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A personalized number plate is one that designed based on the owner’s desires. It is either in his / her name, any other person’s name, name of company, a word, phrase, letter among others as it may be desired by the owner.The Words,phrase are in English and Arabic in black font on backgrounds of different colors depending on the type of license the vehicle is given.

Egyptian vehicle registration numbers were purely numeric, and registered by governorate and registration type. Privately owned vehicles were generally given white plates with black lettering; other vehicles' plates were color-coded, with the entire plate being in the applicable color, as follows:Taxis: Orange,Trucks: Red,Government-owned vehicles, including police: Blue, sometimes with a white bar Public buses: Gray Vehicles with unpaid customs: Yellow.

In Egypt, personalized number plates are referred to as Out-of-Series number plates and like any other number plates, personalized number plates are issued by the Road Safety Commission in conjunction with the Egyptian Tax Authority(ETA).


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1.Do not submit false documents or give false information;

2.To obtain any form of number plate, a vehicle must first be registered by the authorized authority;

3.An applicant is held responsible for any documents and information submitted in the due course of obtaining the number plate;

4.A minor may be represented by a mature person;

5.Applications should be made in an authorized centre for new number plates;

Required Information

  • Vehicle registration number;
  • The vehicle engine number for the motor vehicle;
  • Chassis number; and
  • The current owner full names (as in the log book); .


Vehicles play very big role in transportation

1.Start by registering vehicle with the Egyptian National Road Safety Board, fill the application form.

2.You are then required to submit support document to a licensing office appropriate to you. These are situated in different areas in different states of the country. The document submitted also include application for a private number and the desired number;

3.When documents are received, they are they are examined to assess if all requirements are met and the desired number is sent to the issuing authority for verification;

4.Thereafter, obtain a special number request form, fill it and then make payment for registration, number plate, weighing and registration fee and also pay for the vehicle license;

5.After making form return the filled form accompanied with the payment receipt to the issuing office;

6.Then the produced special plate is documented and given to you together with other necessary documents .


Number plates in Egypt have the characters written in Arabic. Also the number plates are of different colours depending on the type of vehicle they are on. The police have blue plates with red and white lettering. Commercial vehicles have red number plates with white lettering. Private vehicles have white number plates with black lettering.

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Required Documents

A.Two (2) passport photographs of owner

B.Identification document of applicant

C.Shipping documents (customs card, bill of laden) in cases where the vehicle has been shipped into the country;

D.Attestation letter and purchase receipt (vehicles purchased brand new)

E.Payment receipts for Registration Fees, Number Plate, Vehicle License, Weighing and Registration.


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Processing Time

Processing takes 30 working days

Office Locations & Contacts

Egyptian National Road Safety Board
Central Traffic Department

Address: El Nasr Rd. Nasr City, Cairo

Landmark: Beside Rabaa El Adaweya Mosque

Phone Number: 02-24027855, 02-24027646, 02-24021233

Work hours: Daily from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, except Thursdays until 2.00 pm.

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