White number plates valid next month, is it mandatory for black plate owners to replace them immediately?

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS.TV – The policy for motorized vehicle number markings (TNKB) or white vehicle number plates will take effect from June 2022.

This is a policy of the Indonesian Police Traffic Corps (Korlantas Polri) based on Perpol Number 7 of 2021 concerning Registration and Identification of Motorized Vehicles.

Later, the black number plate with white writing will change to white with black writing.

This applies to individual motorized vehicles, legal entities, PNAs, and International Agencies.

So, do people who still have black number plates have to exchange them next month?

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Dirregident Korlantas Polri Brigadier General Yusri Yunus said the regulation on replacing white number plates is not necessarily mandatory for all people.

This means that although the white license plate policy will be implemented next month, black plate vehicles whose validity period has not expired this year do not need to be replaced.

It will continue to implement the policy gradually. The issuance of white number plates will be prioritized for new vehicles and those that have an expiration date of five years.

“Our priority is new vehicles and vehicles that are about to replace their plates every five years,” Yusri said Kompas.comMonday (23/5/2022).