Today I’ve got a selection of international vehicle registration code symbols for you to download as vectors to do with what you will. This is by no means all of them, but it is a selection of about 40 or so of some of the more prominent nations:
Download: International Vehicle Symbol Vectors
File Type: AI (Illustrator)
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Here’s a list of the registration symbols and the countries they indicate:
CZ: Czech Republic
GB: United Kingdom
HK: Hong Kong
USA: United States
V: Vatican City
ZA: South Africa
If you’re not familiar with them, these international license plate country codes are a white oval sticker with one, two or three uppercase letters that indicate in which country the vehicle is registered and are displayed on the rear of a car or motor vehicle near the license plate.
These glorified bumper stickers are actually a series of codes and symbols that are overseen by the United Nations and are known as the Distinguishing Signs of Vehicles in International Traffic or DSIT if you want to really want to sound like you know what you’re talking about. And if you want to see the full list you can do that here: DSIT codes
They’re similar to ISO codes and are most widely used in the European Union, but aren’t required when a vehicle uses the common EU standard format of number plate. Interesting.
I can’t tell you this with any authority, but I’m pretty sure that these country code symbols are also commonly used on instruction sheets, technical documents and other print materials. So if you need them… take them.