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Gray card: how do i get a vehicle identification card?

Verified 27 July 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

The identification form is a document summarizing the technical characteristics of the vehicle. It will be issued in particular if you have to have the technical control of the vehicle carried out and you do not have the gray card (in case of loss or theft of the card).

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You have to do the technical inspection and you no longer have the gray card

You must complete the online application using the following remote service available on the website of the National Secured Securities Agency (ANTS). It is no longer possible to request an identification card from the prefecture or sub-prefecture.

Request a Vehicle Identification Card

You must log in via France Connect (use the login and password of your account Impots.gouv.fr or Ameli.fr or Idn.laposte.fr or Mobile Connect and me).

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

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 a digital copy (photo or scan) of the following documents:

  • Proof of domicile less than 6 months
  • Declaration of loss or theft of the certificate of registration or any other document proving the absence of a gray card

If you're going to do it for someone else, you need a digital copy of the mandate signed and identification..

The walk is free.

At the end of the online procedure, the identification form will be available in your personal area of the ANTS site, under the heading "My documents".

Warning  

the technical identification card does not replace the gray card. It does not allow driving on the public highway with the vehicle.

You must export a damaged used vehicle with the gray card removed

You must complete the request for a card online using the remote service available on the website of the National Secured Securities Agency (ANTS). It is no longer possible to request an identification card from the prefecture or sub-prefecture.

Request a Vehicle Identification Card

You must log in via France Connect (use the login and password of your account Impots.gouv.fr or Ameli.fr or Idn.laposte.fr or Mobile Connect and me).

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

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 a digital copy (photo or scan) of the following documents:

  • Proof of the reason why the registration certificate cannot be provided (examples: notice of withdrawal by the forces of order, notice of surrender of title to the prefecture)
  • Purchase declaration receipt where the vehicle has been transferred
  • Proof of identity and proof of residence less than 6 months of the owner or acquirer of the vehicle

The walk is free.

At the end of the online procedure, the identification form will be available in your personal area of the ANTS site, under the heading "My documents".

Warning  

the technical identification card does not replace the gray card. It does not allow driving on the public highway with the vehicle.

You bought a vehicle without a credit card at auction

You must complete the request for a card online using the remote service available on the website of the National Secured Securities Agency (ANTS). It is no longer possible to request an identification card from the prefecture or sub-prefecture.

Request a Vehicle Identification Card

You must log in via France Connect (use the login and password of your account Impots.gouv.fr or Ameli.fr or Idn.laposte.fr or Mobile Connect and me).

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

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 a digital copy (photo or scan) of the following documents:

  • Application by the judicial agent or auctioneer or sales commissioner making the sale
  • Declaration of loss or theft of the Certificate of Registration or any other evidence to justify the absence of the Certificate of Registration

The walk is free.

At the end of the online procedure, the identification form will be available in your personal area of the ANTS site, under the heading "My documents".

Warning  

the technical identification card does not replace the gray card. It does not allow driving on the public highway with the vehicle.

You must request a conversion premium

You must complete the request for a card online using the remote service available on the website of the National Secured Securities Agency (ANTS). It is no longer possible to request an identification card from the prefecture or sub-prefecture.

Request a Vehicle Identification Card

You must log in via France Connect (use the login and password of your account Impots.gouv.fr or Ameli.fr or Idn.laposte.fr or Mobile Connect and me).

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

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 a digital copy (photo or scan) of the following documents:

  • Proof of identity and proof of residence less than 6 months of the holder
  • Proof of purchase declaration for destruction of vehicle submitted by an approved VHU center
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of the conversion premium request

The walk is free.

At the end of the online procedure, the identification form will be available in your personal area of the ANTS site, under the heading "My documents".