French car registration in English language

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Publié par Eplaque - 2 min de lecture ⏳

Le 22/09/2021 - Mis à jour le 21/03/2024

Our efficient online vehicule registration services in France are also available in English ! Ownership transfer, change address for car registration, registration of a new car, new copy of a lost or stolen carte grise… We will help you with almost any request. Contact us now for registering a car in France:

  • Phone : +33 1 84 80 28 27 (free toll number)
  • Email : contact@eplaque.fr

Eplaque
34, rue de la forêt
91860 Epinay-Sous-Sénart

Why Eplaque for you car registration in France?

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Eplaque is a licensed car registration service. It holds authorizations n°18621 (Ministry of Interior) & n°26579 (Treasury).

Eplaque is a French company specialized in online car registration since 2009. Our services based near Paris are approved and authorized by the Ministry of the Interior. We help daily people to get quickly their vehicle registration certificate, including foreigners.

Since 2017, vehicle registration is an online process in France. Requests are processed by the ANTS. The switch wreaked quite some havoc back then. Things have improved since, but they are still far from perfect. That’s why many people, even native, prefer to deal with an authorized private service provider to avoid any hassle.

Whether you brought you own car from the UK, Spain, Switzerland or with German registration plates; whether you want to register a new or second hand car, motorbike… We can assist you in English. Our kind and fluent staff is available to answer your queries and guide you through the process. Don’t be lost in translation, get some help from one of the leader of the market to register your car in France.

How does vehicule registration work in France ?

Since 2009, the licence plate number of a car is assigned for life. Even in case of ownership change, a French licence plate always stay with the vehicle. If you buy a second hand car in France, you have to fill in a « déclaration de cession ». Information about the seller, the buyer and the vehicle is part of this official form (Cerfa 15776). You will need this car registration document, among others, to officialize the ownership change.

After you buy a used car, you have 30 days to notify the ownership transfer to you (changement de titulaire). You can drive temporarily with the crossed out carte grise. Once you register the ownership change to your name, you will get a temporary vehicle registration certificate (CPI) valid for 30 days. You will get your final carte grise by registered mail around one week following the approval of your request.

If you change anything meaningful about the car (fuel used, number of seats, etc.), the carte grise must be updated. If you move, you have also to update the vehicle registration certificate address thanks to a specific procedure.

How do I get my licence plates ?

You don’t get plates during the registration process. You have to have then made by a company. To do so, you simply have to show (or provide a copy of) the carte grise. We sell French licence plates online. You can therefore order them together with your car registration.

When you order a plate, you must choose a department. It will influence how the plate looks like since the right part displays regional designs. The number of the chosen department will appear + the logo of the region in which the department is. For example, if you choose the Var (83), your licence plate will display the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur logo. It is some kind of vanity feature of the French plate, it has no bearing on where the owner actually lives.

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Les questions des utilisateurs

  • Frans Coetsee

    14 mars 2024

    Bonjour! Is it possible for you to refer me to a company that offers similar services as you, in English, but situated in Nice, or anywhere else on the Côte d'Azur? I don't speak French and need some assistance with the exchange of my foreign driver's license for a French driver's license. Thank you!
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      Eplaque

      15 mars 2024

      Unfortunately there are no approved private companies for driving licenses. You should find a company specialized in assisting expats to help you.
  • Andrzej Kruk

    13 mars 2024

    Hello, We have purchased an agricultural tractor in France last year from an auction company. It was sold without registration documents but with registration plates. Is this something you can assist us with? What is the price of your service?
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      Eplaque

      14 mars 2024

      There is nothing we can do. It is common practice to sell auctioned vehicles (public auctions) without documents. In France a new registration certificate will be issued with the auction certificate. We don't know whether it is possible to register such vehicles abroad.
    • Andrzej Kruk

      18 mars 2024

      Thank you for your response. We would only need a document from authorities including a date of first registration, VIN, reg number and stating they have no reservations to re-register it in Poland. Is it something you can assist us with?
  • Hywel ADAMS

    7 mars 2024

    Hello, I have a Triumph Spitfire 4 Mk3 (Vintage) that I bought in Sweden, and put on a trailer to France. I know that I have to contact TransportStyrelsen in Sweden that I am the new owner, but how do I register the car in France. The car is to be kept in storage Please advise. Regards H ADAMS
  • Andrius

    6 mars 2024

    Hello could you help me to get document named "Visites techniques" which was lost?
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      Eplaque

      7 mars 2024

      Do you need a copy of the "controle technique" (MOT)? If yes, it has to be requested to the center that checked the car.
  • Michael Palmer

    4 mars 2024

    Hello I have imported a used BMW car from Germany on export plates and want to register it in france . I have a certificate of conformity in German and Quitus Fiscal What does your Carte Gris service include does the price quoted include the French one off road tax ?
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      Eplaque

      5 mars 2024

      The quoted price includes our service fee, taxes will be added according to what is due for this kind of car. If you want an estimate, please provide the first year of registration in Germany, horsepower, engine type (electric or thermal), CO2 emission and your region.
  • gabrielle Wise

    27 février 2024

    Hello. I am wanting to buy a second hand car in Germany model 2018. VW. previously I got a red export plate at German registration office and drove it to france. I then took all my paper work as well as inspection at French shop TUV then I was issued new french number plates and got them made at shop in Town . Can you tell me is that still the case or what do I have t do now
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      Eplaque

      28 février 2024

      Yes, that's how it can be done. Registration can also be made online.
  • Jonathan Bostock

    26 février 2024

    Good afternoon, We have a UK registered 2001 Porsche Boxster located xxx. Control Technique expires April '24. We are in possession of the UK registration certificate and Certificate of Conformity. Wish to obtain French registration please.
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      Eplaque

      27 février 2024

      You'll need more paperwork, eg a 846A certificate and an RTI. For more info: https://www.eplaque.fr/en/france-car-registration#how-to-register-a-uk-car-in-france-or-from-any-other-non-eu-country
  • Anthony Griffiths

    20 février 2024

    I have an English registered campervan which was first registered new in Germany then later registered in France and was then registered in UK, I would like reregister it in France I have details of the registration number but dont have a french Carte gris ,I only have a uk V5, Can you advise me as to how to do this,
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      Eplaque

      20 février 2024

      You have to register it as a UK imported vehicle, with the V5C. This means pay VAT and duties, among other things. You'll find detailed explanations here: https://www.eplaque.fr/en/france-car-registration#how-to-register-a-uk-car-in-france-or-from-any-other-non-eu-country
  • Stuart Gibson

    14 février 2024

    Hello I am based in Melbourne, Australia. I have an apartment in Cannes FR. I am currently negotiating to buy a small car from a private seller in France. I am going to have to deal via Whatsapp. The car is being sold by a woman in Cannes and on Facebook marketplace. Can you let me know what Services you can provide to me to make this process easier. Kind Regards Stuart Gibson
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      Eplaque

      14 février 2024

      We can take care of the registration process once you have gathered all the paperwork. We cannot help for other things, such as getting insurance, etc.
  • Tim Meehan

    11 février 2024

    Hello, We are in the process of settling in France from Switzerland and need to register our car. We have the COC and the 846A tax document. Can you please tell me if we must transition our Swiss insurance to France before registering the car in France? Thank you, TIm
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      Eplaque

      12 février 2024

      Yes.
  • Brian Bell

    11 février 2024

    Hello. I am hoping to import a classic Peugeot 504 (1980 ) into France from Denmark I am wondering about costs and procedures
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      Eplaque

      12 février 2024

      Denmark is part of the EU, therefore there is no VAT and duties on imported cars from this country. You'll need to get a "quitus fiscal" (VAT certificate), from the centre des impots des entreprises (business tax office) from your area, free of charge. And a "vintage car certificate" (" attestation de datation et de caractéristiques") from the FFVE so that you can take advantage of the "collection" status, and avoid individual approval procedures.
  • Peter Požin

    8 février 2024

    Hello. I am from Slovenia and i want to buy used car in France. I want to travel with car to Slovenia. What i need to do? And car have snorkel and tow hook and is not homologated. How can owner of the car arrange that it is legal?
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      Eplaque

      9 février 2024

      France has no temporary plates for second hand cars. They must be exported with their current plates. However, this is tricky, as some countries consider that people cannot drive with a car registration certificate that is marked as "sold". We heard that some people got in trouble because of that. So it seems that the only safe way is to bring those cars abroad on a truck. About the modification, owner must get the approval of the car manufacturer about the modifications, and then get an individual approval (called RTI in France) at his DREAL. Once done, he can change the classification of the vehicle on the registration certificate.
  • Tom

    6 février 2024

    Hi. I nead you help. I have a car from Fance without dokument. Only Fiche. I cant registration in Germany. I nead Duplikat Document. Give me you email adres und i send documents what i have.
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      Eplaque

      6 février 2024

      Only the owner as mentioned on the registration certificate can request a duplicate, we cannot help, sorry.
    • M. COLLINGE Wayne

      11 février 2024

      Hello. I live in France permanently, and have recently purchased 2 English registered vehicles. One is 40 years old and the other is 61 years old. Both are in need of renovation before they will be road worthy. Are you able to help me with the tax for importation, and changing the English logbook for a French carte grise de collection? Cordialement.
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        Eplaque

        12 février 2024

        Hello, we offer a registration service, we are not involved in gathering the paperwork required to do so (eg 846 for duties and VAT, or the certificate to have "collection" on the logbook).
  • Ralph Lee

    5 février 2024

    Hello I have a temporary registration for my dutch car in France which will expire in two weeks. My file is complete and been submitted to ANTs BUT AFTER SIX WEEKS I STILL DI NOT HAVE THE FINAL REGISTRATION. Is there something I can? It can you help me. I have a file number with ANTs.
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      Eplaque

      6 février 2024

      We cannot get involved if a file has been submitted. Unfortunately it is not an exception, those requests take a lot of time to be processed.
  • Fraser Blain

    29 janvier 2024

    I am planning to buy a used (10-15 years old) right hand drive car with over 30000miles in the UK and then register it and import it to France to use as a convenient vehicle at my second home in France. Could you summarize the process and approximate costs to me please? Many thanks
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      Eplaque

      29 janvier 2024

      You'll find instructions and required paperwork on this page : https://www.eplaque.fr/en/france-car-registration#how-to-register-a-uk-car-in-france-or-from-any-other-non-eu-country
  • Michel

    17 janvier 2024

    Hello, i purchased year 2000 VW in Portugal and i would like to register it in France. Do i need a CoC to do so. The Portuguese registration card has a number in the 'K' field and i have read in some places that this is sufficient?
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      Eplaque

