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Questions on Registration of vehicles in France

What is a carte grise in france?

The term "carte grise (gray card)" means in France the registration certificate. The French registration certificate (carte grise) is mandatory for French and foreign drivers domiciled in France wishing to travel on public roads in France or resell their vehicle.

Who must register his vehicle in France?

The French registration certificate (carte grise) is mandatory for French and foreign drivers domiciled in France wishing to travel on public roads in France or resell their vehicle.

Deadline for registering a vehicle in France

The French registration certificate must be requested by the new owner, within less than a month after the vehicle purchase date. Beyond the period of 1 month, the vehicle can not be driven on french public roads as the new owner does not rectify its situation. If police control, the driver faces a fine of the fourth class of up to 750 euros.

What documents are required to register my vehicle in France?

To register a vehicle in his name (application procedure of change in ownership of a used vehicle or registration process of a new vehicle), the applicant must submit the following required documents and be able to prove his identity.

documents provided by the seller with the vehicle:

Supporting documents:

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