One question we get a lot stems from people researching or planning on buying a car. They will see a registration plate with the letters UA written on them.
Now, in the international car registration system, the letter code “UA” on a number plate typically indicates the country of Ukraine. Each country participating in the system is assigned a unique two-letter country code, and “UA” is the country code specifically assigned to Ukraine.
This gives you a good idea of where the car is from and more often than not, unless it is an EU state it will have the flag of the country.
It’s a great system that helps to identify the country of origin of a car when traveling across international borders.
If you are thinking about changing a cars registration from UA to GB then don’t hesitate to get in touch. We register thousands of vehicles each year and
The system uses two or three-letter codes to represent each country, and these codes are often displayed on cars using oval-shaped stickers or decals. For example, the code “UA” would be displayed on a car with a Ukrainian origin.
It’s important to note that while many countries participate in the international car registration system, not all countries use it, and some countries have their own unique registration systems that do not follow the international codes. Therefore, the presence of the letter code “UA” on a number plate alone does not guarantee that the car is from Ukraine. Additional country-specific identifiers on the number plate or other car documents would be needed to confirm its origin definitively.
If you are thinking about buying a car from abroad then this is something to bear in mind when searching about how to register vehicles. For the most part though UA is the ISO code for Ukraine.