      18 janvier 2024

      It might be enough, but we cannot be sure 100% in advance. Some French values will have to be derived from the K, but sometimes, they are not available. In that case the CoC becomes mandatory.
  • Franck

    17 janvier 2024

    J’espère que vous ne m’en voudrait pas trop de passer par votre formulaire de contact. Je voulais vous proposer nos services de nettoyage professionnelle.  J’ai une très belle offre à vous faire.  Puis-je vous proposer un devis ? Voici une rapide présentation de nos services : https://cleanatra.com Cordialement franck@cleanatra.com
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      Eplaque

      17 janvier 2024

      Merci pour votre proposition. Pourriez-vous l'envoyer à l'adresse contact@eplaque.fr svp
  • Ashley CROUCH

    13 janvier 2024

    Hi I have a 33 year old camping car registered in UK, now here in France. I want to register it here as a " vehicule de collection" . Can you help me and what is the approximate cost?............I am a permanant resident in France with a CDS
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      Eplaque

      15 janvier 2024

      You have to get an "FFVE certificate", from https://services.ffve.org/mes-services. It costs EUR 60. Main expense will be duties and VAT (6,5% on market value) and registration, based on fiscal power and your region.
  • SAVAS

    10 janvier 2024

    Bonjour et bonne anne, I have a BMW e30 1.8 1989 and a Mercedes 190e 1992 (both essence) in Greece with Greek plates, bought many years ago because there I lived and I want to bring them to France and drive them with French plates and french GC. They are cars before 1996 and I can't have a COC. So please, the question is if it is possible and how, and if you can take care and deal with these procedures ? Cordialment
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      Eplaque

      11 janvier 2024

      Happy new year too! You need to do an individual approval (called "réception à titre isolé" in French, or RTI), this procedure is done at the DREAL of the region where you live.
  • Richard Todd

    3 janvier 2024

    We have purchased a second hand car in France (district 74). We are property owners in France, but our principle residence is the UK, as such we do not have access to France Connect to register the car in our name. My partner Christelle is a French passport holder. We understand that certain agents have access to ANTS and are able to undertake the Car registration on our behalf. Can you do this.
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      Eplaque

      4 janvier 2024

      Sure, this is our business, we are an authorized agent. You can do it online in French, or by email in English if it's more comfy for you: contact@eplaque.fr
  • Ortiz Ruiz

    2 janvier 2024

    Hello, I moved to Mexico three years ago and I would like to bring my car to France. I already check and it is possible. I just want to know what is the process to follow to register the car in France ( have the license plate, taxes, etc)
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      Eplaque

      3 janvier 2024

      This page explains all you need to know about costs and documents. We remain at your disposal if you have specific questions.
  • Enzo

    19 décembre 2023

    Hello, I am looking to import a 2022 or 2023 Mercedes Benz LHD from Japan to France as it is considerably cheaper to do so even after I calculate all the costs. The car will have less than 3000km on it so basically brand new will I have to pay tax on the CO2 consumption? Is it considered a brand new car or a used car? Now what if I intend to import it to sell it as business? Is this allowed?
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      Eplaque

      20 décembre 2023

      When you import a car in France, irrespective of its "new or used" status, you have to pay a "malus écologique". It's calculated based on the rate that was in force when the car was first registered abroad (or current rate if never registered) minus 10% per year of age (therefore a 2022 registered car will be more attractive: the absolute malus will be less, and you get probably a bigger discount). Once you register it in France, you can sell it anytime.
  • Lee

    11 décembre 2023

    We have a customer who wishes to purchase a 1987 Porsche 928 from us to import to his home in France. I gather the Porsche vin creates a potential dilemma at the French import/customs inspection as Porsche and other manufacturers have a "body" vin and a "registration" vin that differ. ALL cars will have ZZZ affixed to the body vin locations when the body is assembled, because it's a body number and not the official VIN. Bodies were built and later the completed car with engine and other options are assigned a vin which incorporated codes for specifics for different markets. Canadian and "rest of world"(non German market) cars will have ZZZ vin on the raised number plate on the inner fender. The "registration" vin is on the door jamb and windshield post which replaces the ZZZ place holders with code demarking the destination country's safety and pollution specifications. I am told that some customs/import inspectors might reject the car as the vins on the body/frame do not exactly match the registration and other vin markings, differing by the ZZZ placeholder. Is this true, in your experience? Can you assist or recommend someone who can?
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      Eplaque

      12 décembre 2023

      That's a very tricky question. We dont' have experience with such a specific case. In general we believe that it can, indeed, create troubles. It should be double checked with every party that will be involved in case the customer imports the car, namely French customs, DREAL (it's a regional body that is in charge of individual approvals, e.g. for Nouvelle Aquitaine : https://www.nouvelle-aquitaine.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/nous-contacter-a6.html?lang=fr), and finally the ANTS (in charge of vehicles registration).
    • Lee

      12 décembre 2023

      How would I contact customs from Canada to find out?
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        Eplaque

        13 décembre 2023

        Here: https://www.douane.gouv.fr/services-aide/infos-douane-service
  • Sally ANDREWS

    10 décembre 2023

    Bonjour, nous souhaitons immatriculer ce véhicule à notre adresse de Briançon (16 Grande Rue, Briancon, 05100). Nous pensions que le vendeur ferait cela (employé d'une concession Suzuki) mais cela ne s'est pas produit. Pouvez-vous nous aider à obtenir notre Carte Grise ? J'ai essayé via le site ANTS, et même si nous payons l'impôt sur le revenu et l'impôt foncier via le site IMPOTS, il semble rester bloqué. Le nom de propriété doit être Steve MERCER et Sally ANDREWS.
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      Eplaque

      11 décembre 2023

      Consultez notre article dédié à la carte grise pour obtenir toutes les informations et les étapes nécessaires à l'immatriculation de votre véhicule. Pour des informations supplémentaires, veuillez contacter notre service client. Téléphone : 01 84 80 28 27 (service gratuit) Email : contact@eplaque.fr
  • Shelby Burton

    23 novembre 2023

    I have received my registration for my historic vehicle, but now need license plates made. I do not know where to have this done, can you help me with this. Thank you so much!
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      Eplaque

      24 novembre 2023

      In France license plates are sold by specialized companies like ours. You can order them online : https://www.eplaque.fr/plaque-immatriculation/plaque-immatriculation-collection.html If French is an issue to order, simply email us to contact@eplaque.fr stating what you need and we will take care of your order in English.
  • Beverley

    20 novembre 2023

    How do I get numberplates for a box trailer I have from the UK-i live in france and it has been garaged for many years but I would now like to use it and understand it must have its own number plates. I have a certificate of conformity. Is it straight forward to do?
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      Eplaque

      21 novembre 2023

      In France, trailers must have their own number plates indeed, but only when the total authorized loaded weight is 500 kg or more. If under, you can simply use it with a copy of the car number plate. It is not that straightforward since you will have to request a foreign vehicle registration. This implies getting a 846A from the customs, for example. Moreover, if you don't have the invoice or a proof of ownership of the trailer, there light be more difficulties (they are aware that UK trailers are not registered, but will request a proof of ownership).
  • Patricia Roberts

    16 novembre 2023

    I am British but have a carte de sejour. I work in the UK I drive my sons car .if I take it to France when I go am I able to drive it ? Or am I only able to drive it to mt principle home ? Or will they insist I put it on french plates?
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      Eplaque

      17 novembre 2023

      If your main residence is in France, you cannot drive it (in case of road check they will most likely seize the vehicle and demand that you register it), otherwise it's fine.
  • Mark Kaylor

    9 novembre 2023

    I am about to purchase a VeloSolex. The person does not have title but will provide me a bill of sale. This is here in France. Can you advise of the procedure to restore title, insure and tag the vehicle and the cost?
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      Eplaque

      10 novembre 2023

      This is risky. There is a special procedure to register such vehicle, but they will ask you to establish the ownership chain, and prove that you are the rightful owner. Those kind of requests can go wrong if it is established that the vehicle has already been registered, or when the owner has passed away (you need documents from the heirs). To play it safe, it's better to ask the seller to get the registration certificate first.
  • Jean-claude Olesqui

    8 novembre 2023

    Hi, I don't know if you can help me or can point me in the right direction. My first car was given to me by my Opa (grandad) in 1990 and was hygely impotant to me, especially as my grandfather died a few years later. But I never managed to get it home to England and my dad sold the car in France a few years later. I would love to find out if the car is still on the road. It was an Opel Manta series A, reg: xxxx 57. From Forbac in northern France. Is there any way I can find out anything about the car? If it's still alive? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Your sincerely Jean-claude Olesqui
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      Eplaque

      9 novembre 2023

      Unfortunately our approval doesn't allow us to provide such information. You might try your luck with the ANTS.
  • Kate Hall

    7 novembre 2023

    My nephew has died leaving two vehicles which we want to find out more about. The number plates are HH 1474C. and. BM-390-NP He lived in France for a number of years. Are you able to help?
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      Eplaque

      8 novembre 2023

      Unfortunately our approval doesn't allow us to provide info this way, you must contact the police for help.
  • D McKellar

    3 novembre 2023

    I own property in France but i am not a resident or citizen . I purchased a French licensed caravan and need to register caravan in my name is this possible
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      Eplaque

      3 novembre 2023

      Yes, as far as you are able to provide a proof of address in France, you can register any vehicle if you own the relevant driving license (French or foreign). This has been confirmed recently by the administration in charge of car registrations, one doesn't have to be a permanent resident to register a car.
  • jacqueline Mason

    24 octobre 2023

    I thought I needed to register my car and paid the fee here to eplauqe and started the process, but before i turned in my paperwork or signed the e-signature here i realized the car company I bought the car from already filed the paperwork How do i get a refund?
  • Ralph

    23 octobre 2023

    I would like to order my french license plates from you. I have the provisional registration completed.
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      Eplaque

      24 octobre 2023

      Sure, you can order via the online form : , or email us contact@eplaque.fr if the language prevents you to do so.
  • William Nugent

    23 octobre 2023

    I have been in France for six months now and my vehicle has Spanish number plates. How do I go about re registering the vehicle. Can you help.
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      Eplaque

      24 octobre 2023

      Please check out our guide on how to register a car in France. The part under "Foreign car registration : taking a car to France" will be of particular interest to you.
  • Adam

    22 octobre 2023

    Hello, I would like to buy a used car in France and export it to another EU country. I assume I need some export plates with some insurance. Could you confirm that my perception is right and elaborate more on this topic ? Do you deal with such cases as well?
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      Eplaque

