A one-day licence is a licence plate for 1 day that allows you to drive to and from the Rijksdienst voor het Wegverkeer (RDW) inspection.
Apply for a one-day licence
If you take your car to the testing station yourself, you need to apply to RDW for a free one-day registration certificate. You can apply for this registration certificate when you make an appointment for the inspection. The application for a one-day registration certificate from RDW may take a few days and will be sent to you as soon as possible.
With the one-day licence plate you can transport your car to the inspection station. The registration number is only valid in the Netherlands and only on the day of the test. When you take your car to the inspection station, you must affix the one-day registration number in black letters to a plate with a white background and mount it on your car. This does not have to be an original licence plate.
Cars that are imported must first be tested by the RDW, before you can drive them. Because you do not yet have a final Dutch number plate, the RDW will issue you with a one-day licence plate. With this registration number you may only drive to and from the inspection site on the day of the inspection. Furthermore, you may not drive the vehicle. You must however take out a valid third-party liability insurance (WA) for this vehicle.
Car insurance for one-day registration
At Alpina you can take out insurance for 1 day. You can apply for this insurance online and you will receive the insurance certificate immediately after payment via Ideal. The insurance is valid on the day of the inspection during the drive to and from the inspection station.
Once the vehicle has been approved, you will receive the final Dutch registration number from the RDW. From this date, you are required to take out valid third-party insurance for this vehicle. At Alpina, you can compare the cheapest car insurance online and take out insurance directly.
Oldtimer insurance and one-day licence plate
If you have a vintage car and need a one-day license plate to go to the RDW inspection then the vintage car is covered for legal liability on insurance. After the vintage car is inspected you will need vintage car insurance. You can compare oldtimer insurance premiums on the website at alpina.nl .