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carte grise: What is the Interim Certificate of Registration (ICC)?

Verified 05 February 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

The Interim Certificate of Registration (ICC) is a provisional document issued by the National Secured Securities Agency (ANTS) in case of application for registration.

General case

The provisional certificate of registration (CPI) allows you to travel in France only 1 month pending receipt of final carte grise.

If you make your carte grise request online, the online service provides you with an Interim Certificate of Registration (ICC), which you must download and print.

If you use professional, it will give you the CPI in paper version immediately.

The CPI only allows you to travel in France 1 month pending receipt of final carte grise.

The vehicle registration number indicated on the CPI is the final vehicle number and permits the immediate placing of the licence plates.

Sample provisional certificate of registration (ICC) - plus de détails dans le texte suivant l'infographie
Crédits: Direction de l'information légale et administrativeProvisional Certificate of Registration (ICC)

Sample provisional certificate of registration (ICC)

It is possible to sell or donate your vehicle with the ICC. In addition to the certificate of assignment, the seller must also provide the purchaser with the CPI on which it indicates the

Sold on (day/month/year)


Assigned on (day/month/year)

, together with his signature.

But attention, the buyer will not be able to re-register this vehicle with the ICC: he will have to wait for the final certificate of registration issued by the seller to request a new registration.


for a short-term rental vehicle, the duration of the CPI is increased to 8 months. For a diplomatic registration, the duration is 3 months.


One CPI WW allows you to travel abroad. However, the validity of a French WW CPI remains subject to the agreement of the State in which you will travel.

One Standard WW CPI has a validity period of 4 months.

One CPI WW of new vehicle sold incomplete for bodywork has a validity period of 3 months. It can be extended once for 3 months (automatically in case the carte grise is not issued).