      23 octobre 2023

      No, there are no export plates in France for second hand cars, they go with their current plates.
  • Franco

    18 octobre 2023

    Hello, I’m starting a PhD in France and I came here with my italian car entitled to my mother. Am I required to do the carte grise and the car immatriculation?
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      Eplaque

      19 octobre 2023

      If you have transferred your main residence to France, yes. If not, you can drive it up to 1 year.
  • I Smith

    11 octobre 2023

    Hello, i have an English car i have started the process of registering. All documents are with ANTS. However, i need to go to the UK for some time will i be able to do this with WW plates?
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      Eplaque

      12 octobre 2023

      France does not forbid WW usage abroad. However, their acceptance depends on local authorities. I'm not sure about the UK positon on that matter, better is to check with the DVLA, customs or the UK embassy in France. WW can also be used as export plates, so since the UK left the EU it might be problematic.
  • Martin harris

    3 octobre 2023

    I want to register my van in france have current ct certificate of conformity can you help
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      Eplaque

      3 octobre 2023

      Yes, however you'll need more paperwork, depending on the origin of the car. If outside of the EU, you will need a 846A certificate and an RTI if UK. If from the EU, you'll need a "quitus fiscal". For more info you can read our page "registering a car in France", particularly the section under the title "Foreign car registration : taking a car to France"
  • Lagaspi

    30 septembre 2023

    How do I register a car on Spanish registration in france as a historic car, its over 30 years old.
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      Eplaque

      2 octobre 2023

      You have to follow the usual procedure. However, in order to get the "collection" status, you'll have to add to the paperwork an additional document proving that it is indeed a historic car. It's called "attestation de datation et de caractéristiques". You can get it from the manufacturer if it still exists, or from the FFVE : https://www.ffve.org/
  • de Schepper

    26 septembre 2023

    Bonjour, nous avons besoin d’assistance mais n’arrivons pas à entrer en contact avec quelqu’un ni par téléphone ni par Whatsapp. Notre dossier a commencé le 8 Aout et nous avons besoin d’assistance urgente car nous payons les frais d’une voiture de location en attendant d’obtenir les papiers d’immatriculation. Nous avons fait le paiement depuis Vendredi. Merci de revenir vers nous au plus vite s’il vous plait.
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      Eplaque

      26 septembre 2023

      Si vous avez payé vendredi, je présume que votre dossier est complet depuis peu, donc il va falloir patienter un peu. Si vous avez demandé un WW il sera fait aujourd'hui ou demain.
  • Ian place

    24 septembre 2023

    What is the postal address
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      Eplaque

      25 septembre 2023

      Our postal address is : Eplaque 34 rue de la forêt 91860 Epinay-Sous-Sénart
  • Carter

    20 septembre 2023

    Y a-t-il une réduction de 50% sur le prix de la carte grise pour une moto de plus de 10 ans (Corrèze 19)
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      Eplaque

      21 septembre 2023

      Non, les 50 % de remise pour les motos de plus de 10 ans ont été supprimés il y a quelques années, en 2021 si ma mémoire est bonne. L'État a estimé que la réduction initiale de 50 % pour les motos était suffisante.
  • Gareth West

    15 septembre 2023

    Good morning , I’ve lost my carte grisse and need to get my car destroyed, how do I get a new one can you please assist me
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      Eplaque

      15 septembre 2023

      You can request a "duplicata" via us, or declare the loss of the carte grise at a police station, and hand over the proof of declaration instead of the carte grise to the VHU center that will scrap the vehicle.
  • Sara

    15 septembre 2023

    Hello! I bought a car in France from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS). Now I need to register it in my name. I have the Certificate de Cession (15776*01) filled out by Mercedes. Do I also need a Declaration d'Achat? Mercedes never sent me this, and the car is already payed in full by bank transfer. Thanks in advance
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      Eplaque

      15 septembre 2023

      If the carte grise is on their name, it's not required. The purchase declaration is only mandatory when a dealer sells a car that he purchased to a third party, and the log book mentions the name of that third party.
    • Sara

      15 septembre 2023

      Thank you so much for the quick reply! This helped a lot!
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        Eplaque

        18 septembre 2023

        Glad we could help!
  • Christopher payne

    13 septembre 2023

    I am interested in buying a french registered car.but the dealer does not have any paperwork.is it possible to obtain a replacement carte grise.the vehicle still has a valid french MOT.and I am residing in france
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      Eplaque

      14 septembre 2023

      No, the seller must provide the carte grise. The fact that it is missing, or presumably missing, suggests that something is fishy.
  • A.SAVAS

    12 septembre 2023

    Hello, I have brought a car to France in 2018 that had German plates. I register the car in France with French plates, but now after 5 years the German state is asking for the taxes because they have not been informed about the deletion for these 5 years. They should not have been informed by the French state? Regards
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      Eplaque

      13 septembre 2023

      I know that it is mandatory to cancel German plates after export, by returning them. France might have informed Germany, but still they expect the plates to be returned. However if you bought the car to a third party, isn't it his responsibility to do so? After all, it was not your plates...
  • Roelof ZEIJPVELD

    9 septembre 2023

    Bonjour, I have a BMW 235M registered in Switzerland (my main residence) and want to transfer it to France (Gard-30) where I own a second home. Is this possible? Do you know the amount of tax I would have to pay? Merci!
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      11 septembre 2023

      It's possible. It's tough to assess precisely costs. You'll have to pay 30% total in VAT and duties on market value, individual approval and registration itself. It might be costly if the car is recent (the younger, the higher "malus ecologique" will be due).
  • Paul Willis

    5 septembre 2023

    Please can you tell me when my carte gris and vehicle plates will be delivered. My order number is: AP 2307 794P. Ordered on the 25th July. Kind regards Paul
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      5 septembre 2023

      Please call or email us (01 84 80 28 27 - contact@eplaque.fr), as this section is meant to discuss public matters.
  • Ryan loughrey

    28 août 2023

    hi i am a uk resident and want to purchase a vehicle in france. what do i need to remove the vehicle from france to uk is there a de-registration form i can use or what is the process. thanks
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      Eplaque

      29 août 2023

      It's up to the seller to do that. He must register the sale ("enregistrement de cession"). When the new owner is abroad, the procedure leads to the cancellation of the number plate.
  • Andrius

    25 août 2023

    Hello, I am in Lithuania, I bought the car from France, but i can't register it there in Lithuania. All documents is good, but our Lithuanian registration office "Regitra" see car status from France "registration suspended" or similar. They sent inquiry to France, but for 5 days we don't have answer, we don't know that is wrong. Can you help us ?
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      Eplaque

      25 août 2023

      Unfortunately we cannot investigate as we don't have a mandate to access the database for other purposes than handling a car registration request.
  • Roderick Wallbridge

    12 août 2023

    G'day All, I'm considering buying a LHD, Italian registered 1988 Land Rover Range Rover Classic, taking it to my French home and registering it to me at my French address. How is this done? Do you do it? If so, how much for you to do it for me? Its current Italian registration number is xxxx, if that helps. Cheers! Roderick Wallbridge
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      Eplaque

      12 août 2023

      We can handle the registration, but once you have gathered all the required paperwork. In such case it's mainly about getting the quitus fiscal and the COC.
    • Roderick Wallbridge

      13 août 2023

      Thank you for your response. I ask for your help in letting me know what "...all the required paperwork " consists of and where I might get them. And what a "quitus fiscal" and "COC" are and where I might get them. Especially as the car is currently registered, I'm told. in Italy and I live in France. You might also let me know how much your services are. Cheers!
  • Kelly Hamill

    8 août 2023

    n°CG 2308 xxxx Hello, I have sent my documents and paid for my carte grise application. I have received an email saying one of the documents does not correspond to the address given. My address is wrong I think on the application. My address is 9 Rue Basse Mas Cabardes 11380. However on your application is also has my postcode SM52rp from England which is why it is not matching. Is there any way to change this please so the application can go through?
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      Eplaque

      9 août 2023

      If you used our services, please email us at contact@eplaque.fr or call.
  • Cross

    8 août 2023

    Hi, I bought a French car in the UK, it was used only on a test circuit and it has no documents only the vin number as recognition, the vehicle is a 2012 VW, I want to bring it to France, can I do this on WW plates Thanks Simon
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      Eplaque

      8 août 2023

      No, WW can be used only once the car is on French territory.
  • Smith Stuart

    7 août 2023

    Hello. Can i buy a English Q plate car and register it in france!?
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      Eplaque

      8 août 2023

      I wasn't aware of Q plates until you mentioned it. After Googling, I understand that Q plates can cover a lot of scenarios, therefore it's a bit tricky to answer. Without VIN, for example, I doubt the car van eb registered. If it's a custom car, provided that you can pass individual approval, it should be fine, but better to investigate thoroughly the case before buying.
  • Olivo

    30 juillet 2023

    Bonjour, J'ai l'intention d'acheter une voiture de collection en Hollande. Pouvez vous me donner la liste des documents nécessaires pour l'imatriculer en France? Cette voiture un ford f100 de 1956 à été importer des USA par mon vendeur, il a payé les taxes d'importation pour son entrée dans l'UE D'avance merci pour votre réponse.
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      Eplaque

      31 juillet 2023

      Il vous faut la carte grise américaine, la facture du vendeur américain à l'acheteur hollandais, un certificat de cession ou facture entre votre vendeur hollandais et vous et le certificat de dédouanement européen. Vous pourrez directement présenter dans votre dossier d'immatriculation ce certificat de dédouanement, vous n'avez pas besoin de passer par les douanes françaises. Je suppose que vous allez demander une attestation de datation et de caractéristiques la FFVE, donc ce document sera suffisant pour l'homologation. Pour le reste il vous faut les justificatifs usuels pour immatriculer une voiture : contrôle technique de moins de 6 mois, justificatif d'identité et de domicile, preuve d'assurance et copie du permis.
  • Matija

    19 juillet 2023

    Hello! I would like to cancel my car registration ad return the license plates. Can I return the plates via mail since I’m no longer living in France?
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      Eplaque

      20 juillet 2023

      To cancel a French plate you must submit online a "certificat de cession". Plates are not issued by the French state, therefore no need to send them, you just destroy them and that's it.
  • Fedor

    18 juillet 2023

    Hello, I have quite a bizarre case and I wonder if you might help me. I bought a car in Germany and registered it in France. All went well and I received a "Certificate Provisoire d'Immatriculation", made myself a number plate and started to wait for definitive Carte Grise. it was in February. They sent it to me and it failed due to "wrong address". I wrote them an email and they asked for proof of address, which I provided and they sent it again - same story. Since then we are in never ending game of email exchange and attempts to send me the bloody paper.. I was wondering if you are taking cases like this? Please let me know.
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      Eplaque

