Customs agency Vanderbiest, your specialist in the application for transit plates

Belgian transit plates

For all your transit plates for the import or export of your car(s) or other vehicle(s), get in touch with Customs Agency Vanderbiest.

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X Export plate

An X-plate is only intended for the export of a vehicle, and is only valid for 30 days. In certain cases (exemption from VAT), the validity period may be longer.

Tijdelijke exportkentekenplaten

Temporary export plate

W temporary plate

A W-plate is intended for people staying temporarily in Belgium. Download the table to see which people are eligible for this.

Entitled persons & period of validity

For an application for Belgian X & W transit plates, we need the following documents:

  • Sales invoice (if the sale is between private individuals, it is compulsory to have a copy of the seller's identity card)
  • Original car registration document (PART I + PART II)
  • VAT-vignette no. 904 from the seller
  • Valid official technical inspection certificate with a minimum of 1 month validity if the car is more than 4 years old
  • Original valid passport or identity card of the buyer

If the buyer is a foreign firm in Europe, then we need the latest articles of association (translated into Dutch, English, French or German) plus original passport or identity card of the company manager.

If this involves an application for more than 1 month or an imported vehicle, a pre-sale official technical inspection certificate is required.

The Belgian vehicle registration authority (DIV) does not hand out number plates any more! The plates are delivered here daily as the only postal delivery point in West and East Flanders by bpost.

Tijdelijke verblijfskentekenplaten

Temporary stay number plate

German transit plates

Daily application for German transit plates with a validity of at least 1 month to 12 months.

Only for exporting cars!

Duitse transitplaten

German transit plate (valid min. 1 month).

Austrian transit plates

These number plates are valid for a maximum of 21 days. We need the following items:

  • Sales invoice
  • Passport or identity card
  • Vehicle registration document

If you order these before 12.30, then they will be delivered to the office here the next day.

Daily application for Austrian transit plates (valid 21 days)

Please do not hesitate to contact us for all your transit plates!