Vehicle registration plates of Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyz registration plates were first issued in 1980, when the country was still a republic of the Soviet Union. Despite having gained its independence in 1991, it continued to use the old Soviet plates until the introduction of the current format in 1994.[1]

Formats[edit]

1980-1993[edit]

Between 1980 and 1993, Kyrgyz plates were manufactured to the Soviet GOST 3207-77 standard. The characters were of the following format: x ## ## XX where x is a lowercase Cyrillic counter letter; # is any digit between 0 and 9; and XX are two uppercase Cyrillic letters indicating where the vehicle was registered (e.g. БИ for Bishkek).

с 15 63 БИ

1994[edit]

Current series Kyrgyz registration plate

1994 saw the launch of another format, which resembles more closely the style of registration plates used in Europe. The most notable changes are the switch from Cyrillic letters to Latin, and the presence of the Kyrgyz flag in a narrow band to the left of the plate. The alphanumerics are rendered in DIN 1451. The plate format is: X 9999 XX while first letter is based on geographic location.

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2015[edit]

Starting from July 2015, a new system has entered into circulation. Each province now has a two digit code. The new license plates have the font FE-Schrift. The numbers usually have a font size slightly larger than the letters, similar to Russian vehicle registration plates.

Private vehicles[edit]

The license plates have the format ## - ### xxx, where the first two digits are province codes. The plate is black on white. Right under the province codes, there is the Kyrgyz flag and the code KG.

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Motorcycles[edit]

The license plates have the format ## - ### xx, where the first two digits are province codes. The plate is black on white.

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Governmental vehicles[edit]

The license plates have the format ## - ### PT, where the first two digits are province codes. The plate is black on white.

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President[edit]

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Foreign[edit]

The following plates are black on yellow. These flags show the code KG, but not the Kyrgyz flag. These plates have the following format: ## - #### L, where the first two digits are the province codes. The letter would be either of the following:

  • H: For a vehicle owned by a foreign citizen.
  • P: For a vehicles who would be in the country for more than 6 months
  • M: For foreign firms, their staff and families.
  • K: Belonging to foreign media
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Diplomatic[edit]

Diplomatic license plates are white on red, whereas the license plates for UN vehicles are white on blue. The license plates have the format L ## ###. The letter could be any of the following:

  • C: Official and personal vehicles of heads of consular posts and staff, i.e. Corps consulaires
  • D: Vehicles of diplomatic and other international organizations, as well as personal vehicles chapters (new format) and employees of the diplomatic rank of the offices, organizations, missions and members of their families, i.e. Corps diplomatiques
  • T: Vehicles of administrative and technical staff of diplomatic and consular missions, other international organizations and the family members of these employees.

The two digit number would be the country or organization code. The following table shows the codes:

Country name Code International Organization Code United Nations UN Agency Code
 Turkey 01 EBRD logo.png EBRD 50 UNDP 01
 United States 02 IMF 51 UNHCR 02
 China 03 320 worldbank-logo.jpg World Bank 52 UNICEF 03
 Russia 04 Мир ТВ logo.svg MIR TV 53 UNFPA 04
 Germany 05 Switzerland Swiss Corporation Office 54
 Iran 06 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Logo.svg GIZ 55
 Kazakhstan 07 IOM-OIM.svg IOM 56
 India 08 UK DfID 57
 Belarus 09 OSCE logo-ru.svg OSCE 58
 Pakistan 10 SOS Children's Villages 59
 Uzbekistan 11 JICA logo.png JICA 60
 Ukraine 12 Adb-logo-block.jpg ADB 61
 Afghanistan 13 Flag of the Red Cross.svg ICRC 62
 Tajikistan 14 Ismaili-flag.jpg Aga Khan 63
 Japan 15 ISTC 64
 South Korea 16
 European Union 17
 France 18
 Azerbaijan 19

The three digit number is assigned in increasing order. Numbers 001 to 099 are assigned to diplomatic missions, and numbers 100 to 999 to private cars of the diplomats. On the right end, the date of the issuance of the plate is posted, with the month on the top, and the year on the bottom.

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Honorary Consulate plates are white on red, and have the format HC ####, where the four digit number is the country code. On the right end, the date of the issuance of the plate is posted, with the month on the top, and the year on the bottom.

Country name Code
 Latvia 1001
 Hungary 1101
 Italy 1201
 Canada 1301
 Sweden 1401
 United Kingdom 1501
 Cyprus 1601
 Czech Republic 1701
 Moldova 1801
 Slovakia 1901
 Romania 2001
 Lithuania 2101
 Netherlands 2201
 Turkey 2301
 Belgium 2401
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There's also a licenese plate format for official and personal vehicles of heads of diplomatic missions.

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Region identifiers[edit]

Current[edit]

Starting from July 2016, a two digit code has been assigned to each region, similar to the format in Russia. There is a potential to add more codes to each region, as each of the existing codes get used up.

Code Region
01 Bishkek
02 Osh
03 Batken Region
04 Jalal-Abad Region
05 Naryn Region
06 Osh Region
07 Talas Region
08 Chuy Region
09 Issyk Kul Region

1994-2016[edit]

Prefix Region
А Batken Region
B Bishkek
C Chuy Region
D Jalal-Abad Region
E Bishkek (outskirts)
I Issyk Kul Region
N Naryn Region
O Osh
S Chuy Region
T Talas Region
Z Osh Region

1980-1994[edit]

Suffix Region
БИ Bishkek
ЖД Jalal-Abad Region
ИК Issyk Kul Region
НР Naryn Region
ОШ Osh Region
ТФ Talas Region
ТЯ Tian Shan Region
ФИ Chuy Region
ЧС Chuy Region

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