      19 juillet 2023

      Unfortunately we cannot intervene when a request is ongoing somewhere else. If the recorded address is wrong maybe we can request a duplicate with the right address.
  • Valerie Hockmeyer

    17 juillet 2023

    i have recently returned to France in a car previously registered here It was originally bought in England and registered in France but i had to go back to England for a few months and because of insurance restrictions had to register it back in England I have all of the paperwork for the change and also the originals for change in France as well as the number plates issued in France Will this make things easier and quicker?
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      Eplaque

      18 juillet 2023

      It might help to attach the previous carte grise, so it's a good idea to provide it. The other documents won't help.
  • Patricia Oehme

    10 juillet 2023

    I need to register my British car in France. I have the CoC and the V5C but need the French mot and insurance now. Can you help me please Patricia
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      Eplaque

      10 juillet 2023

      We only handle the registration itself, we don't assist in gathering the paperwork, sorry.
  • Filipe

    28 juin 2023

    Hello, I've moved to France almost a year ago, and it's about time we register my car to have french license plates. The car was bought in Europe, more precisely in Luxembourg, and currently has Luxembourgish license plates; it's a relatively new car (2020). I would like to know what exactly is necessary to do the transfer and the fees associated with it. Best regards, Filipe
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      28 juin 2023

      You'll find extensive instructions on our page dedicated to car registration procedures in France. Besides the usual paperwork you'll need a quitus fiscal and the COC of the car.
  • Robert M.Love

    27 juin 2023

    My Camping Car (xxxxx) was destroyed by a garage fire on 24.04.2023. The Carte Gris was destroyed and for insurance purposes I need a 'fiche d'identification d'un vehicle'. Can you help me?
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      28 juin 2023

      Yes, you can email us to communicate in English or do it online in French : https://www.eplaque.fr/carte-grise/fiche-identification-vehicule
  • Sue Sharp

    26 juin 2023

    Hi French resident for 20 years and have, pre-Brexit, successfully reregistered a British cars in France. Since then, have had French cars! But I now have the opportunity to buy another British registered car. I'm sure I need additional documents and import duty to pay. What help can you offer?
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      27 juin 2023

      Hello, our service is limited to the car registration itself. We cannot provide any assistance related to customs or individual approval. Indeed you'll need a 846A certificate from the customs (VAT and duties) and a "RTI" for individual approval.
  • Goksu

    24 juin 2023

    Bonjour, Nous allons nous installer en France, Strasbourg depuis la Turquie vers mi-août. Nous sommes des ressortissants turcs et nous allons avoir des titres de séjour après notre arrivée. Le propriétaire de la voiture aura un titre de séjour étudiant. Nous voulons bien faire le déménagement avec notre voiture inscrite en Turquie avec une plaque turque. Nous allons faire l'assurance internationale mais je n'ai pas pu trouver une information sur la durée pendant laquelle nous pouvons utiliser notre voiture avec plaque turque. Combien de temps nous pouvons conduire notre voiture en France et que'est-ce qu'il faut faire après cette période? Merci beaucoup. Cordialement.
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      26 juin 2023

      À partir du moment où vous prenez votre résidence principale en France, vous pouvez rouler un mois en France avec vos plaques étrangères. Il faut donc demander rapidement une immatriculation française. Commencez par demander une immatriculation provisoire WW valable 4 mois. Cela vous donnera du temps pour homologuer votre véhicule (RTI à faire à la DREAL), et demander l'immatriculation définitive. Voir https://www.eplaque.fr/carte-grise/certificat-provisoire-immatriculation-ww et https://www.eplaque.fr/carte-grise/immatriculation-d-un-vehicule-etranger-avec-ww.html
  • James

    20 mars 2023

    I am an English person looking buy a used car in France, will a UK driving licence be accepted to produce the grey card. Cordialment.
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      Eplaque

      21 mars 2023

      Yes, although permits not translated in French will have to be translated.
  • Francis

    18 mars 2023

    I have a Uk plated van in Spain What’s the process to register on French plates? Is it easier than Spain?
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      20 mars 2023

      We don't know all the details about the Spanish procedure, so we can hardly compare. In France you'll need a 846A certificate and an individual approval.
  • David Roy

    17 mars 2023

    I imported an Acura RDX from the United States. I was given a temporary registration that expires on the end of March. I'm trying to get a DREAL appointment but the paperwork is difficult to produce. Can I get an extension on my temporary registration?
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      20 mars 2023

      No, unfortunately.
  • Gerald Fowler

    14 mars 2023

    I have bought a 1600kg trailer from an EU country. It is new and has no number plate. I need a ww number but can't get insurance without a number plate.
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      14 mars 2023

      That's right, that's why for such case the owner simply has to write a letter in which he promises to insure the vehicle once registered, since it's not possible to get an insurance without a number plate.
  • Stephen Greenberg

    12 mars 2023

    Good evening, We are Americans who retired to France in July of 2022. We have been living and working for the U.S. Civil Service in the EU since 2012. In 2012 we purchased a new BMW Mini Cooper that was manufactured in Munich to U.S. specifications. It was at one time registered in Belgium as well as in the other EU countries in which we have resided. We have received a partial CoC from BMW France saying the only item not in compliance was the rear signal lights and we had that issue resolved. We believe we have all the proper documentation required to register the vehicle in France but have been hitting a few bureaucratic roadblocks. Is this something where you may be able to provide assistance? If so let us know and we can provide more details and the documentation.
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      13 mars 2023

      What you need is an "RTI", or réception à titre isolé. It's an individual approval, that will officially confirm that your car follows EU regulations. You have to take an appointment with your DREAL or DRIEAT if you reside in Ile-de-France to do so. We can register the car, but we cannot assist in getting the required paperwork.
  • Richard

    11 mars 2023

    Do I need temporary WW plates to get French insurance, so I can register my foreign vehicle to get a permanent (CG)
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      Eplaque

      13 mars 2023

      French insurance companies won't insure cars without a number plate. However, you can simply write a letter in which you promise that you will insure the car once registered if that's your issue. You need to provide such document for a WW as well, so getting that WW won't help in that matter (although it's recommended if you have to use your car immediately).
  • Tim Diment

    9 mars 2023

    How can i change my van from commercial to privatif registration
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      10 mars 2023

      I'm afraid I don't quite get your question, can you be more specific?
  • Julia Lassarat

    2 mars 2023

    Hello, Is it possible to buy/register a car, obtain a carte grise, and insure the car with an American permit?
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      3 mars 2023

      You can register a car, but we don't know if it's a problem for insurers to accept US driving licences.
  • John wyatt

    24 février 2023

    Ref CG624422 Good evening. I sent hopefully the last piece of information you requested on Monday 20th of February. It’s now Friday and I’ve not heard anything. Any reason ?
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      Eplaque

      27 février 2023

      Please contact directly the customer service, as moderators we don't deal with registration files, so we cannot help. Hopefully all is good already.
  • Alexandra WEBBER

    22 février 2023

    Hi, I need WW plates but have quite a complicated question. Could someone who speaks English give me a ring on xxxx please
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      22 février 2023

      Please call the free toll number 01 84 80 28 27.
  • Oleg

    3 février 2023

    We have arrived to France by Russian car. We are going to stay here for 1 year. Is it possible to get temporary French plates because we are going to stay longer than allowed 6 month. Is it possible to insure the car in a local insurance company?
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      6 février 2023

      There are no such plates in France. You could get temporary WW plates, but their validity is limited to 4 months. TT plates are valid 6 months, and can eventually be extended for another 6 months, but are only granted if you buy a new car. If you keep your main address in Russia, you can drive with your foreign plates (and local insurance valid abroad, I don't think French insurers accept to cover foreign plates). If you transfer your residency to France, your only option is to apply for standard French plates.
  • Martin Rudd

    3 février 2023

    Hello I have a French purchased, initially registered in France, vehicle which is now on UK plates but I wish to re-import it into France. How do I go about this?
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      3 février 2023

      There won't be any impact on the procedure, you have to proceed the same way you would for any imported car from the UK. Which means getting a 846A. A new plate number will be assigned.
  • Kath Beresford

    27 janvier 2023

    I have been given CPI WW and have been told I can get the number plates made up. Can I go to any shop doing this or are there specific ones
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      30 janvier 2023

      In France plates are made by approved private companies, so yes you can make yours with any of those. You can order them online via our website.
  • George

    26 janvier 2023

    Hi. I bought a car from a dealer. The car has WW plates and CPI WW, it was originally bought by dealer from belgium and he also gave me the belgium documents (registration certificates). I am planning to register the car in a different EU country. The cpi ww expires in april. Can I drive the car in Europe? Do I need french auto insurance for cpi ww? As the dealer did not give me insurance papers.
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      27 janvier 2023

      The validity of a WW abroad depends on the local authorities. We know for sure that it's ok to drive in Germany. We heard of a big problem in Austria, a reader going back to the Balkans with such car got arrested there. You need of course a valid insurance, unless you decide to transport the car on a truck.
  • John L

    25 janvier 2023

    Hello. What forms do I complete to buy a scooter in France and and export it to Ireland? Thank you John
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      26 janvier 2023

      Assuming the scooter is second hand, you have to complete a "certificat de cession" (Cerfa 15776) with the seller, that's it.
  • Emma Gilmour

    24 janvier 2023

    Hello. I buy a rally car from France. I have the registration papers and I now try to register the car in New Zealand. The New Zealand license authority needs a translation of the French Registration papers - can you help with this? Thank you.
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      Eplaque

      25 janvier 2023

      No, but you can simply get a certified translation in NZ.
  • Peter

    23 janvier 2023

    Hello Joachim Did you receive my last communication about my car being scrapped in the UK but difficulty with the ANTS online site? Thanks Peter
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      Eplaque

      24 janvier 2023

      Yes, the answer has been published below.
  • Peter Wyart

    14 janvier 2023

    I have an Histioric 1972 Mercdes SL 450 Automatic. Can I get a cart grise for such a car. Looking at ANTS it seems not to have a catorgory fot Historc Automatic car? Very odd.
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      16 janvier 2023

      There is no specific procedure for vintage cars. You simply have to attach the "attestation de datation et de caractéristiques" (the FFVE or the manufacturer can provide it to you) to you car registration request, or a request to change it.
  • William

