Quote: Originally Posted by ShazaM
Today I got my car registered and replaced the license plates on it
Quote: Originally Posted by Antman
I just priced personalized plates here in Virginia. It will be cheaper to change my name to JAF-9418.
Here it's simple, you can't personalize so much. As with all plates for countries within the European Union, a blue strip on the left shows a shortened country code in white text (D
= Germany) and the Flag of Europe (12 golden stars forming a circle on a blue background). That is always followed by city/region prefix code, no exceptions there. Then one or two letters, followed by one to four numbers.
The best I could do to get a personalized plate would be to move to Karlsruhe with city prefix KA, then pay a nominal (under €100) fee to get letters RI in the middle, followed with 4 numbers i.e my birthyear.
For those who might be interested of this: this example plate (image from wikipedia) is from a car whos owner lives in Saarbrücken. If he moves for instance here in Leipzig, he has four weeks time to change the local plates with city prefix L.