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How do I change the name of my city or street if my name changes?

Verified 13 décembre 2019 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

You must have your gray card (now called certificate of registration) if the name of your commune or street changes. 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 CD »called SIV, you must have the address changed on your gray card within one month.

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

The request must be made online. A label will then be sent to you by the Post Office. It will mention your new address. You will need to paste it on your gray card in the intended location.

  Please note : it is no longer possible to do this at the counter in prefectures or sub-prefectures.

You can use

  • or the online address change notification service, which allows to alert simultaneously several public and private bodies (examples: CPAM, Caf, The Post Office, Employment Center),
  • or the remote service available on the website of the National Secured Securities Agency (ANTS).

Online address change reporting 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.

You can register your approach at any time to complete it later.

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 must also provide information, including:

  • 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..

The cost of the label is free.

You can monitor the progress of its implementation online..

  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 at the counter in prefectures or sub-prefectures: the gray card request must be made online. 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 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)

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.

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 one month.

You will not be able to keep the registration of the form « 123 AB 01 ».. The declaration of change of address shall entail:

You will then have to ask a professional to put new license plates on your vehicle as soon as possible.

If you are checked by the police and have not declared your change of address within one 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..