What You Always Wanted To Know About Viennese Diplomatic Number Plates

More+More+ ♦ Published: October 23, 2019; 19:53 ♦ (Vindobona)

How to find out for which country or international institution a vehicle with an Austrian diplomatic license plate is registered, starting with the initials WD (Wien Diplomat) and a certain number. For example, "WD-1" is the Diplomatic Code for Vatican City.

Vienna Diplomatic Code: WD ( Wien Diplomat) / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Dickelbers [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Diplomatic missions and career consulates (but not honorary consulates) as well as diplomats and career consuls are entitled to tax or duty free acquisition of motor vehicles.

There are no limits for diplomatic missions and career consulates, but the number of tax-free motor vehicles should be reasonable in view of the size of the diplomatic mission or consulate.

Diplomats and career consuls, but not their family members are, on the basis of reciprocity, entitled to privileges on a total of three motor vehicles: …