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Gray card: registration of a new vehicle

Verified 13 October 2020 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of the Interior

If you buy a car in France or abroad, you have 1 month to register it and thus obtain the gray card (called certificate of registration). In the event of a roadside inspection, failure to show a gray card may result in a fine of up to €750 (in general, flat-rate fine of €135). You also risk the immediate immobilization of the vehicle. The procedure is no longer carried out in the prefecture, but in theCHILDREN: titleContent dematerialized.

Purchase in France

In most cases, the application for registration can be made directly with the professional who sells the vehicle to you.

Alternatively, you can make the online request yourself using the following teleservice:

Apply for registration of a new vehicle

You must identify yourself through France Connect..

A digital copy device (scanner, digital camera, smartphone or tablet with photo function) is required. The format of the scanned documents to be transmitted may be one of the following: JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, PDF.

Of numeric points (with computers, printers and scanners) are available in each prefecture and in most sub-prefectures. You can accomplish the process, helped by mediators if you encounter difficulties with the use of the Internet.

You can also be accompanied in your walk in a house of services to the public.

Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is no longer possible to request a gray card from the prefecture or the sub-prefecture.

Répondez aux questions successives et les réponses s’afficheront automatiquement

You have the form cerfa n°13749 ("3 in 1")

You must have a digital copy (photo or scan) of the following documents:

  • Form cerfa 13749, which serves as both an application for registration, a tax certificate, a certificate of conformity and a sales certificate
  • Proof of domicile less than 6 months (in the case of joint holders, proof of the person whose address will appear on the gray card)
  • If you go for someone else, mandate signed identification the person for whom you are proceeding
  • If the vehicle has special technical characteristics (examples: incomplete vehicle, converted), additional documentary evidence

You must certify on the honor that the gray card applicant has

  • a vehicle insurance certificate
  • and a driving license corresponding to the category of the registered vehicle.

You do not have to attach a digital copy (photo or scan) of the driver's license. However, you may be asked to do so when you are examining your file.

Regulation gray card amount must be made by credit card.

At the end of the procedure, you will get:

  • a file number,
  • an acknowledgement of your application
  • and an Interim Certificate of Registration (ICC), which you must print out. The CPI allows you to travel for 1 month, only in France, waiting to receive your gray card.

You will receive your gray card under secure fold generally in the 7 working days..

However, the delay may be longer

  • if your request is incomplete or needs to be analyzed by the instructor department (the production of the gray card can only be launched after this step)
  • or based on the number of requests being processed.

FYI  

conversion of an old registration (type 123 AB 01, FNIF) in number SIV shall not affect the validity of the technical control. The minutes of the technical inspection shall be authentic.

You can follow the progress of your case on the website of the National Secured Securities Agency (ANTS):

Follow your gray card request

If you are not present during the passage of the factor, a notice of passage will be filed with you. You then have 15 days to retrieve your document at La Poste (or give a proxy to a third party to do it for you). After this period, the title is returned to the sender. You will need to contact the ANTS to have it returned to you.

Other case

You must have a digital copy (photo or scan) of the following documents:

  • Cerfa form n°13749, which you can download and print as part of the procedure
  • Proof of domicile less than 6 months (in the case of joint holders, proof of the person whose address will appear on the gray card)
  • Seller's invoice or other proof of sale
  • Certificate of conformity to the Community type (original) issued by the manufacturer or his representative in France. It may be issued as a digital document.
  • If the vehicle has special technical characteristics (examples: incomplete vehicle, converted), additional documentary evidence
  • If you go for someone else, mandate signed identification the person for whom you are proceeding.

You must certify on the honor that the gray card applicant has

  • a vehicle insurance certificate
  • and a driving license corresponding to the category of the registered vehicle.

You do not have to attach a digital copy (photo or scan) of the driver's license. However, you may be asked to do so when you are examining your file.

Regulation gray card amount must be made by credit card.

At the end of the procedure, you will get:

  • a file number,
  • an acknowledgement of your application
  • and an Interim Certificate of Registration (ICC), which you must print out. The CPI allows you to travel for 1 month, only in France, waiting to receive your gray card.

You will receive your gray card under secure fold generally in the 7 working days..

However, the delay may be longer

  • if your request is incomplete or needs to be analyzed by the instructor department (the production of the gray card can only be launched after this step)
  • or based on the number of requests being processed.

FYI  

conversion of an old registration (type 123 AB 01, FNIF) in number SIV shall not affect the validity of the technical control. The minutes of the technical inspection shall be authentic.

You can follow the progress of your case on the website of the National Secured Securities Agency (ANTS):

Follow your gray card request

If you are not present during the passage of the factor, a notice of passage will be filed with you. You then have 15 days to retrieve your document at La Poste (or give a proxy to a third party to do it for you). After this period, the title is returned to the sender. You will need to contact the ANTS to have it returned to you.

The cost of the gray card varies. It depends in particular on the characteristics of the vehicle and the region in which you live.

You can estimate the cost of your gray card using this simulator:

Calculate the cost of the greycard

You have 1 month to do the walk. If you do not make the step on time and you are controlled by the police, you risk a fine of up to €750 (in general, flat-rate fine of €135).

