My French one looks like that :
It is usually 2 to 4 digits, then 2 or three letters, then 2 digits giving away where you are from.
You cannot have custom plates in France, and what is on your plate is determined by
1st, your location (the last 2 digits. Here, 73 means Elbonia)
Then, the letters currently in use in your location. When I registered, it WAS TM
. When all the digits associated with TM
are used, next letter couple are used. So After 9999 TM
73, next licence plate will be 10 TN
73. After the 9999 TZ
73, it shall be 10 UA
73 (or probably 10 VA 73, for some reason, it looks like U is not used).
When it gets to 9999 ZZ 73 (already happened a long time ago in morepopulated area, like Paris), it goes to 3 letters, but only uo to 3 digits. So 10 AAA 73. But it probably won't arrive, since French licence plates are too be modified soon.
On the left side of the plate is the European part : F for France, written on blue, and the 12 European stars
Colour codes are : front plate Black on White, rear plate : Black on Yellow.
Some Savoisiens like to show their patriotism by having Withe over Red plates, but that is slightly illegal.
707 (TM 73)