What vehicle documents are required during a roadside check?

Verified 01 April 2024 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

During a road check by the police (police, gendarmerie), you must present the following documents:

  • Driving license
    If you have just obtained a driver's license, present the Driver's License Examination Certificate (CRC) with favorable mention.
    In case of accompanied driving, the person accompanying the student driver must present his or her license.
    In case of loss or theft of the license, on loss or theft report receipt replaces the permit for Maximum 2 months.
  • Carte grise Certificate of Registration (C.A.R.), and if necessary carte grise trailer's
    Carte grise carte grise You must present the vehicle description even if it is not yours (a copy of the description for a rental vehicle).
    If the application for vehicle registration is in progress, submit the Provisional Certificate of Registration (PIC).
    Carte grise The gift of vehicle subject to roadworthiness tests constitutes a proof of roadworthiness if it is completed with the registration certificate or with the expiry date of the check.
  • If you drive a 3-wheel scooter or a 125 motorcycle with a B license (license obtained since March 1980), certificate of training or information statement from your insurer
  • If you have an obligation to driving with a DAE, document certifying that your vehicle is equipped with an alcohol ignition interlock (EAD) and its operation has been verified.
    You must also present the judicial or administrative decision authorizing you to drive a vehicle equipped with a DAE.

Please note

Law enforcement can also check if you have mandatory equipment by car (signaling triangle...) or on motorcycles (helmet, high visibility vest...).


Since 1er April 2024, it is no longer mandatory to submit insurance papers during a roadside check. Indeed, law enforcement authorities consult the register of insured vehicles (FVA) and check whether the vehicle is insured with its registration number.

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