New number plates

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Europe > Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal

Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal The Portugal Expats forum is a community of people that have moved to Portugal from all over the World. This is the place for Expats to meet and discuss all aspects of the Portuguese way of life. Discuss anything from jobs, property in Portugal, culture, food, history and more.

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Caetano

New number plates


Reply
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 7th October 2020, 07:12 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Portugal
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
Caetano is on a distinguished road
1 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in portugal.
Default New number plates

How do I obtain the new style number plates for my car?





David

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 7th October 2020, 05:24 PM
JohnBoy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Coimbra
Posts: 852
Rep Power: 906
JohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond repute
364 likes received
474 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in portugal.
Default

Surely the number plate is supplied with the car or am I missing something here.

Colin

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 7th October 2020, 05:52 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Portugal
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
Caetano is on a distinguished road
1 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in portugal.
Default

There are new plates being issued that do away with the month figures on the right hand end of the plate,I have the original plates on my car,I just wanted to upgrade to the new style.






David

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 8th October 2020, 02:49 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Portugal
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
Caetano is on a distinguished road
1 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in portugal.
Default

Apparently many car spares places offer the make up of old and new style car registration plates,had mine made up and fitted this afternoon.....simples!






David

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 8th October 2020, 03:08 PM
JohnBoy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Coimbra
Posts: 852
Rep Power: 906
JohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond repute
364 likes received
474 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in portugal.
Default

I hope that it complies with the regulations David. There was a senior officer from GNR on the news last night talking of this very problem. They are having a field day at the moment and have fined hundreds of folk up to Ä1,200 a time for displaying plates that do not meet the legal requirements. Not only that but if you take your car for inspection (MOT) with an illegal plate, it will fail.

I'm not sure that I understand the need at all, but then why risk a fine by going down the illegal route so do check yours.

You do realise that the letters and position, either left, centre or right indicate the month and year of first registration anyway? Those month and year digits were superfluous.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 8th October 2020, 03:23 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Portugal
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
Caetano is on a distinguished road
1 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in portugal.
Default

I had to provide my NIF,name and address and car registration document this morning when I obtained the plates,so I have no worries,Ive kept the receipt too.

By the way,none of the numerals equate to anything like month or year of my carís original matriculation,same goes for my wifeís car and also my immediate neighbours car!
Perhaps one has to add or subtract certain numbers to gain month and year,the car is due for its IPO in January,so perhaps i will have confirmation then.......if I donít get pulled over prior to then that is!

Thanks for your contribution any rate.


David

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 9th October 2020, 08:56 AM
JohnBoy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Coimbra
Posts: 852
Rep Power: 906
JohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond repute
364 likes received
474 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in portugal.
Default

It sounds like you should be OK then David. If you want further reassurance you could always get a ruler out and check your plate against the regs here.

What is catching most people out the spacing between the three groups. There should be 20 mm between each group of two characters. Apparently some think it clever to close the gap between digits or close it in one place and open it up in another. Much like the clowns back in the UK trying to make their number plate mean something other than the correct reg when the only person it makes sense to is them.

The numerals do not play any part in determining the month and year of first registration. It is the two letters and their position on the plate that you need to look at. For example, my registration is: **-MO-** which is from December 2011. My neighbour has his two letter over on the right hand side, **-**-ZZ indicating May 2005.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 9th October 2020, 09:36 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Portugal
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
Caetano is on a distinguished road
1 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in portugal.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnBoy View Post
It sounds like you should be OK then David. If you want further reassurance you could always get a ruler out and check your plate against the regs here.

What is catching most people out the spacing between the three groups. There should be 20 mm between each group of two characters. Apparently some think it clever to close the gap between digits or close it in one place and open it up in another. Much like the clowns back in the UK trying to make their number plate mean something other than the correct reg when the only person it makes sense to is them.

The numerals do not play any part in determining the month and year of first registration. It is the two letters and their position on the plate that you need to look at. For example, my registration is: **-MO-** which is from December 2011. My neighbour has his two letter over on the right hand side, **-**-ZZ indicating May 2005.
Thanks for the clarification JohnBoy,I will check out the 20mm in due course,certainly prior to the visit to the IPO!


David
JohnBoy likes this.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.