The number plate needs to contain at least two and at the most seven characters, including empty spaces. It is your responsibility to ensure that the number plates you wish to use do not cause offence or inconvenience, and that they do not infringe trademark rights. If you are uncertain whether they contain a protected trademark or a company name, you can check this at patentstyret.no.
It will only be possible to apply for personalised number plates through our online facility; applications sent by email or by post will not be processed. Payment may only be made by Visa debit card or BankAxess.
You may only apply for personalised plates for passenger cars, vans, lorries and buses. In order to apply you need to be:
- above the age of 18
- the sole owner of the vehicle
You can apply for personalised number plates for your own vehicle, or on behalf of the company you represent. Remember that you cannot use the company’s personalised number plates on your private vehicle, or the other way around. Both the front and rear number plates must be of standard size.
If you wish to use a personalised number plate on a veteran/vintage vehicle, you need to contact the Norwegian Public Roads Administration to register the size of the licence plates on the vehicle. Please note that there must be room for standard-sized plates both in the front and rear of the vehicle
Apply for personalised number plates
When you have found an available number plate character combination, you may apply for the right of use. This costs NOK 9000 and you will have the right of use for the plate number for ten years.
As soon as your application has been processed, a reply will be sent to your digital postbox, informing you whether it has been granted or rejected. The processing of your application can take up to three months.
Pay and order
If your application is granted you will have 30 days to pay NOK 9000 for the right of use for the number plates. If you do not pay within the due date, the combination of characters will be released, and others may apply for it.
Once you have paid for the right of use for the number plates, you must order the plates in a separate email before you can collect them at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon). In the subject field you write: “Order for personalised number plates: “CHARACTER COMBINATION”
The email message must contain:
- your name
- case number (you will find it in the letter you received in your digital postbox)
- your telephone number
- the name of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon) where you wish to collect your number plates
You also need to let us know if you intend to use the number plates on a Category 2 van or a vehicle that will only be used outside of public roads.
Collect the number plates at a Driver and Vehicle Registration Office (trafikkstasjon).
We will notify you either by telephone or by email when you can collect your number plates. It takes up to 14 days to manufacture the number plates.
When you present yourself at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office you will need to show valid proof of identity and documentation showing that you have an electronic payment unit with a payment contract for this vehicle. Together with the number plates you will be provided with documentation of your right of use for these plates. This documentation is to be carried in the vehicle at all times while on the road.
How do you use personalised number plates?
You remain in possession of your ordinary number plates also after receiving your personalised number plates. Personalised and ordinary number plates may not be used simultaneously. If you wish to use your personalised number plates on a different vehicle that you own, you must first contact the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
You are not permitted to resell your number plates to someone else.
Your personalised number plates are registered to your vehicle. You must therefore notify the NPRA if you sell you vehicle, so that we can remove this registration. You retain the right of use for the personalised number plates and may use it on another vehicle.
You hold the right of use for ten years
This means that nobody else can apply for these number plates during that period of time. If after ten years you wish to retain the right of use for the plates, you may apply for a renewal at the earliest three months before, and at the latest one month before, the date of expiry of you right of use.