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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:46 pm 
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Except for taxis, I see cars with "V" license plates and "A" license plates. Is it FACT that "V" plates are strictly for 'visitors' (on rental cars) AND that "A" plates are strictly for residents (a.k.a. 'Arubans') hence the "A"? Or, are "V" plates sometimes on residents' cars?

Is there a real verification other than what might be some obvious opinion about the automobile license plates in question?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_r ... s_of_Aruba. Everything you ever wanted to know about Aruba license plates. Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:32 am 
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leftyjy wrote:
Except for taxis, I see cars with "V" license plates and "A" license plates. Is it FACT that "V" plates are strictly for 'visitors' (on rental cars) AND that "A" plates are strictly for residents (a.k.a. 'Arubans') hence the "A"? Or, are "V" plates sometimes on residents' cars?

Is there a real verification other than what might be some obvious opinion about the automobile license plates in question?

Thank you.


"V" plates are on rental cars. So anyone who rents a car will have a "v" plate. It doesn't stand for "visitors" (as we all used to commonly assume), but rather the Dutch word for rental.

So you will sometimes have Arubians driving with "V" plates, if they rented a car.

Hope that helps!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:49 am 
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bryanzs wrote:
leftyjy wrote:
Except for taxis, I see cars with "V" license plates and "A" license plates. Is it FACT that "V" plates are strictly for 'visitors' (on rental cars) AND that "A" plates are strictly for residents (a.k.a. 'Arubans') hence the "A"? Or, are "V" plates sometimes on residents' cars?

Is there a real verification other than what might be some obvious opinion about the automobile license plates in question?

Thank you.


"V" plates are on rental cars. So anyone who rents a car will have a "v" plate. It doesn't stand for "visitors" (as we all used to commonly assume), but rather the Dutch word for rental.

So you will sometimes have Arubians driving with "V" plates, if they rented a car.

Hope that helps!


This is correct. The “V” stand for “Verhuur”, which is rental in Dutch.

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