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How do I get a new category added to your driver's license?

Verified 03 February 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

If you have new category of driving license, you must ask most quickly possible one new permit which includes this new category.

Indeed, the Driver's License Examination Certificate (CRC), obtained after passing the practical test, allows you to drive only during 4 months the new vehicle category.

The demand of new permit is done online on the websiteANTS: titleContent.

Prepare the documents versions of photographed or digitized :

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of domicile
  • 1 digital photo-signature
    If you do not have access to a photo and digital signature service, you are invited to fill in and mail a photo-signature form (FPS) during the teleprocedure.
  • Current driving license
  • If you are under 21 years of age and have only AM permit, copy of theASSR: titleContent of 2nd level orASR: titleContent, or failing this (e.g. in case of loss) declaration of honor
  • If necessary, medical opinion (form cerfa no. 14880)
  • If necessary, a certificate of completion of the training enabling the A2 permit to A permit
  • If necessary, a diploma or certificate or professional title certifying completion of a driver's training by road
  • If necessary, an undertaking on the honor to follow the initial qualification named Fimo: titleContent within 1 year, or FIMO certification (addition of categories D and FROM by a candidate under the age of 24)
  • If you are French, aged from 17 years to 25 years, individual certificate of participation in the Defense and Citizenship Day (JDC) or individual exemption certificate, or national service status certificate, or provisional national service status certificate
  • If you are a foreigner, proof of regularity of the stay or, if you are exempt from a residence permit, proof of your presence in France for at least 6 months (payroll, rent receipt...)

The on-line service is accessible with FranceConnect or with your ANTS credentials, in French only. If you do not have ANTS credentials, it is proposed to create an account to have a personal space on the ANTS website.

Online application for a driving license following the passing of an examination

You can follow online on the websiteANTS: titleContent the progress of your demand of driving license.

Track the progress of your driving license application

Please note

destroy your old driving license upon receipt of the new.

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The infographic explains the information on the driving license:

Front of the driving license:

1. Name of holder

2. Surname of the holder

3. Date and place of birth of holder

4a. Date of issue of the certificate

4b. End date of validity of the security

4c. Issuing authority

5. Title number

7. Signature of the holder

9. Categories of permits

Unnumbered legend: symbol and name of the State which issued the driving license

Reverse side of the permit:

9. Categories of permits

10. Date of 1re issue of each category of permit

11. Expiry date of each license category

12. Restrictive codes. For example: 01.01 for glasses

Unnumbered Legend: File Number (NEPH Number)

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