How to Replace Car Number Plate in Saudi Arabia

how to replace car number plate in saudi arabia

If you have lost or damaged your car number plate in Saudi Arabia, you will need to replace it with a new one. Let’s find out how to replace car number plates in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has a zero-tolerance policy for driving without a number plate. Driving without one can result in severe penalties, including fines of up to 3000 Saudi Riyals. Drivers must replace the car’s number plate as soon as possible if it is lost, damaged, or stolen.

Can You Drive with a Missing Number Plate?

No, driving with a missing number plate is illegal in many states. Number plates are essential to the vehicle’s identity, used to verify its registration and ownership. Without a number plate, a person may be accused of driving without insurance or even committing other offences like vehicle theft.

Replace Car Number Plate in Saudi Arabia

To begin, you must know the type of vehicle number plate you own. In Saudi Arabia, if a car owner has lost or damaged their vehicle’s number plate, they must obtain a duplicate one. Replacing your vehicle’s number plate is relatively straightforward; however, it is important to follow the necessary steps and procedures to comply with Saudi Arabian laws. 

If your car’s number plate has been damaged or lost, you can replace it by following a few simple steps.

Required Documents to Replace Car Number Plate

You’ll need to submit a lost and damaged plate report to obtain a duplicate registration number. To complete the form correctly, make sure that you have these documents in hand:

  1. A copy of your Iqamah.
  2. A copy of the vehicle registration(Istimara).
  3. A copy of your driving license.
  4. A proof of your residential Saudi National address.
  5. The Saudi police report for the lost number plate. (In the next paragraph, we have explained how to obtain this police report)
  6. A filled نموزج طلب لوحات form.
  7. Bring your original damaged number plate in case of wanting a replacement of the damaged number plate.
  8. The fee for replacing a car number plate varies depending on whether or not it has a logo. A plate without a logo costs SR 100, while a plate with a logo costs SR 800.
form to apply for duplicated lost number plate

Report Your Lost Or Damaged Number Plate

You don’t need to go to the police station to report your lost or damaged number plate anymore. Now, you can easily do it online using your Absher account.

To report a lost or stolen car number plate in Saudi Arabia, follow these steps on Absher:

  1. Go to the Absher website:
  2. Click on “E-Services.”
  3. Then click on “Vehicles Services.”
  4. Next, click on “Vehicle Management.”
  5. Find the car that belongs to you.
  6. Click on “Reporting Vehicle Plates Stealing or Loss.”

A new page will open, and you need to do the following:

  1. Click on “New Request.”
  2. Choose either “Lost” or “Stolen.”
  3. Fill in all the needed details.
  4. Submit the form.

By following these steps, you can report your lost or stolen car number plate in Saudi Arabia through Absher.

Paying the Fee to Replace Your Car’s Number Plate

To pay the fee for replacing the car number plate in Saudi Arabia, you can use Sabb Bank, but you’ll pay with your personal account. The procedure is almost the same.

  1. You can pay the fee with Sabb Bank. You can use the bank’s mobile app or go to the bank’s website.
  2. Sign in to your online banking account.
  3. Find the “SAAD Payments” button at the bottom of the screen and click on it.
  4. Then click on the “Government Payments & Refunds” button.
  5. Choose “Re-Issue License Plate.” If you need one plate, pick “one.” If you need a pair, pick the “pair” option.
  6. Put in the details and pay the fee.
pay the fee to replace car numbers plate

Replace Car Number Plate via Absher

Before, to replace the number plate, we had to go to the Muroor office. Now, you can do it online. You can ask for a new number plate through Absher and have it sent to your home.

First, make sure:

  • You are the owner of the vehicle.
  • You don’t have an old request for the same vehicle.
  • There’s no report saying the plates are lost or stolen.

Here’s how to replace the number plate using Absher:

  1. Click on “E-Services.”
  2. Then click on “Vehicles Services.”
  3. Next, click on “Vehicle Management.”
  4. Click on “Vehicle Plates Replacement.” and
  5. Fill in the information.

After you fill in the information, the new number plate will be delivered to the given address.

If you have any questions about how to replace car number plates in Saudi Arabia, please write in the comment section below.

I'm Waheed Akhtar, a driving enthusiast in Saudi Arabia. My passion for road safety and education drives me to share valuable insights from my personal journey. Let's connect.


  1. Hi Waheed,
    How much is the price for two number plates. An agent charged me 300sr. Is that true. Also can we replace only one number. I had mvpi and only one one my number plates has been faded but the agent has told me you have request for both. We cannot request for one. Please enlighten, thanks!

    • Hi Mohi,

      You can apply for single number plate. You can do it yourself. Please follow the guide. I have already mentioned the fee.

  2. I have paid sr 100 through banking app. Now when I apply for replacement of my one plate on absher, it asks me to pay sr 143 more for service and delivery charges. I don’t want delivery services as the muroor office is very near to me and I can collect myself. How can I move forward without paying additional sr 143?

  3. My number plate is rejected in MVPI insp as told painted and ask go for new plate application asking with logo or without logo what it means?

  4. Hi Waheed.
    I am Driver of my Kafil car and i am lost my car Number can i go to Muroor for reissue Number Plate or only my kafil will go there..

  5. Hi sir,
    I requested through absher my car plates you have any idea how many days will receive these plates through SMSA express.

    Thanks for your help!!!


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