How to do a customized number plate in Ghana

Changing the number plates of your vehicle can be quite an expensive and tedious process in Ghana. However, if you are willing to do so, there are several ways to achieve this goal. You can either opt for customized number plates or personalized ones, depending on what kind of customization you want to do with your plates.

What is a customized number plate?

A customized license plate is one that has the individual’s name, business name, or slogan on it. There are many designs and styles that can be used for personalized license plates. The design is usually created by the individual requesting the license plate, however, there are some agencies that offer pre-made designs.

Cost of getting a customized number plate in Ghana


The cost of getting a customized number plate for your vehicle in Ghana can be around GHS 9,000. However, you can contact DVLA for an actual price as ours is an estimation.

Requirements needed to get a customized number plate in Ghana

To get a customized number plate in Ghana, the following documents will be required by the DVLA:

  1. Customs document
  2. Two recent passport-sized photograph
  3. National ID card (Preferably Ghana card, Driver’s License, or Passport)
  4. A letter proposing the type of number plate you want must include the current number plate and chassis number of your vehicle.

How to get your customized number plate in Ghana

To get your customized number plate,

  1. First, apply online by visiting
  2. After applying online, you then present your vehicle to the DVLA Inspection Center for inspection.
  3. Make sure you have with you the customs document and any other document of your vehicle and submit it to the DVLA officials for inspection.
  4. Pay the required DVLA fees
  5. Acquire form A and VRC, fix your passport-size photograph, and input your signatures where required.
  6. Submit the forms for processing
  7. Now, you wait for your customized number plate.

What type of lettering is used in writing number plates in Ghana?

Blue color plates with red and white lettering are used for police vehicles. White color with black lettering is used for private vehicles.

1Can you drive without a number plate?

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Your number plate is an important part of your vehicle. It is a legal responsibility to make sure you have it fixed on your vehicle. If the police see you driving without a number plate, you are likely to be fined.

What’s an illegal number plate?

Incorrect colors on number plates are illegal. There are standard colors for number plates in every country. In Ghana, the popular colors for general cars are white and black. Any other color makes the plate illegal and can attract fines.


The process of getting your own personalized number plate is not as daunting as it might seem. If you follow the steps outlined above, you will soon be on your way to putting your personal stamp on your vehicle.

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