hyphen and three numbers (e.g. ABC-123) and in black on a white background will remain valid until 2020 at least. To accommodate owners of imported American or Japanese vehicles, a more square styled plate is also available.[1]

Former vehicular designations[edit]

Originally the first letter of the old registration plate was assigned according to the territory where the vehicle was registered:

Once the system was exhausted, it was removed. Anyone may buy the combination they like. Some commercial organization have bought up all the number sequences of the old license plates within one tri-letter combination (e.g. all the TBC license plates are owned by TBC Bank, and all the MZE license plates are owned by Mze TV Company). Ambulances had license plates in the PSP series, after the pharmaceutical company sponsoring them, and fire engines have license plates in the SOS series.

Embassies and consulates[edit]

Embassy and consulate vehicles have their own licence plate with a white character and white numbers on a red background. Numbers on embassy plates are formatted so that the first two digits represent the foreign entity/organization the vehicle is registered, followed by a CMD, D or AS. The last three digits are sequential, where XX CMD 001 is (generally) the Ambassador's flag car. For a list of foreign entity/organization and their first digits, see below:

Code Country or Organization
01  Germany
02  USA
03  Turkey
04  Israel
05  China
06  Russia
07  United Nations
08 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
09  Iran
10   Vatican City
11  Armenia
12  France
13 Red Cross
14  Ukraine
15 International Organizations
16  European Union
17  Great Britain
18  Greece
19  Azerbaijan
20 World Bank
21  Romania
22  Poland
23  Cote d'Ivoire
24  Latvia
25 European Central Bank
26  Bulgaria
27 International Committee of the Red Cross
28   Switzerland
29  Italy
30  San Marino
31  Netherlands
32  Czech Republic
33  Sweden
35  Kazakhstan
36 European Union Council of Europe
37  Philippines
38  Denmark
39  Lithuania
40  Estonia
41 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
43  Iraq
44  Spain
45  Hungary
46 European Union European Union Monitoring Mission
47 Asian Development Bank
48  Slovakia
50  Japan
51  Ireland
52  Slovenia
54  Malta
55  Canada
56  Brazil
57  Indonesia
59  Qatar
63  Austria
65  Turkmenistan
67  South Korea

Abkhazia and South Ossetia[edit]

The self-proclaimed republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia issue their own license plates: Russian-style plates in Abkhazia and Soviet-style plates in South Ossetia. Since 2004 these license plates are forbidden to be used on the territory controlled by the government of Georgia; while the Georgian license plates are not allowed to be used on the territory controlled by separatists. Thus most cars that cross the boundaries of the unrecognised republics have to use Russian license plates.

Military plates[edit]

Military license plate

As of 2011, military police patrol vehicle plates were black with white letters, with a narrow yellow strip on the left containing the letters "GA" above each other. The code was two Latin letters followed by three numerals, with a safety hologram separating them. Dimensions are 550 mm (22 in) by 110 mm (4.3 in).[2] Regular military license plates receive a green strip on the left.

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