    11 janvier 2023

    I have a car registered in Austria and would like to register it in Lyon. Kindly provide details on your services to assist me in completing the registration.
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      11 janvier 2023

      To summarize the information on the page, you'll need the certificate of conformity of the car, and a "quitus fiscal" to register a car from Austria. The other documents are basic (car registration certificate, proof of identity, of address, driving licence, insurances, some forms that we will fill). You can email us for more details or kick off the procedure.
  • Marco Lopes

    5 janvier 2023

    Hello, I bought a car couple of months ago from a private person far away from me. However I have been trying to change the car name for mine online with ANTS and it's been really painful and I didn't manage to do it. I have the following documents: carte grise signed cerfa_13750-05 cerfa-15776-02-certificat-cession-vehicule-occasion Certificat de situation administrative détaillé ... (And all the buyer personal documents necessary such as driving license, insurance, address, etc) However he didn't gave me any code to perform the change online and they ask me for it. I already tried to contact him again but unfortunately he doesn't answer me again. Is it possible to do it with papers without any code? Or on top of the documents that I mentioned that I have the seller needs to perform or declare something on the ANTS online? Thanks for the help in this matter, I just want to see this issue resolved because I cannot drive the car like this. Best Regards, Marco Lopes
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      Eplaque

      6 janvier 2023

      Without the code it's not possible to do it with the ANTS. If the seller declared the sale via a private compay, you must use a private service as well, such as ours, to get your new car registration certificate.
  • Khan

    28 décembre 2022

    Hello, I hav a car registered in France. I moved to Belgium and I changed my French plate to Belgium. I registered my car in Belgium. The original Carte de Grise was taken by Belgium government for getting Belgium Car certificate and plate. Now my car has Belgium plate. What should I do with French plates? Should I discard it, or I have to send back to France? If yes, to which address? Are there any further steps to do?
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      29 décembre 2022

      You can just destroy them, as none of the plates (front and back) are provided by the state, but made by private companies.
  • LENNART

    27 décembre 2022

    I’m an American, with a California driver’s license. We own a house in 22270 area. I’m currently in the US but will travel to France in late January. Is it possible to purchase a used vehicle today and have it registered in my name and insured by the time I get there? To do it all remotely? The car in question is well known to me as is the owner. The MOT is about 2 months old.
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      28 décembre 2022

      It's definitely possible now that everything is done online regarding car registrations.
  • Andy Crawford

    23 décembre 2022

    I am taking my right hand drive car imported into France in 2016 back to the UK in February. I have an import company in the UK who are handling the re-registration process. Can you advise me or assist in informing the French authorities of the export date and the cancellation of french registration. Postal code 06140. Many thanks.
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      23 décembre 2022

      Yes, we can. FYI there is no specific cancellation procedure, all you'll have to do is to declare the ownership transfer (via a "certificat de cession" form). When the "buyer" is abroad, the French registration is automatically cancelled.
  • +37122445294

    8 décembre 2022

    I have bought a car from France, but it is not possible to register in Latvia! Shows a tick when to contact the French car registration. What is the problem? A request has been sent to you at the Latvian reception, but you cannot wait for a response. What is the problem?
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      9 décembre 2022

      Most likely there is an administrative block that prevents the car registration certificate to be transferred. Go to this website https://siv.interieur.gouv.fr/map-usg-ui/do/csa_retour_dem_certificat and fill the form. You'll be able to see the administrative situation of the car (eg if the car had a crash and an expert didn't lift the "dangerous" status, if the car is registered as stolen, if fines are unpaid, etc.).
  • Gill Foster

    20 novembre 2022

    We have decided to start using our English trailer - under 500cwt. However, our car is now a french registered one. Is it possible to buy just one number plate with reg the same as the car?
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      21 novembre 2022

      If 500 cwt is the "total weight fully loaded" in kg, yes all you have to do is get a copy of the car plate, fix it on your trailer and you are good to go. Just make sure your insurance has trailer coverage.
  • Geoff Leeming

    27 octobre 2022

    J'ai un maison de vacances en France, mais je ne suis pas résident en France. Serre-t-il possible pour moi de acheter ou registrer un voiture en France
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      28 octobre 2022

      Oui, les autorités viennent récemment de préciser qu'un non-résident peut immatriculer un véhicule en France à l'adresse de sa résidence secondaire dans le pays.
  • Andrew Roberts

    25 octobre 2022

    Hello I live in England but have just bought and registered a French car in my name to use at our holiday home in the alps. As the car was first registered in 2003 I have been provided with a new car registration number and need to buy new number plates. If I buy them online with you can they be shipped to my UK address or do you only ship within France?
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      26 octobre 2022

      We can ship them to the UK, no problem.
  • Peter

    25 octobre 2022

    Cher eplaque, I made the difficult decision to hold off on importing my vehicle from the U.S. As such is the case kindly let me know how to best way to secure reimbursement as I will no longer need registration services. Merci beaucoup, Peter Order No. CG755441
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      26 octobre 2022

      Hello, as moderators we don't deal with customers registrations, please contact customer service to sort this out : 01 84 80 28 27 (toll free number) ou contact@eplaque.fr
  • Alessandro

    13 octobre 2022

    Bonjour, j'ai une voiture avec une plaque d'immatriculation essence et GPL italienne et j'aimerais, puisque j'habite maintenant en France, insérer les plaques françaises. Je voudrais savoir comment faire w surtout comment cela fonctionne pour le gpl. Merci. Alessandro
  • Dej Boro

    24 septembre 2022

    Hello I want to buy cars from Auctions in France for Export but some of them are without the Carde Grise. Can you help me to get them? What is the procedure and which documents are required? Kind Regards
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      26 septembre 2022

      Cars from public auctions can be registered without "carte grise" thanks to the "bordereau d'adjudication du commissaire priseur" (but not with us, only the ANTS can handle such specific case), in English the official auction's slip. You can paste this article link in Google translate, it will provide more details: https://www.eplaque.fr/vente-vehicule/vente-aux-encheres-voiture
  • stefan

    23 septembre 2022

    i would like to inport a german car into france. do you do transit plates as well. thank you.
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      Eplaque

      23 septembre 2022

      Transit plates must be German since the car is bought there. You can get French temp plates (WW type), but only once the car arrived in France, you cannot use them to drive to France.
  • Trevor Roberts

    14 septembre 2022

    Have bought a 1979 Fiat 124 Spider at auction in the UK. UK registered since 2015, but U.S. vehicle prior to that ( no supporting paperwork from U.S.) Evidently left- hand drive and as am a French resident I wish to register the vehicle in France… Is this something you would be able to assist/ advise with please…?
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      Eplaque

      15 septembre 2022

      We have already answered your question, please read below.
  • Geir Hvidsten

    14 septembre 2022

    Bonjour, pouvez-vous m’aider avec l’adresse/e-mail du département du service des douanes qui peut fournir une copie des documents d’exportation. Merci beaucoup Geir Hvidsten
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      Eplaque

      14 septembre 2022

      Nous n'avons pas de contact direct à vous fournir, voir https://www.douane.gouv.fr/services-aide pour des informations généralistes.
  • Khouri Thatiana

    13 septembre 2022

    Bonjour, We just moved to France from Denmark and we brought our car with us. I need to change the Danish license to the French one as we will live here for the next 3 years. How much does you company chanrge to provide this service? Thank you in advance and best wishes, Thatiana
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      Eplaque

      13 septembre 2022

      Our fee is EUR 50. We will collect on top taxes due on behalf of the tax office.
  • Fiil

    7 septembre 2022

    hello can you explain or help what to do I want to take my french car with french plates and export it to Denmark. How do I unregister the car from the french register?
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      Eplaque

      8 septembre 2022

      We believe that we already answered your question, just in case... There is no such procedure, all you need to do is fill this form (Cerfa 15776) (you will be the seller and the buyer, respectively with your address in France as on the carte grise and your address in Denmark), then declare the ownership transfer ("cession") with us, for example.
  • Igor Yarzhembovskiy

    4 septembre 2022

    Hello, can you help me to get Carte Grise for Chinese Electric Vehicle?
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      Eplaque

      5 septembre 2022

      Yes, but only for the registration in itself. Which means we cannot assist for the individual approval procedure ("RTI") and getting the 846A certificate from the customs.
  • Brigitte

    1 septembre 2022

    Hi can I insure a French car if I don’t own it ?
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      Eplaque

      2 septembre 2022

      Yes.
  • Tiziana

    24 août 2022

    I’ve just moved to France but I’m not a resident yet. I’d need to register a car I inherited from my dad in Italy, the Italian title is in his name and now it’s too late to transfer it to me. What kind of documents do I need to prove that I legally own the vehicle? There are 3 heirs and my mom and sister agreed to let me keep the car, they can sign a « certificat de cession de véhicule d’occasion » if it helps. Thanks!
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      Eplaque

      25 août 2022

      It's quite complicated since you need all the documents required in case of inheritance + in case of import. Did a notary handle the case in Italy? If yes, you'll need his paperwork proving who is the beneficiary + translation. If not, you'll need a letter signed by all the heirs stating that there is no will, no widow, and that the heirloom is not contested in any way. You'll also need a letter from the other heirs confirming that they grant you the car + a copy of the death certificate translated in French. About the import, you'll need a "quitus fiscal" (some kind of VAT certificate) and the COC of the car.
  • Andrews Plante

    22 août 2022

    I am a UK resident, but have a permanent address in France as a second home. I have a business registered to the french address and a siret number for the business. Can I buy a car in France and register it at the french address for business use?
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      Eplaque

      23 août 2022

      If you have a business in France, you can definitely register a car under it. If you want to register it on your personal name, it's possible, although not 100% legal.
  • Chris Galley

    21 août 2022

    We have a motorbike in the UK we wish to import and register in France. Can you do this for us? Approximately how much would it cost?
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      Eplaque

      22 août 2022

      We can take care of the registration certificate, but we cannot assist with customs, getting the COC, etc. Our service costs EUR 50 + registration taxes that depend on the power of the motorbike and the region of registration.
  • Alan Pattinson

    11 août 2022

    I have a Towbox which is a luggage box which attaches to the tow ball of a car, similar to a bike carrier. Must the registration number be permanently attached to the Towbox or can it be detachable, say on Velcro? Thank you.
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      Eplaque

      15 août 2022

      According to the French law, plates must be attached permanently.
  • Nicola Hoshino

    10 août 2022

    Can you help us with a used car we bought from a friend? We have a crossed out Carte Grise in her name not in ours.
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      Eplaque

      10 août 2022

      Sure, however you'll also a need a properly filled Cerfa 15776 form.
  • Paddy Fox

