Is anyone aware on the procedures and requirements in buying a Diplomatic/Tax Exempt (blue plate) vehicle?
Example, let's say an embassy, United Nation's agencies/offices or any agency, office, individual, or corporation ([SIZE=1]provided by law: EO 491[/SIZE]), including those companies that operate in a Free Port Zone (like Subic, etc.) who are allowed to import a vehicle Tax and Duty Free provided they are for sole use within the Free Port, ([SIZE=1]provided by law: RA 3224 Sec.1F[/SIZE]) decides to sell the vehicle.
Naturally, it will possess blue-colored plates (4 or 5 numeric characters). What are the things needed to be done to process change of ownership, and eventually transfer the vehicle to a private individual, which is will be then the new owner?
Does the plates needs to be surrendered and replaced with the current series, private (green-colored) plates? Or, does the new owner keep the plates and eventually registers as a private vehicle (blue plate, green registration stickers).
Executive Order 491
Republic Act 9224