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Old 9th July 2014, 19:38   #121
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I was just wondering, how do they assign diplomatic numbers to consulate car. They normally are in the format xx CC/CD xxxx. The first xx prior to the CC/CD denotes a country. Any idea on what basis they assign a number to that country? I know for sure 109 belongs to Israel & 77 I heard is USA (not sure).

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Numbers have been allocated to countries in an alphabetical order i.e countries such as Australia and Afghanistan got a lower number than say, USA. But, even I'm looking for a list or something. 77 is most probably for USA.
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Old 17th August 2014, 17:04   #122
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Even these guys sport temporary plates..

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Was driving home from a relatives place and a camry went past by. Started to look at the registration to see where the vehicle was from since it was the old gen and also seemed to be in a little bad shape. I saw a registration which I had not seen before on a car. The registration read - 27 CC APPLIED.

Tried searching through RTO websites and the forums to find what this meant but did not find anything. Does anyone know what this is for? Is it for scrapping of a vehicle?
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The owner may have applied for a CC (Consular Corps) registration and hence the plates. Ideally you are not allowed to drive a car with A/F plates - its the equivalent of driving an unregistered car.
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I thought Consular plates were white letters on blue background. At least all the ones I've seen so far follow that scheme. Is black on yellow also a valid colour scheme?

Any idea which country does 27 belong to?
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The white numbers with blue backgrounds are only on UN (United Nations) cars.

27 I think belongs to a South East asian country.
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But the car looks relatively old. I dont think they deal with second hand cars. Atleast UN consular doesnt.
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But the car looks relatively old. I dont think they deal with second hand cars. Atleast UN consular doesnt.
It need not be a second hand car. What if the consulate/embassy employee got transferred to India very recently and brought his car along?

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The white numbers with blue backgrounds are only on UN (United Nations) cars.

27 I think belongs to a South East asian country.
I've seen white on blue for cars inside the US Consulate premises in Hyderabad. Starts with 77 CC or so IIRC.

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The white numbers with blue backgrounds are only on UN (United Nations) cars.

27 I think belongs to a South East asian country.
Thats not the case here in Delhi, all the embassy cars here have White on Blue plates.
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It need not be a second hand car. What if the consulate/embassy employee got transferred to India very recently and brought his car along?
The car looks a bit too old for the employee to get it here IMO but cant be sure.

Between I have seen the blue ones but black and yellow was a first. Thanks for letting me know what it meant though
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Never saw that coming to India, via Carnet or any route as such.
But the quirky Renault Twizy is here.

Possibly the French consulate in Mumbai has got it.
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The owner may have applied for a CC (Consular Corps) registration and hence the plates. Ideally you are not allowed to drive a car with A/F plates - its the equivalent of driving an unregistered car.
Most likely a dealer or individual who has bought the car when disposed off by the consulate and is waiting to fob it of. There are a lot of these plying on our roads illegally, whilst DUMB RTO cops are sleeping as usual. The other issue I have come across is that the transfer of consulate cars is not as simple and clear cut as before, no one seems to know how to get private plates on em, even some of the guys who are running and or owning these on af plates
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Most likely a dealer or individual who has bought the car when disposed off by the consulate and is waiting to fob it of. There are a lot of these plying on our roads illegally, whilst DUMB RTO cops are sleeping as usual. The other issue I have come across is that the transfer of consulate cars is not as simple and clear cut as before, no one seems to know how to get private plates on em, even some of the guys who are running and or owning these on af plates
It is quite possible. An example is the blue Volvo station wagon listed in our classifieds here. I saw this car earlier this year getting a repaint in Sai Colorium Bangalore with A/F plates and it is still unregistered.

Registering it is not as straightforward, if the dealer completes it as committed fixed cost, ok but if the buyer does it, it is a case of which side will the buttered toast fall!
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I thought Consular plates were white letters on blue background. At least all the ones I've seen so far follow that scheme. Is black on yellow also a valid colour scheme?
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Thats not the case here in Delhi, all the embassy cars here have White on Blue plates.
Blue plates are reserved for embassy vehicles i.e. CD (Corps Diplomatique) registered vehicles and UN (United Nations) vehicles. Whereas, consulate vehicles, registered as CC (Corps Consulaire), have to bear yellow plates.

Its also the reason behind absence of yellow plates bearing consulate cars in Delhi while they can be easily spotted in cities like Mumbai, Chennai etc.

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Blue plates are reserved for embassy vehicles i.e. CD (Corps Diplomatique) registered vehicles and UN (United Nations) vehicles. Whereas, consulate vehicles, registered as CC (Corps Consulaire), have to bear yellow plates.

Its also the reason behind absence of yellow plates bearing consulate cars in Delhi while they can be easily spotted in cities like Mumbai, Chennai etc.
I'm not too sure on that. I've seen a couple of 77 CC blue plates in Hyderabad that most likely belongs to US Consulate employees. I've seen these cars in the consulate premises as well.
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