    4 août 2022

    Ok, thank you. The point the campsite owner is making is that I'm not a permanent resident of the campsite. He does accept that, in certain circumstances (migrants), it might be a permanent address.... (Il n'est pas possible de se domicilier dans un camping. Mais c'est paradoxal car ce que tu as ecrit n'est pas faux, car il y en a (surtout des migrants) qui habitent camping ou hotel). I think I'll stop annoying him now. Apologies, I've left a related query on the French part of the website about just continuing with the carte grise barrée to allow me get the camper home and register it there. I didn't realise it was the same site. Sorry for wasting your time. Thanks again
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      Eplaque

      4 août 2022

      That's right, it's supposed to be your permanent address, but from the car registration point of view, nobody checks that, all they require is a valid proof of address. Moreover, if a car stays more than a year in France, you must register it... Indeed it's a grey area. No problem, we are here to help.
  • Paddy Fox

    1 août 2022

    Hi Joachim. Thank you for your reply. What the campsite owner said was "Comme vous le savez il est interdit d'avoir une domiciliation administrative dans un camping en France". If he is incorrect, is there any official website/law etc that I could direct him to to support this? Incidently, my electricity account was the proof of address used to apply for the carte grise. Thanks again for your help.
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      Eplaque

      2 août 2022

      You will find this information on the official Service Public website. Select "Vous habitez à l'hôtel ou dans un camping", and you will find the answer we provided. The law references are indicated in "Textes de loi et références" below if he wishes to check further. Bottom line is, you can have a proof of address in a camping to issue a carte grise.
  • Paddy Fox

    30 juillet 2022

    Hi. I'm from Ireland and am in the process of buying a camping car. I have paid the full amount and the dealer organised the carte grise. Unfortunately the only french address I have is the campsite where I have mobile home. When the registered post arrived in connection with the carte grise, we were not there and the campsite owner refused to sign for it as he (rightly, I think) said that a campsite cannot be 'une domiciliation administrative'. We did not know about this law. Is there anything we can do?
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      Eplaque

      1 août 2022

      First, it's not true that you cannot have your official address in a campsite. In that case, an invoice provided by the campsite will be your proof of address; by the way, such document should have been provided with your carte grise request. About your carte grise, it will be sent once again when the printing service (Imprimerie nationale) will receive it back. You just have to wait a bit, and hope you will be present this time.
  • Gregor

    30 juillet 2022

    Hello. I would like to know what kind of French plates are EU look but not blue, they are black? Everything else is the same.
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      Eplaque

      1 août 2022

      We are not sure that we understand what you mean. In general, in France vintage plates (black background and white letter) can be used only by vintage cars. About the EU logo on the left side, it must be blue. If it's black, the plate design is not legal.
  • JONES Kenneth

    29 juillet 2022

    We leased a SKODA FABIA from new in 2019 with the option to buy after 3 years. We have purchased the vehicle as of 8th July and received documents from VW SKODA confirming payment and transfer. I have tried since 12th July to complete the changes online via ANTS website without any success as there is a system fault. ANTS are aware of the fault and simply say "Try again tomorrow". I have phoned them a number of times, I have messaged them daily and I have used Facebook messaging too, all without any response. After 30 day I will automatically be fined but ANTS but they just say try "again tomorrow"!!! I have spoken to VW SKODA Finance to see if they can help, but it must be me that makes the registration. I have every document possible, in duplicate, but no way of sending them. Help. I'm visiting family in the UK at the moment. The Carte Gris will remain IDENTICAL as its in my name, address, etc. Only the "VW" name will be removed off the Carte Gris. ANTS suggested using someone elses Social Security number which I did but it still failed and it sounds highly illegal to me. Awaiting your reply. We are officially permanent residents in France btw, after 17 years here. I have a french mobile. Ken & Kathy JONES
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      Eplaque

      1 août 2022

      That's unfortunately an ongoing problem since the car registration reform in 2017. And that's why private car registration companies such as our are successful. You can use our service instead.
  • Bruno Guedes da Silva

    11 juillet 2022

    Hello, I bought a french car at an auction and i need to know if it had a permanent license plate in france. The only license plate i have is a temporary one which is from Belgium. How can i know the french license plates that the car had? My best regards,
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      Eplaque

      12 juillet 2022

      If the car has been exported, most likely the French registration has been cancelled. You can send your inquiry to the ANTS (provide them with the VIN number).
  • Marie Greenberg

    11 juillet 2022

    I bought my 2012 mini cooper countryman in Spain in June 2012. It was manufactured in Germany with American Specs. I have registered it in Spain, Belgium and Italy. It is a base model with xenon headlights and an aftermarket rear fog light. It has never left the EU and I am not selling it. We now live in France and need to register it. I have the certificate of origin, my old Belgium registration documents from 2014-2017, a current CT from Italy and a 30 day temporary registration from the U. S. Armed Forces Italy (AFI) plates. What do i need to do to register my car in France.
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      Eplaque

      11 juillet 2022

      You'll have to make an individual approval procedure (RTI in French, done at the DREAL ; such procedure made somewhere else in the EU are not valid in France, unfortunately) and get a "quitus fiscal" at your tax office (free of charge). If the Italian CT is not older than 6 months, you can use it to register the car. Otherwise you'll have to get a new one in France.
  • Petyo

    9 juillet 2022

    I list the license plate of my motorcycle. What should i do? How can i get a new one?
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      Eplaque

      11 juillet 2022

      In France plates are sold by private companies. You can order yours online via our shop : online french license plates.
  • David

    9 juillet 2022

    What is the cost to transfer the car gris into my name for a 1978 Citroen 2CV
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      Eplaque

      11 juillet 2022

      If it's a car with French plates, with us it will cost from around EUR 130 to 230, depending on the region where you live.
  • Kostas

    4 juillet 2022

    Hello I'm from Greece and i want to buy a used car from France. What is the procedure to legally drive it to Greece and how much will it cost? Thank you very much.
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      Eplaque

      4 juillet 2022

      That's a bit problematic. In France we don't have special export plates. In brief the buyer keeps the plates and takes the car with the crossed registration certificate. The problem is, some countries don't recognize such crossed title as a valid registration certificate. We heard the case of an owner who got arrested in Austria for driving such car, and got forced to register it there to continue his trip to the Balkans. In short, the safest way is to transport it on a truck.
  • Bruce Spencer

    3 juillet 2022

    Hi I am looking at buying a VW tijuana in Germany it will be around 20,000 Euros Euro 6 engine 110 KW. I am a UK resident but have a place in Samoens. Can you please let me know the process and cost for your services to register the car in france. Merci Beaucoup Bruce Spencer
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      Eplaque

      4 juillet 2022

      This article explains how to calculate the tax amount related to the carte grise. For a second hand car you don't have to pay VAT. You just need to get a "quitus fiscal" from the French tax office and the COC of the car.
  • russell

    2 juillet 2022

    .i am a long time resident in france my daughter gave me her english car she transfered it to me in england so i have the v5 english carte grisse in my name i also have obtained the control technique but have difficulty in understanding what is required for 864A and whether a personal visit is necessary I find your website excellent and am attempting to collect all the paperwork i need
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      Eplaque

      6 juillet 2022

      For the 846A you need to visit a customs office in your area, you'll have to fill the form and provide some documents related to the car.
  • Shannon

    17 juin 2022

    Hello, Are you able to help with registering a car for a non resident in France? We are from Australia and want to buy a car to use around Europe. Thank you
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      Eplaque

      17 juin 2022

      Sure, call or email us to kick off the procedure off-system, in English, or use it in French!
  • Angelines

    13 juin 2022

    I bought a caravan in Spain from france and I need the original documents. how can I get them? Thank you
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      Eplaque

      14 juin 2022

      Which documents? In principle the seller has to provide everything. If the COC is missing, you should request it to the manufacturer.
  • Karl Hopper-Young

    11 juin 2022

    I end to register a uk scooter. Honda Vision 110 cc Registration in UK is xxxx
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      Eplaque

      13 juin 2022

      We can register any foreign vehicle, contact us my email or phone for info or kick off the procedure.
  • Neha Gupta

    7 juin 2022

    I am moving out of France temporarily and plan to take my France registered car with me. As per the rule of my new country I will need to register the car in there. However I will move back to France in a couple of years. Can I retain my French registration till then or do I need to cancel it and re-register it later after I move back?
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      Eplaque

      8 juin 2022

      You'll have to register it again, a new number will be assigned then.
  • M. Haidar

    7 juin 2022

    I want to cancel my car registration in france because I want to register it in Italy. Could you handle this for me.
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      Eplaque

      7 juin 2022

      There is no cancellation as such in France. You simply have to fill a "certificat de cession" form (Cerfa 15776) with the buyer and declare it. You can declare it with us, of course.
  • Walter White

    5 juin 2022

    Bonjour. We will be moving to France from Canada in the summer. We have International Driver's license and while our property has not officially closed in France, we have a signed 'Compris de Vente' Is a 'Compris de Vente' satisfactory as a proof of address to allow us to buy a car in France?
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      Eplaque

      6 juin 2022

      Unfortunately it's not enough as such agreement in principle can be broken.
  • Arbi

    28 mai 2022

    Hello, Im Living in France for 3 month , now i want to buy a used car here in france, I HAVE ALBANIAN PASSPORT AND DRIVER LICENSE , can i buy a used car in france and register in my name, drive in france some time and after when i go back to my home country can i take my car with me there, thank you
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      Eplaque

      29 mai 2022

      If you have a proof of address in France (something like a rental contract, water or electricity bill...), it's possible.
  • Susan Simmons

    24 mai 2022

    Hi, I am hoping to buy a french car to register to my french address. I have the deed signed by the notaire, detailing the address and my name as owner from October 2021. i do NOT have a utilities style invoice as the apartment service charges are an appel de fonds and not a facture, from the building management company employed by the syndique. All utility costs are shared between the owners and noone has a direct contract to EDF. Will the deed suffice as proof of french address?
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      Eplaque

      25 mai 2022

      Sure, a title deed is a valid proof of address.
  • Nick Catling

    23 mai 2022

    Hi I have a motorcycle I brought it from Uk it got its 846A form issued last December but bike has been not working so could not ride it it’s now fixed can I get it registered now?
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      Eplaque

      23 mai 2022

      Yes.
  • paul davies

    18 mai 2022

    Hi. We have just made a permanent move to France and need to register our UK bought car. There is a lot of conflicting advice on the internet- can you help please?
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      Eplaque

