21 October 1999



The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,

Pursuant to the authority given to him under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999) of 10 June 1999,

Taking into account United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Regulation 1999/1 of 25 July 1999 on the Authority of the Interim Administration in Kosovo,

For the purpose of providing temporary registration papers and license plates for vehicles located in Kosovo,

Hereby promulgates the following:

Section 1


1.1 From a date and in accordance with procedures to be announced, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General shall require natural and legal persons in Kosovo to obtain temporary registration of vehicles in their possession and apply for the issue of a temporary Kosovo license plate.

1.2 The issue by UNMIK of temporary vehicle registration papers and temporary license plates shall identify a specific individual or entity to a specific vehicle but shall not constitute evidence of title, nor shall it constitute evidence of the identity of the owner. Title to vehicles shall be determined in accordance with procedures to be established in due course.

1.3 Vehicles of non-residents and of entities not located in Kosovo that possess valid

registration papers and license plates are exempt from the present regulation, as are vehicles of the United Nations, KFOR and international intergovernmental organizations authorized by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General.

1.4 For the purposes of the present regulation, the word "vehicle" or "vehicles" shall comprise motor powered forms of transport including cars, minivans, utility vehicles, minibuses, buses, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and trailers.

Section 2

Temporary registration and licensing of vehicles

Temporary registration papers shall indicate:
Full name, address, and date of birth of the individual, or the full name and address of the entity, seeking registration;
Vehicle model, year, engine and chassis numbers;
License plate number.
2.2 Temporary registration papers shall be kept in the vehicle and temporary Kosovo license plates shall be affixed to both the front and back of the vehicle.

2.3 Procedures for the issue of permanent registration papers and permanent license plates shall be announced in a separate regulation to be promulgated in due course.

Section 3

Utilization of vehicles

After a date to be announced, only vehicles with valid registration and license plates will be permitted to operate in Kosovo.

Section 4


In order to obtain registration an Applicant shall provide written proof of third party liability insurance from a company acceptable to UNMIK.

Section 5


Any change in the possession of a vehicle registered and licensed by UNMIK, including the names and addresses of the person in possession of the vehicle, and any loss or theft of the vehicle, must be notified to UNMIK on a form and in accordance with instructions to be issued by UNMIK.

Section 6


The Special Representative of the Secretary-General may issue administrative directions to implement the present regulation.

Section 7

Entry into Force

The present regulation shall enter into force on 21 October 1999.

Bernard Kouchner

Special Representative of the Secretary-General