You may notice cars driving around Laos with all manner of number plates in many different colours and codes. Some of these you will come in contact with when purchasing a car and some you will not. Knowing the difference can save you a lot of time and money when purchasing a car under your own name as certain number plates denote different types of vehicle status. Tax Not Paid plates, for example, are reserved for foreigners living in Laos under certain conditions, usually diplomatic or aid workers.
The most common number plate types are pictured above.