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How to register a 2-wheel or a used motorcycle bought in France?

Verified 02 December 2019 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

2 wheels + 50 cm3

You can take the step

  • or online
  • or with an authorized professional.

To perform the online process, 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

Warning  

it is no longer possible to request a gray card from the prefecture or the sub-prefecture.

Online

You must use the following remote service.

Request a gray card from a used vehicle with a French registration

You must identify yourself through France Connect..

You must have transfer codegiven by the former owner of the vehicle.

You must also have a digital copy (photo or scan) of the following documents:

  • Proof of domicile less than 6 months (or, in the case of joint holders, proof of the person whose address will appear on the gray card)
  • Vehicle gray card, marked with

    Sold on (day/month/year)

    or

    Assigned on (day/month/year)

    , and with the signature of the former owner (or all other joint holders, if any),
  • If you go for someone else, mandate signed identification the person for whom you are proceeding.

You must certify on the honor that the gray card applicant has

  • a vehicle insurance certificate
  • and a driving license corresponding to the category of the registered vehicle.

You do not have to attach a digital copy (photo or scan) of the driver's license. However, you may be asked to do so when you are examining your file.

You must also provide information, including:

  • the identity of the holder (and possibly co-holders) of the gray card: surname, given names, sex, date and place of birth, telephone number and e-mail address,
  • and your bank details.

The cost is variable and depends in particular on the characteristics of the vehicle and the region in which you live.

You can find out the exact cost of your procedure using the dedicated simulator..

Regulation gray card amount must be made by credit card.

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

With a qualified professional

You must submit the following documents:

  • Vehicle gray card, marked with

    Sold on (day/month/year)

    or

    Assigned on (day/month/year)

    , and signed by the former owner. If there were multiple co-holders, each must have signed it.
  • Proof of identity (original), one per co-holder
  • Proof of domicile (original), or in the case of joint holders, the proof of the person whose address will appear on the gray card
  • Cost of the gray card, by check or by credit card (in addition to taxes and fees of the gray card, the professional can ask you to pay a fee to carry out the procedure on your behalf. Their amount is not capped)
  • Certificate of insurance of the vehicle to be registered
  • Driving license corresponding to the category of vehicle to be registered
  • Form cerfa 15776 a declaration of transfer of the vehicle completed and signed by the former and the new owner (if there are several joint owners, each must sign it). If you have lost the completed and signed form, you will need to contact the seller to remake the form.

One Provisional Certificate of Registration (ICC) will be made available immediately. It allows you to travel for a month (in France only) while waiting to receive your final gray card.

FYI  

conversion of an old registration (type 123 AB 01, FNIF) in number SIV shall not affect the validity of the technical control. The minutes of the technical inspection shall be authentic.

You will receive your final gray card under secure fold at home a delay that may vary.. You can monitor the progress of its implementation online..

2 wheels - 50 cm3

You can take the step

  • or online
  • or with an authorized professional.

To perform the online process, 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

Warning  

it is no longer possible to request a gray card from the prefecture or the sub-prefecture.

Online

You must use the following remote service.

Request a gray card from a used vehicle with a French registration

You must identify yourself through France Connect..

You must have transfer codegiven by the former owner of the vehicle.

You must also have a digital copy (photo or scan):

  • Proof of domicile less than 6 months (or, in the case of joint holders, proof of the person whose address will appear on the gray card)
  • Vehicle gray card, marked with

    Sold on (day/month/year)

    or

    Assigned on (day/month/year)

    , and with the signature of the former owner (or all other joint holders, if any),
  • If you go for someone else, mandate signed identification the person for whom you are proceeding.

You must certify on the honor that the gray card applicant has

  • a vehicle insurance certificate
  • and a driving license corresponding to the category of the registered vehicle.

You do not have to attach a digital copy (photo or scan) of the driver's license. However, you may be asked to do so when you are examining your file.

You must also provide information, including:

  • the identity of the holder (and possibly co-holders) of the gray card: surname, given names, sex, date and place of birth, telephone number and e-mail address,
  • and your bank details.

The cost is variable and depends in particular on the characteristics of the vehicle and the region in which you live.

You can find out the exact cost of your procedure using the dedicated simulator..

Regulation gray card amount must be made by credit card.

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

With a qualified professional

You must submit the following documents:

  • Vehicle gray card, marked with

    Sold on (day/month/year)

    or

    Assigned on (day/month/year)

    , and signed by the former owner. If there were multiple co-holders, each must have signed it.
  • Proof of identity (original), one per co-holder
  • Proof of domicile (original), or in the case of joint holders, the proof of the person whose address will appear on the gray card
  • Cost of the gray card, by check or by credit card (in addition to taxes and fees of the gray card, the professional can ask you to pay a fee to carry out the procedure on your behalf. Their amount is not capped)
  • Certificate of insurance of the vehicle to be registered
  • Driving license corresponding to the category of vehicle to be registered
  • Form cerfa 15776 a declaration of transfer of the vehicle completed and signed by the former and the new owner (if there are several joint owners, each must sign it). If you have lost the completed and signed form, you will need to contact the seller to remake the form.

One Provisional Certificate of Registration (ICC) will be made available immediately. It allows you to travel for a month (in France only) while waiting to receive your final gray card.

FYI  

conversion of an old registration (type 123 AB 01, FNIF) in number SIV shall not affect the validity of the technical control. The minutes of the technical inspection shall be authentic.

You will receive your final gray card under secure fold at home a delay that may vary.. You can monitor the progress of its implementation online..