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.
A W-plate is intended for people staying temporarily in Belgium. Download the table to see which people are eligible for this.
For an application for Belgian X & W transit plates, we need the following documents:
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.
These number plates are valid for a maximum of 21 days. We need the following items:
If you order these before 12.30, then they will be delivered to the office here the next day.