Vehicle Registration

From classic cars and motorbikes to the very latest models, we handle the entire registration process on your behalf.

With 1000’s of foreign vehicles successfully registered in France already, our Admin team will have your vehicle on French plates in no time.

What does the process look like?

Here’s a step by step breakdown

We send you a quote

We’ll send you a quote based on details you provide about your vehicle. 

Document collection

Once we have received your deposit, we’ll ask you for the documents we need. 

Contacting French authorities

We contact the French authorities on your behalf to obtain the obligatory Quitus Fiscal/Certificat de Dédouanement.

Proof of upload

We forward confirmation to you that your registration application has been lodged. You will need to send this to your French insurance company so that you are road legal while waiting for your new French number plate. 

Carte Grise

You’ll receive your registration certificate (Carte Grise) by post. 

Final steps!

You can now exchange your foreign number plate for a French one at any garage and we’ll advise you on de-registering your vehicle from its country of origin. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost depends on your vehicle’s year of registration, horsepower, environmental impact and local car tax.
 Once you have given us those details, we’ll send you a free no-obligation detailed quote within 24 hours. You can then study the full cost breakdown and decide if you would like to go ahead.

Our quote includes obtaining the necessary documents from the French authorities, the payment of taxes to ANTS for the registration of your car and the entire process from the beginning until you receive your Carte Grise by post.

Our quote does not include the price for obtaining a Certificate of Conformity (if your vehicle needs one), the contrôle technique or the number plates.

We will provide your insurance company with a document proving that the importation process is in progress so you can be fully insured while the process is taking place. Our partner FAB Insurance is a specialist in this field, we would highly recommend contacting to get a quote. 

Registering your vehicle will usually take between 2 – 4 months

If your primary residence is in France, you are normally obliged to register a foreign vehicle within one month of its arrival. However, you can still register it later than that so just contact us as soon as you are ready.

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