      18 mai 2022

      We have written a guide in English about that subject: registering a car in France. Please read it, if anything is unclear we'll pick it up from there. You can also contact us by phone or email.
  • M. MAXFIELD DONALD

    17 mai 2022

    J'ai une Citroën C4 Grand Picasso immatriculée au Royaume-Uni, elle a été immatriculée pour la première fois le 16 août 2017. sa puissance nette est de 88Kw et ses émissions sont de 106g/Km. Je veux immatriculer la voiture en France et j'aimerais connaître le coût de cette opération et vos frais. Cordialement M. Don Maxfield
  • Stephen Beet

    14 mai 2022

    Hello, I want to apply for Collection status for my 1991 Jaguar XJS. I am in the process of matriculation and have another CT in a month as it failed the first. What form do I need and what paperwork for the collection application? Many thanks Stephen Beet
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      Eplaque

      16 mai 2022

      You must get an "attestation de datation et de caractéristiques" from Jaguar or the FFVE ("Old Timers French Federation"), with this certificate you can then get the "collection" status.
  • claire belton

    11 mai 2022

    I need to get a carte grise for my UK reg. car. I have all the documents but am having terrible difficulty getting them onto the site. Is thi something you do, for a fee, and what is the fee please?
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      Eplaque

      12 mai 2022

      Our fee for the registration of an imported car is EUR 50 (+taxes collected on behalf of the French tax office). Do not hesitate to contact our customer service for more info or kick off the procedure.
  • CAROLINE

    4 mai 2022

    Hi. i trying to cancel my carte gris as i sold my camping car. i am not living in France anymore and have problem to cancel the insurrance as well. help
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      Eplaque

      5 mai 2022

      In France there is no cancellation procedure. You have to do what we call in French a "déclaration de cession", which means declaring ownership transfer. To do so, you have to fill a Cerfa 15776 with the buyer and declare the transaction. Once declared, you will get a proof that you can use to cancel the insurance.
  • Phil Smith

    3 mai 2022

    SImple question - we are moving Departments to live. I need to change from my existing address to the new one for both my registration AND Carte Gris - or does changing one update both
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      Eplaque

      4 mai 2022

      You have to change it twice, there is no automatic notification to other systems if you submit 1 change.
  • Lasse REJ-ROSENQVIST

    1 mai 2022

    Hello I want to buy a used car from a Volkswagen dealer. I will drive the car to Denmark and do not need french numberplates. How can I drive this car to Denmark. Do you have export plates? Kind regards Lasse
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      Eplaque

      2 mai 2022

      France does not have specific export plates for second hand car. The procedure is the following: you buy the car, keep the plates, then change the registration abroad. However, bear in mind that in some countries, local authorities don't allow new owners to drive with a "crossed" registration certificate (which indicates that the car has been sold). If you cross such country (check with their embassy to enquire), the only solution is to organize transport on a truck or sth.
  • Geza Molnar

    29 avril 2022

    Hi, We are moving to France in July, and we are thinking of keeping my VW Passat (UK, Right Hand Drive), and I would like to now the cost of importing/registering the car in France. Thanks and regards, Geza Molnar
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      Eplaque

      2 mai 2022

      It will depend on many factors. This article about car registration costs will help you evaluate the costs.
  • bharath

    25 avril 2022

    Hi, i am diplomat, working for WHO, would you help me in getting my car registration done. The brand where i am buying the car asked me to do the registration myself. Regards, Bharath
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      Eplaque

      26 avril 2022

      Sure, contact us by email or phone.
  • Rols

    20 avril 2022

    I am from another European country, but currently living in France for a few months. Is it possible to buy a car from Germany (prices are better there) and register it in France for these few months?
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      Eplaque

      21 avril 2022

      Yes if you can produce a valid proof of address, and if you have a valid driving license.
  • Marco van Laere

    20 avril 2022

    I have a Dutch registration plate and am now live in France permanently. Are you able to help me with changing my registration plates to French please ?
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      Eplaque

      21 avril 2022

      Sure, you just need to get a "quitus fiscal" from your tax office, and the certificate of conformity of your vehicle.
  • Mark Barton

    16 avril 2022

    I have a french vehicle with a Fiche d'identification du vehicules. I wish to register the vehicle in Italy but the Italians want a copy of the original Cart Gris to complete the process. Can you obtain a copy of the Cart Gris for me?
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      Eplaque

      18 avril 2022

      Only the owner (titulaire) can request a copy of the carte grise. So if you are, yes we can do it. If another person is recorded as the owner, it won't be possible.
  • Alistair Sisson

    14 avril 2022

    I have a 1970 jaguar E type which I wish to register here in France it has a current MOT and is registered in my name in the UK. I am now permanently living in France and wish to use the Jaguar from time to time. Obviously it would come under the classification of “. Voiture de collection” would it be of help to have certificate from the FFVE (Federation Française des Véhicules d’epoque) ? I hope you can help me. Thanks
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      Eplaque

      14 avril 2022

      Getting a certificate, from Jaguar or the FFVE, is mandatory to get the vintage category. You would have to request that document yourself, we cannot assist.
  • Ian Watson

    10 mars 2022

    Hello I wish to buy a car that is in France on German number plates Is it possible to register the car and put it in my name in France The car is not being bought from a dealer Thank you for your help Regards Ian
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      Eplaque

      11 mars 2022

      It can be tricky. E.g. if the individual is French and already requested a WW registration.
  • Saartje

    2 mars 2022

    Hi, maybe I wasn't clear in my question. We would like to buy a campervan which is located in Colombia on French plates. So we would like to change the ownership on our name in France. We are from Belgium, but we would like to keep the French plates. Could you assist us with this?
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      Eplaque

      3 mars 2022

      Yes we can.
  • Saartje

    2 mars 2022

    Good morning, is it possible to change ownership from a French car to Belgians? How does it work?
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      2 mars 2022

      It is possible, but it has to be done in Belgium. We operate in France, so we are not involved in that (except the car ownership transfer declaration in France).
  • Martin

    23 février 2022

    Hi, In addition to the much needed French plates, can you asses/help deal with the post-Brexit import duties on a second hand car? How do I calculate these fees? Kind regards, Martin
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      Eplaque

      25 février 2022

      We cannot assist in getting the paperwork, we just process it to registrate the car. You will pay 20%+10% based on the market value, as provided by assessment tools such as l'Argus. However you can be exempted if you come to live in France permanently.
  • Sally Devlin

    23 février 2022

    I have received my temporary carte grise. Can I order the new plates via your site??
  • Stipe

    22 février 2022

    Hi, i am from croatia, and i found a car in France that i want to buy. I plan to go in France in few days to buy car and drive it to Croatia.. So when I see car, lets say I go to bank make money transfer, give them proof of transfer, and my documnets, and then what? i will get receipt I supose, and need to get export plates, where do i get them? thank you
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      Eplaque

      23 février 2022

      In France, there is no export plates for second hand car. You get the crossed registration certificate, insure the car then drive it with its actual plates. The problem is the following: not every country recognize a crossed registration certificate as a valid document. One reader told us he has been arrested in Autria, and had to register the car there to continue his trip to the Balkans. So you should check this before. Or simply send it on a truck.
  • Douglas MacKenzie

    18 février 2022

    Hello, I am importing a car that I have just purchased from Germany into France. It is a classic car and I would like a collection registration. Can you assist me in doing this? I would need help in English
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      Eplaque

      21 février 2022

      We can help you getting the "carte grise", but we can't assist for collecting the required paperwork (quitus, FFVE attestation, etc.).
  • Peter Elsworth

    17 février 2022

    I am taking my uk camping car to dreal inspection today. The french insurance ended in January. They will not renew until I have carte grise which means I have no insurance.
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      Eplaque

      17 février 2022

      If you cannot find an insurer, the camping car would have to be towed to the dreal.
  • Magnus Magnusson

    14 février 2022

    Hi, I have bought a car in Frankfurt and need temporary plates to drive it to France via Zwitzerland. 6 days in total. I will then park it in our garage and wait for my diplomatic French plates. Can you help me get the temporary plates and insurance. I would need them by this Friday (I live in Paris). Many thanks, Magnus
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      Eplaque

      15 février 2022

      Those temp plates must be issued by Germany, therefore we cannot assist you, sorry.
  • Geraldine West

    14 février 2022

    We have just arrived in France to live and have an address we own . We have a Volvo V90 D4 Inscription 2019 and a Mercedes SLK 2014 both on private UK plates. I have COC already for both cars. We need help to apply for Carte grise and to insure the cars in France. Can you help? Do we first have to get the MOTd in France? The Volvo would have been due 1st in May in UK, the Merc UK Mot expires March
    • Logo Eplaque

      Eplaque

      14 février 2022

      We can assist, but only for the registration itself. The following link explains all the paperwork required before submitting your imported car registration request.
  • Wright

    1 février 2022

    Good morning, I would like to know if it is still possible to get a temporary french registration for a UK caravan e.g. 3 months, in order for it to be towed back to the UK by a french transport company.
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      Eplaque

      2 février 2022

      It's possible in principle, but for vehicles waiting for a permanent registration. That would imply getting the 846A certificate from the customs.
  • Jan S

    24 janvier 2022

    Hello, I am Canadian with a secondary house in France. I am in the process of applying for a long term visitor visa (not working, retired). I plan to spend about 50% of my time in France but will not be tax resident. I would like to purchase and register a car in France but have been confused by what I have read, with some saying this is illegal? As a part timer here, with a long stay visa, and a maison secondaire, am I legally able to purchase and register a car here? Thanks in advance!
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      Eplaque

      24 janvier 2022

      It's a grey area. Somehow one law says you must be "resident", but on the other hand another says that all you have to provide is a valid proof of address. As a matter of fact, even illegals can register a car in they provide a proof of address, of identity and a valid driving license. We have never heard of a case of a non resident having issues for owning a car. French authorities simply want a valid address to make sure fines are paid. Moreover, if you would come with a Canadian car, you would not be able to drive it for more than one year, after 12 months on the territory it must be registered in France... Bottom line, if you own a home in France, you can register a car, many do.
  • Yiannis T

    19 janvier 2022

    I want to buy a new german car that is not imported in France (a manual BMW M3 - BMW France imports only automatics). Will it need to pass some type of inspection, and is it easier (or even possible) to buy it from a french dealer or buy it in Germany and import it?
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      Eplaque

      20 janvier 2022

      If the car has a European certificate of conformity, which should be the case for any BMW sold in Germany, you can register it "easily" as an imported car. We are not sure whether French BMW dealers agree to buy from their German colleagues. It would certainly be easier for you if they take care of the registration of the car, but technically they don't offer any specific advantage to get the car registration. While it might cost you much more since you add a middleman in the transaction.
  • Nicole Goijarts

