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Theft of driver's licence

Verified 15 December 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Your driver's licence has been stolen ? We tell you how to do it based on whether the flight took place in France, Europe or other.

France

If you have your driving licence stolen in France, you have to flight declaration before making a request for renewal.

Step-by-step approach

You must file a flight report in a police station or police force.

You can make a online pre-complaint and then sign your complaint on the spot at a police station or gendarmerie brigade that you choose.

One revived you are then handed over to allow you to drive only in France.

The receipt replaces the permit during 2 months.

During this period, you must apply for a new driver's licence.

Who shall I contact

After obtaining the receipt of your flight report, you must apply for a driving licence.

The request is made via a online service available on the website of TWO: titleContent.

To apply online, you need the following documents: photographed or scanned ::

  • Declaration of Flight
  • Digital Signature
    If you don't have access to a digital signature and photo service, you can complete and mail a photo signature (FPS) form during the remote procedure.
  • Justification identity and home
  • Medical advice in the case of a Category C or D licence.
    If you do not provide medical advice, you will get a duplicata the same period of validity as the stolen permit.
  • Credit

You pay the new licence online by credit card (€25).

Online application for a new permit in case of loss, theft, damage or change of marital status

You can follow the production and sending of your driving licence online.

The online service is accessible via FranceConnect or with your ID TWO: titleContent , in French only

If you don't have an ANTS ID, you can create an account to have a personal space on the ANTS website.

Once connected to your space TWO: titleContent, you view your request in the dashboard.

Driver's licence: keep track of the progress of your application to drive

Shipping driver's licence is Expert Letter

This is a secure shipment, with hand-over against signature.

  • The address that you specify during the online procedure must be the fullest possible
    (building number, flat number, mailbox number, floor, corridor, staircase, "resident",...)
  • Your mailbox shall submit first name of the person receiving the mail.

If you are absent when passing the factor, you must go to the Post Office in 15 days with your notice of passage or with the number of the Expert Letter.

If you could not go to the Post Office within 15 days, you have nothing to do.

Your permit will be sent to you.

In other cases, contactTWO: titleContent via the contact form:

Who shall I contact

Reminder

while waiting for your new permit, Flight Declaration Receipt allows you to drive only in France for 2 months from the reporting date.

Europe

If your driver's licence is stolen in a European country, the approach varies if you live in this country, if make tourism or study.

The French authorities are not competent if you have normal residence in another country European.

You should contact competent authorities of that country for a new permit to be issued.

1. Declare the theft of a driver's licence

If you have your French licence stolen during holiday or family trip in European, contact competent local authorities for report the flight.

2. Have your consulate or embassy cover the declaration of theft

You must report or receipt through your consulate or embassy.

The revived is valid 2 months for French authorities but check to local authorities if you driver.

If necessary, local authorities check your driving rights through the EU driving licence network RESPER.

3. On your return to France, ask for a new driving licence

Upon your return to France, you must apply for a new driver's licence.

The approach is via a online service available on the website ofTWO: titleContent.

You need the following documents, photographed or scanned.

  • Declaration of Flight
  • Digital Signature(If you don't have access to a digital signature and photo service, you can complete and mail a photo signature (FPS) form during the remote procedure)
  • Justification identity and home
  • Medical advice in the case of a Category C or D licence.
    If you do not provide medical advice, you will get a duplicata the same period of validity as the stolen permit.
  • Credit

You pay online by bank card new permit (€25).

Online application for a new permit in case of loss, theft, damage or change of marital status

4. Monitor the progress of the application for a driving licence

You can follow the production and sending of your driving licence online.

The online service is accessible via FranceConnect or with your ID TWO: titleContent , in French only

If you don't have an ANTS ID, you can create an account to have a personal space on the ANTS website.

Once connected to your space TWO: titleContent, you view your request in the dashboard.

Driver's licence: keep track of the progress of your application to drive

Shipping driver's licence is Expert Letter

This is a secure shipment, with hand-over against signature.

