European parking card for disabled war veterans
Verified 22 June 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)
Are you disabled by war and would you like to know if you can benefit from a European parking card? We are taking stock of the regulations.
For civilian disabled persons, the European parking card has been replaced since 1er January 2017 by the Mobility Inclusion Card (CMI). However, the card shall remain valid until its expiry date and, at the latest, until 31 december 2026. If you already have the European parking card, you can request its replacement by an MIF without waiting for this date.
The card allows you to park free of charge and without limitation of duration on the places reserved for people with reduced mobility but also on all those open to the public in the national territory and in all the countries of the European Union.
The duration of parking may be limited by decision of the municipality but may not be less than 12 hours. In addition, a fee may be charged for parking in parking lots with entry and exit kiosks accessible to persons with disabilities from their vehicles.
The card can be issued to you if your disability reduces your walking mobility and your travel autonomy.
It can also be awarded if your disability requires the presence of a third person to help you with all your travel (for example, you have a sensory or mental disability).
You can benefit from the European parking card if you are in any of the following :
- Your walking perimeter is limited and it is less than 200 meters
- You always use assistance for your external movements (human aid, cane or any other device manipulated with the aid of one or two upper limbs, vehicle for persons with disabilities)
- You have a lower limb prosthesis
- You use oxygen therapy (an oxygen delivery device to help you breathe) during all your outdoor trips
If you always use a wheelchair, you automatically fulfill the conditions of allocation, including when you operate the wheelchair alone and without difficulty.
In addition, you must be a French national or a national of the European Economic Area (EEA) or have a valid residence permit, if you are a foreign national.
You must apply for a card by post on free paper.
Your application must be accompanied by the following documents:
- Medical certificate describing your disability
- Color recent photo ID
- Photocopy of an identity document (national identity card, passport, photocopy of the valid residence permit if you are a national of a country outside the European Economic Area,...)
- Proof of domicile (electricity or gas bill, rent receipt...)
You must send all documents to the departmental department of the National Office of Veterans and Victims of War (ONACVG) of the place of your residence, preferably by registered letter with notice of receipt.
Who shall I contact
The Onacvg is responsible for processing the application and the Prefecture issues the card.
Onacvg has about 2 months to answer you.
If you have not received a response within 2 months of submitting your application, your application is rejected.
The menu is free.
The menu is strictly personal. It cannot be used by another person.
It must be visible inside your vehicle and fixed against the windshield. It should be removed if you are no longer using your vehicle.
the card is valid in the national territory and in all the countries of the European Union.
Otherwise, it can be assigned temporarily for a period of at least 1 year. This duration may be renewable.
Your renewal application must be made under the same conditions as your original application.
It must be presented at least 4 months before the expiry date of your card.
If you do not agree with the decision of Onacvg denying you the card, you must in a 1er time to make a prior appeal to this body.
To do so, you must send a letter to Onacvg explaining why you do not agree with its decision. You must attach the letter informing you of the refusal decision. You may attach additional documents if you consider it necessary.
You can send your mail by post to Onacvg.
Who shall I contact
Onacvg has 2 months to respond after receiving your mail.
If you still do not agree with the decision of Onacvg, you can challenge this decision with the administrative tribunal.
You have 2 months to send a letter to the court after receiving the reply from Onacvg to your prior appeal.
You must attach the mail received following your prior appeal to the Onacvg.
You can send your mail by post or drop it off at the reception of the court of your place of residence.
The use of a lawyer is not mandatory.
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