    13 janvier 2022

    Hi ,we have a secondary house in France and I just bought a used car in Germany and need French plates. I can’t get in France Connect ,what to do ?
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      Eplaque

      14 janvier 2022

      You can ask someone with a working France Connect account to submit your application. Or you can use our services.
  • Craig

    4 janvier 2022

    Bonjour, I have a SAAB that was originally sold into the United States market. There is therefore no CoC. I've been in the Netherlands for two years. RDW was quite happy to register it after an inspection, in which they stated that it was fully EU compliant (minus CoC). Can you assist me to register it in France, where I now live ? Thanks
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      Eplaque

      5 janvier 2022

      To replace the COC, request an RTI from the nearest DREAL. You can contact our customer service to assist you in your registration procedures Phone: 01 84 80 28 27 (free service) Email: contact@eplaque.fr
  • Michael Dewey

    4 janvier 2022

    I am an American living in Italy (not a resident there yet). I am coming to France to buy a used motorbike, but do not have a permanent address in France. Can you help me with the registration?
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      Eplaque

      4 janvier 2022

      You cannot register a vehicle in France without a permanent address. If Italy allows non-residents to register vehicles, the solution is to buy the motorbike in France, then export and register it in Italy.
  • Robert Lockwood

    20 décembre 2021

    Hi, i have sold my french registered car to an English man who also owns a property in france. The car had a CT last week so we just need to swap ownership on the Carte Grise, can you help please.
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      Eplaque

      21 décembre 2021

      Of course. We can help you in your procedures. Contact our customer service Phone : 01 84 80 28 27 (free service) Email : contact@eplaque.fr
  • Irma Maritz

    18 décembre 2021

    I bought a property in France, including a second hand vehicle. I am a South African resident, but have bee told that a South African passport is not sufficient proof of identity?
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      Eplaque

      20 décembre 2021

      A passport is a valid proof of identity.
  • Marg Lemons

    13 décembre 2021

    I have inherited a car which is currently in the UK the value is low but sentimental value is high for me , I am resident here in France can I import this vehicle for my own use here ?
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      Eplaque

      14 décembre 2021

      Sure, it's a bit more complicated since Brexit, but not impossible. You'll find more info on that page: https://www.eplaque.fr/en/france-car-registration
  • Roland Stross

    10 décembre 2021

    We are intending to buy a classic car which is currently registered in France by the current owners. We have owned a house in France which we have used as a holiday home for 20 years and we also own an adjoining house which has been let for 4 years. We pay tax on this income in France. Could you confirm if on this basis we are able to register this car which would remain in France on the basis that we are not full time residents in France?
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      Eplaque

      13 décembre 2021

      As far as you are able to provide a valid proof of address (which is the case since you own a property), you will be able to register the car.
  • ALDAHWI

    9 décembre 2021

    It is good to know that it is valid without time limitation. What about the line reading: Visite avant le 02/02/ 2022 What should I do?
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      Eplaque

      9 décembre 2021

      This is about the MOT (technical inspection). You must go with the car to a "centre de contrôle technique" for a check. If all is good, you'll get a sticker valid for 2 years.
  • ALDAHWI

    8 décembre 2021

    Hello, would you kindly advice on how to renew the vehicle registration papers?
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      Eplaque

      8 décembre 2021

      What do you mean by renewal? Any car registration is valid without time limitation.
  • Arielle Schwimmer

    6 décembre 2021

    Hello, I received a speeding ticket from the French Police, however I was not in France during time of event. I have documents that I was in Mexico at time of event. Who can i speak to rectify this situation. Someone in France is using my USA license.
  • Steven Worrall

    6 décembre 2021

    I have ordered my plates will I get notification when it is dispatched and delivered to thé relais point I have tried to log in but I don’t seem able to
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      Eplaque

      7 décembre 2021

      Unfortunately as a moderator I don't have that information, I guess so but email customer service directly to contact@eplaque.fr to get an accurate and timely response.
  • Pauline D Matthews

    28 novembre 2021

    Good day, I have been trying for 9 months now to get a duplicate copy of a grey card that is in my uncle’s name. I tried ANTS and it is impossible for me to enter the website as I am not French, do not have a French cellular phone number or address. My lawyer needs the grey card so she can give or sell the car and then close my file and send my inheritance. She is not helping me much and I am doing all the research in how to get this card to her. I will send you more information if you feel you can help me. Sincerely, Pauline Dufresne Matthews
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      Eplaque

      29 novembre 2021

      It's not possible to get a duplicate copy if the holder is deceased. In that case, you have to request the vehicle identification sheet (Fiche d'identification du véhicule) + declare the loss of the carte grise at a police station (they will give you a receipt). With those documents, you will be able to sell the car or get a new carte grise with your name on it. We can help with all those things, call or email us.
  • peter HUDSON

    27 novembre 2021

    HELLO WE ARE RENTING IN FRANCE HAVING SOLD UP IN THE UK WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF PURCHASING OUR NEW HOME IN DEUX SEVRES WE WOULD LIKE TO KEEP AND RE REGISTER OUR VEHICLE. HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE USING YOUR SERVICES WHAT WILL BE THE FULL COST OF PROCESSING THE REGISTRATION INCLUDING SET OF PLATES PLUS ONE EXTRA FOR A TRAILER. THANKYOU
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      Eplaque

      29 novembre 2021

      It will take a few weeks, at least 6. Calculating the full cost is not possible like this, we need more info. Contact us by email so we can exchange comfortably about the matter.
  • Simone Leevey

    25 novembre 2021

    We have a uk vehicle in France and need your assistance to register this vehicle in France
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      Eplaque

      26 novembre 2021

      Sure, call us or send us an email.
  • D Gillan

    25 novembre 2021

    J'ai besoin d'aide! J'ai acheté un véhicule en février et j'ai récemment réalisé que je n'avais jamais terminé la configuration du véhicule à mon nom ! J'ai tous les documents et je sais que je n'avais que trente jours pour m'inscrire. merci de m'indiquer la marche à suivre pour résoudre ce problème.
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      Eplaque

      26 novembre 2021

      Vous devez mettre la carte grise à votre nom en effectuant une demande de changement de titulaire. Plus d'infos sur https://www.eplaque.fr/carte-grise/changement-titulaire.html
  • Peter Flower

    19 novembre 2021

    I am interested in purchasing an English caravan for use in Spain. Both the seller and I are French residents but the caravan has never been registered here and is still on English plates. It has no certificate of conformity (and presumably no other documentation either). Is there a way to get it a registration in France that will allow me to tow it from its current location (in France) to Spain where it will remain? A single journey through France is all that is required. I look forward to your reply Kind regards Peter
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      Eplaque

      22 novembre 2021

      You can register it. The problem being that since it comes from the UK, it has to get customs clearance + if no COC, you'll have to do an individual vehicle approval (called RTI in France).
  • Michael

    19 novembre 2021

    I would like to buy a car from France and drive it to another European country. Can you issue temporary plates for this purpose
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      Eplaque

      22 novembre 2021

      No, because the procedure is that the car keeps its current plates. The owner will give you the "carte grise barrée", (crossed registration certificate), however please note that some countries doesn't allow such cars to drive on their roads. You have to check with the embassy or consulate.
  • Joseph Whelan

    15 novembre 2021

    Hi, I hope you can help me. The French Embassy in Dublin referred me to you. I purchased a Velo-Solex Moped Reg. No. xx-xxx-xx at Auction in Dublin with no paperwork. Can you obtain details of this bike for me to enable me register it in Ireland. I look forward to hearing from you and also include a note of your charges, Regards, Joseph Whelan xxxxx-xxxxxxxxx
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      Eplaque

      16 novembre 2021

      We are a private registration company in France. We cannot provide you with this type of information. You should contact the local dedicated service. PS: For confidentiality and security reasons, we have modified your original message.
  • Lisa

    14 novembre 2021

    Hi I’m trying to order a provisional Ww for a vehicle! But when I go through the process France connect will not let me proceed
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      Eplaque

      15 novembre 2021

      You can use our service for your request. Telephone: 01 84 80 28 27 Email: contact@eplaque.fr
  • Licul Ilario

    12 novembre 2021

    I plan to buy used car in USA and bring it to France and register it there. I own property in St. James, Normandy. Can I do that ?
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      Eplaque

      15 novembre 2021

      Yes, you can do that.
  • Paul Goulding

    10 novembre 2021

    Good Morning, I have a UK motor bike and a car that have just expired their Uk MOT. Both are with me in France. I would prefer to keep them then sell them in the uk. Please can we discuss the costs involved in registering both in france. Both arrived last year in October before Brexit. I have now received my french residency card, I pay tax in france and I own a property in france. I hope you can help. Thank you
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      Eplaque

      10 novembre 2021

      We invite you to contact our customer service and ask them your questions. Phone : 01 84 80 28 27 (free service) Email : contact@eplaque.fr
  • Phil Nelson

    26 octobre 2021

    Will UK citizens be legally able to own French registered vehicles after this year? I have read from 2022 this wont be allowed. Obviously i dont want to spend money on registering a vehicle if , as a UK passport holder, I wont be able to legally own a french registered car after December 2021.
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      Eplaque

      27 octobre 2021

      Please could you specify your source? Car ownership rights in France are not based on nationality, but residency, driving license ownership (from any country), etc. If you live in France, you have the right to own a car, the opposite would be discriminatory. It's hard to believe such rule would be implemented.
  • Edward Bachmann

    6 octobre 2021

    Is it feasible to import a US 2007 Honda VLX 600 motorcycle and get a Carte Grise in France?
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      Eplaque

      7 octobre 2021

      Vehicles that are not certified in Europe must go through a specific procedure (RTI) before being registered. Most of them can get approved, such motorbike doesn't seem like anything special, but we don't have the technical knowledge to guarantee your model would go through.
  • Mme Sarkozi

    24 septembre 2021

    Nous avons uneJaguar, 19 ans. On voudrait la laisser en France et changer la plaque d’immatriculation. La voiture est enregistree en Angleterre. Pouvez vous nous aider? Merci a l’avance. Mrs Sarkozi
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      Eplaque

      24 septembre 2021

      Oui, nous offrons un service d'immatriculation pour les véhicules importés. Si la langue ne pose pas problème, ce qui semble être le cas, vous pouvez faire la démarche via cette page : https://www.eplaque.fr/carte-grise/immatriculation-d-un-vehicule-etranger-avec-ww.html . Pour le faire en anglais, contactez-nous par email.

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