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Change the address on its gray card

Verified 05 octobre 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

After a move, you have 1 month to change the address of your gray card (now called certificate of registration). The approach differs depending on whether the registration number of your vehicle is of the form AB 123 CD or 123 AB 01..

Form AB 123 CD

If your registration is form AB 123 CDcalled SIV, you must have the address changed on your gray card. You must complete this process within one month of moving, even if you want to sell your vehicle.

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This is the 1st, 2nd or 3rd change of address since obtaining SIV registration

You must request the manufacture of a label. This will include your new address.

It is no longer possible to apply to the prefecture or sub-prefecture: the request for a label must be made online.

You can use:

  • or the online address change service, which allows to alert simultaneously the ministry of the interior and several public and private bodies (examples: CPAM, FCA, Post Office, Pole Emploi),
  • or the remote service available on the website of the National Secured Securities Agency (ANTS).

Online address change service

Online address change

Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Dila) - Prime Minister

To declare your new contact information, simultaneously with several government departments and energy suppliers.

Remote

You must use the following telephony service (one video presents the step-by-step approach):

Change the address of its gray card

National Secured Securities Agency (NSA)

A digital copy device (scanner, digital camera, smartphone or tablet equipped with a photo function) is required.

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

You must have (or create) an ANTS user account.

You can register your approach at any time, but you must complete it later, and in particular in case of change, with the following information:

  • Vehicle registration
  • Your new address (the old address will be pre-filled)

You must have a digital copy (photo or scan) of a proof of residence to your new address.

If a third party does the work for you, they must have a digital copy of the mandate signed and identification..

You can monitor the progress of its implementation online..

In all cases

A label at your new address will be sent to you by the Post Office. You will have to paste it in the location provided on the gray card.

The label is manufactured and sent free of charge.

  Please note : if you reside in a foreign country and settle in France, specific rules apply..

You report your 4th change of address since obtaining SIV registration

You must ask for a new gray card.

It is no longer possible to apply to the prefecture or sub-prefecture: it must be done online.

You must use the following telephony service (one video presents the step-by-step approach):

Change the address of its gray card

National Secured Securities Agency (NSA)

A digital copy device (scanner, digital camera, smartphone or tablet equipped with a photo function) is required.

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

You must have (or create) an ANTS user account.

You must also provide information, including:

  • vehicle registration,
  • your new address (the old address will be pre-filled),
  • bank details.

  Warning : gray card payment must obligatorily be made by credit card.

You will have to pay, for the process, the cost of the gray card routing, either €2.76..

You must have a digital copy (photo or scan) a proof of residence to your new address.

If a third party does the work for you, they must have a digital copy of the mandate signed and identification..

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 the final gray card under secure fold at home a delay that may vary.. You can follow the progress of its manufacture online:

Follow your gray card request

National Secured Securities Agency (NSA)

Bring the Interim Certificate of Registration (ICC).

Keep the old gray card for 5 years. After that, destroy it.

  FYI : if 5second change of domicile occurs since obtaining the SIV registration, you will have to proceed as if it were the 1to and so on.

The vehicle is a long-term rental (LLD) or leasing (leasing)

It is the owner, the lending agency, who must carry out the process. Contact him to find out what documents to send him.

Form 123 AB 01

You must declare your change of address within 1 month of moving. This will lead to:

You must then have the vehicle plates changed. You must, as soon as possible, have a professional affix plates mentioning the new registration.

If you are checked by law enforcement when you have not declared your change of address within 1 month, you may be fined up to €750(in general, lump sum from €135).

It is no longer possible to make the declaration of change of address with the prefecture or sub-prefecture: it must be done online.

You must use the following telephony service (one video presents the step-by-step approach):

Change the address of its gray card

National Secured Securities Agency (NSA)

A digital copy device (scanner, digital camera, smartphone or tablet equipped with a photo function) is required.

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

You must have (or create) an ANTS user account.

You must also provide information, including:

  • vehicle registration,
  • your new address (the old address will be pre-filled),
  • bank details.

  Warning : gray card payment must obligatorily be made by credit card.

You will have to pay, for the process, the cost of the gray card routing, either €2.76..

You must have a digital copy (photo or scan) a proof of residence to your new address.

If a third party does the work for you, they must have a digital copy of the mandate signed and identification..

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 the final gray card under secure fold at home a delay that may vary.. You can follow the progress of its manufacture online:

Follow your gray card request

National Secured Securities Agency (NSA)

Bring the Interim Certificate of Registration (ICC).

You must keep the old gray card for 5 years. After that, destroy it.

  Please note : if you reside in a foreign country and settle in France, specific rules apply..