  • The address that you specify during the online procedure must be the fullest possible
    (building number, flat number, mailbox number, floor, corridor, staircase, "resident",...)
  • Your mailbox shall submit first name of the person receiving the mail.

If you are absent when passing the factor, you must go to the Post Office in 15 days with your notice of passage or with the number of the Expert Letter.

If you could not go to the Post Office within 15 days, you have nothing to do.

Your permit will be sent to you.

In other cases, contactTWO: titleContent via the contact form:

Who shall I contact

If you have your French licence stolen in the country European where you study, training or mission, contact competent local authorities for apply for a licence.

The authorities of this country check your driving rights through the European Union's "RESPER" network of driving licences.

Elsewhere

The process depends on the country in which you have been stolen and the nature of your stay.

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You have lived there for 18 months (1 year and a half)

1. Make a declaration of flight

You have to flight declaration to local authorities.

2. Have the declaration of theft referred to by the embassy or consulate

You must have the declaration of theft addressed by the consular post on which you depend.

The Flight Declaration Receipt is valid 2 months for the French authorities but check to local authorities if you allows you to drive.

3. Apply for a new driving licence

You must then apply for a new driver's licence.

Request made by mail addressed to the Crepic.

The folder must include following documents ::

  • Application form for a driving licence, excluding EEA: titleContent, to be downloaded from your consulate
  • Form cerfa 14882
  • Form cerfa 14948
  • Copy of your flight report
  • Duplex colour copy of a identity document
  • Copy of a proof of domicile
  • 2 identical identity photos compliant. Enter your first and last name on the back. The photos should be pasted on the cerfa forms.
  • Justification of the right to stay in the foreigner
  • Recent proof of installation in the country and departure from France for up to 185 days
  • Proof of previous residence in France before expatriation.
    For example, lease agreement, rent receipt, gas, electricity bills, landline telephone bills, registration certificate issued by the energy supplier.
  • Fiscal Stamp €25.
    The tax stamp can only be bought in France. Call your relatives to get it or get the stamp during a trip in France)
  • Medical advice in the case of a Category C or D licence.
    If you do not provide medical advice, you will get a duplicata the same period of validity as the stolen permit.

You've been living there for over 18 months

So you bought your normal residence for over a year.

You can no longer apply for a renewal or a duplicate of your French licence: get a local licence.

If you have your French licence stolen during holiday or family trip in a country not European, you should contact local authorities to flight declaration.

You must contact your consulate or embassy to know the formalities to be completed.

1. Declare the theft of a driver's licence

You have to flight declaration to local authorities.

2. Have the declaration of theft referred to by the embassy or consulate

You have to make the flight declaration by consular post which you depend on.

The revived flight declaration is valid 2 months for the French authorities, check to local authorities if you driver.

3. Apply for a new driving licence

You must then apply for a new driver's licence.

Request made by mail addressed to the Crepic.

The folder must include following documents ::

  • Application form for a driving licence, excluding EEA: titleContent, to be downloaded from your consulate
  • Form cerfa 14882
  • Form cerfa 14948
  • Copy of your flight report
  • Duplex colour copy of a identity document
  • Copy of a proof of domicile
  • 2 identical identity photos compliant. Enter your first and last name on the back. The photos should be pasted on the cerfa forms.
  • Justification of the right to stay in the foreigner
  • Recent installation certificate in the country due to a mission, a training, studies
  • Proof of previous residence in France before expatriation.
    For example, lease agreement, rent receipt, gas, electricity bills, landline telephone bills, registration certificate issued by the energy supplier.
  • Fiscal Stamp €25. The tax stamp can only be bought in France, call on your relatives to obtain it or get the stamp during a visit to France)
  • Medical advice in the case of a Category C or D licence.
    If you do not provide medical advice, you will get a duplicata the same period of validity as the stolen permit.
Who shall I contact

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