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Road inspection: what papers should be submitted?

Verified 09 décembre 2019 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

General case

During a road check by the police (police, gendarmerie), you must present the following documents in paper form (the electronic version is not accepted):

  • Driver's license (or, if you have just obtained it and have not yet received the license, the examination certificate with the favorable endorsement) 
  • Gray card of the vehicle, even if the vehicle does not belong to you (a photocopy for rental vehicles). You can present instead the Provisional Certificate of Registration (ICC).. 
  • Certificate of insurance, even if the vehicle is not yours

Gray card and driver's license

Failure to show a gray card and a driving license during a road test is punishable by a fine of up to €38.. It is payable in all cases.

You are asked to justify within 5 days that you have them. If you do not do so, you risk a fine of up to €750..

Insurance

Failure to present an insurance certificate during a road test shall be punishable by a fine of up to €150.. You must show up in 5 days at the police or gendarmerie with the valid document. If you do not do so, you risk a fine of up to €750..

  Warning : the above rules apply only to private vehicles and utilities of less than 3.5 tons. If you are traveling with another type of vehicle, specific rules apply.

Anti-Boot Label Installed

During a road check by the police (police, gendarmerie), you must present the following documents in paper form (the electronic version is not accepted):

Gray card, driving license, proof of proper installation of the EAD

Failure to present these documents during a road test shall be punishable by a fine of up to €38.. It is payable in all cases.

You are invited to justify within 5 days you have them. If you do not do so, you risk a fine of up to €750..

Insurance

Failure to present an insurance certificate during a road test shall be punishable by a fine of up to €150.. You must show up in 5 days at the police or gendarmerie with the valid document. If you do not do so, you risk a fine of up to €750..

  Warning : the above rules apply only to private vehicles and utilities of less than 3.5 tons. If you are traveling with another type of vehicle, specific rules apply.