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Vehicle registration plates of Kosovo are issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo. As of June 1, 2012, all residents of Kosovo are obliged to fit their cars with KS or RKS plates. Non-compliance results in confiscation of the non-Kosovar plates (including Serbian plates with district codes for claimed Kosovar districts) and legal charges. [1] [2]

Contents

  • Numbering and lettering
  • Plates of vehicles, trailers and motorcycles
  • Special plates
  • UNMIK-era KS plates
  • Gallery
  • References
  • External links

Numbering and lettering

On 6 December 2010, a new design was introduced [3] containing the letters RKS (Republic of Kosovo) on a blue field, a two digit number corresponding to the districts of Kosovo, the coat of arms of Kosovo, a three-digit number and finally two serial letters. [4] The three-digit number starts at 101 and the serial letters start at AA. The remaining plates bearing the old design issued under UNMIK will be replaced with the new once their registration is pending renewal.

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Code Districts
01 Pristina
02 Mitrovica
03 Peja
04 Prizren
05 Ferizaj
06 Gjilan
07 Gjakova

Plates of vehicles, trailers and motorcycles

Horizontal plates of vehicles should be white retro – reflecting coloured, numbers and letters black coloured, while the frame should be black coloured with 4mm width. In all horizontal plates, in the first horizontal part of the plate that is blue coloured, is placed the code of the Republic of Kosovo, RKS, with gold colour. In the second part of the plate are marked figures of the respective region.

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Further, there should be the state emblem, three digit numbers, and then the horizontal line. In the end of the plate are marked two letters of the standard Latin alphabet from A to the letter Q. Three digit numbers for ordinary, horizontal and quadrate plates of registration of the vehicles will be initiated from number 101. [5]

Special plates

  • Export vehicle plates have blue background and white font.
  • Police vehicles have red font.
  • Kosovo Security Force has dark green background and yellow font, letters "FSK", a three-digit number and then a two-digit number.
  • EULEX diplomatic plates had black and white background. Black plates had the prefix "EU" and suffix "PV", while the white plates had the prefix "EU" and suffix "LEX".
  • OSCE plates are black and white, with the prefix "OSCE".
  • NATO Force plates have blue background, white font and prefix "KFOR".
  • UNMIK plates have "UNMIK" in top on the plate, followed by numbers.

UNMIK-era KS plates

These plates were issued under the administration of UNMIK from 1999 to 2010. Effective 1 November 2011, they will resume to be issued for citizens needing to cross into Serbia, as the latter only accepts these plates and not the new RKS plates. They consist of a three-digit number and a two-letter abbreviation KS, which stands for 'Kosovo', and ended in another three-digit number. These plates were no longer issued officially in 2020. [6]

Gallery

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    Example of format issued from 1998 to 09/30/1999

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    Front plate of a car from a central government authority

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    Format for mopeds and scooters ≤ 125cm³

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    Car Plates

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    Customs Plates

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    Kosovo Security Force Plates

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    Kosovo Protection Corps Plates in 2000.

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    Emergency Service Plates

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    Format for trailers

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    License plate of a police vehicle

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    License plate of a Kosovo Security Force vehicle of the style used until 2013 (national emblem on the left)

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    Vehicle license plate of the Irish KFOR contingent

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    Format (the type with a white background) for EULEX vehicles

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    Agriculture Plates

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    CD plate

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    UNMIK license plate of a Customs Guard motor vehicle

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    A plate issued in 2001 by UNMIK

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    A plate issued in 2017 resembling those issued by UNMIK in 2001. Even though new plates have been introduced, this plate was preferred to be used when crossing to Serbia. Bearers of RKS plates were issued with temporary Serbian plates instead.

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Triggered by the Government of Kosovo's decision to reciprocally ban Serbian license plates, a series of protests by Serbs in North Kosovo—consisting mostly of blocking traffic near border crossings— began on 20 September 2021. The ban meant that individuals who owned vehicles with Serbian license plates in Kosovo would have had to switch for Kosovar license plates at a government vehicle registration center. The ban was intended to mirror a prohibition against Kosovar license plates that had been imposed by Serbia since 2008. The Government of Serbia does not recognise Kosovo's independence and considers the Kosovo–Serbia border to be temporary.

References

  1. "Republika e Kosovës Ministria e Punëve të Brendshme (Republic of Kosovo Ministry of Internal Affairs)" (in Albanian). Archived from the original (PPT) on 2012-04-07.
  2. "Komunikatë për media e Ministrisë së Punëve të Brendshme (Press release of the Ministry of Internal Affairs)" (in Albanian). Archived from the original on 2014-10-06.
  3. "Nisi shpërndarja e targave të reja RKS,". Koha Ditore. 2010-12-06. Archived from the original on 2013-02-22.
  4. "ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTION No. 14/2009 – MIA ON VEHICLE REGISTRATION, RKS" (PDF).
  5. "ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTION No. 31/2012 - MIA ON VEHICLE REGISTRATION" (PDF). Ministry of Internal Affairs - Article 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2017-08-01.
  6. Bami, Xhorxhina (2021-09-09). "Kosovo to Abandon License Plates Agreement with Serbia". Balkan Insight. Retrieved 2024-02-02.

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