Purchase abroad

You must complete the online registration application using the following remote service:

Apply for registration of a new vehicle

You must identify yourself through France Connect..

A digital copy device (scanner, digital camera, smartphone or tablet with photo function) is required. The format of the scanned documents to be transmitted may be one of the following: JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, PDF.

Of numeric points (with computers, printers and scanners) are available in each prefecture and in most sub-prefectures. You can accomplish the process, helped by mediators if you encounter difficulties with the use of the Internet.

You can also be accompanied in your walk in a house of services to the public.

Who shall I contact

Warning  

it is no longer possible to request a gray card from the prefecture or the sub-prefecture.

Répondez aux questions successives et les réponses s’afficheront automatiquement

You have the form cerfa n°13749 ("3 in 1")

You must have a digital copy (photo or scan) of the following documents:

  • Form cerfa 13749, which serves as both an application for registration, a tax certificate, a certificate of conformity and a sales certificate
  • Proof of domicile less than 6 months (in the case of joint holders, proof of the person whose address will appear on the gray card)
  • If you go for someone else, mandate signed identification the person for whom you are proceeding
  • If the vehicle has special technical characteristics (examples: incomplete vehicle, converted), additional documentary evidence

You must certify on the honor that the gray card applicant has

  • a vehicle insurance certificate
  • and a driving license corresponding to the category of the registered vehicle.

You do not have to attach a digital copy (photo or scan) of the driver's license. However, you may be asked to do so when you are examining your file.

Regulation gray card amount must be made by credit card.

At the end of the procedure, you will get:

  • a file number,
  • an acknowledgement of your application
  • and an Interim Certificate of Registration (ICC), which you must print out. The CPI allows you to travel for 1 month, only in France, waiting to receive your gray card.

You will receive your gray card under secure fold generally in the 7 working days..

However, the delay may be longer

  • if your request is incomplete or needs to be analyzed by the instructor department (the production of the gray card can only be launched after this step)
  • or based on the number of requests being processed.

FYI  

conversion of an old registration (type 123 AB 01, FNIF) in number SIV shall not affect the validity of the technical control. The minutes of the technical inspection shall be authentic.

You can follow the progress of your case on the website of the National Secured Securities Agency (ANTS):

Follow your gray card request

If you are not present during the passage of the factor, a notice of passage will be filed with you. You then have 15 days to retrieve your document at La Poste (or give a proxy to a third party to do it for you). After this period, the title is returned to the sender. You will need to contact the ANTS to have it returned to you.

Other case

You must have a digital copy (photo or scan) of the following documents:

  • Cerfa form n°13750, which you can download and print as part of the procedure
  • Proof of domicile less than 6 months (in the case of joint holders, proof of the person whose address will appear on the gray card)
  • Seller's invoice or other proof of sale
  • Certificate of conformity to the Community type (original) issued by the manufacturer or his representative in France
  • If the vehicle is from a countries of the European Union, tax deduction or a statement of exemption issued by the tax services territorially competent on the certificate of conformity). Tax clearance or exemption notice is not required for a trailer or semi-trailer.
  • If the vehicle is coming from a country outside the European Union, certificate 846A issued by the customs service or exemption issued by the territorial tax services or customs visa on the certificate of conformity.. This document is not required for a trailer or semi-trailer.
  • If the vehicle has special technical characteristics (examples: incomplete vehicle, converted), additional documentary evidence
  • If you go for someone else, mandate signed identification the person for whom you are proceeding.

You must certify on the honor that the gray card applicant has

  • a vehicle insurance certificate
  • and a driving license corresponding to the category of the registered vehicle.

You do not have to attach a digital copy (photo or scan) of the driver's license. However, you may be asked to do so when you are examining your file.

Regulation gray card amount must be made by credit card.

At the end of the procedure, you will get:

  • a file number,
  • an acknowledgement of your application
  • and an Interim Certificate of Registration (ICC), which you must print out. The CPI allows you to travel for 1 month, only in France, waiting to receive your gray card.

You will receive your gray card under secure fold generally in the 7 working days..

However, the delay may be longer

  • if your request is incomplete or needs to be analyzed by the instructor department (the production of the gray card can only be launched after this step)
  • or based on the number of requests being processed.

FYI  

conversion of an old registration (type 123 AB 01, FNIF) in number SIV shall not affect the validity of the technical control. The minutes of the technical inspection shall be authentic.

You can follow the progress of your case on the website of the National Secured Securities Agency (ANTS):

Follow your gray card request

If you are not present during the passage of the factor, a notice of passage will be filed with you. You then have 15 days to retrieve your document at La Poste (or give a proxy to a third party to do it for you). After this period, the title is returned to the sender. You will need to contact the ANTS to have it returned to you.

The cost of the gray card varies. It depends in particular on the characteristics of the vehicle and the region in which you live.

You can estimate the cost of your gray card using this simulator:

Calculate the cost of the greycard

You have 1 month to do the walk. If you do not make the step on time and you are controlled by the police, you risk a fine of up to €750 (in general, flat-rate fine of €135).