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What to do in case of loss or theft in France of a permit obtained in Europe?

Verified 01 décembre 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Travel in France

In case of loss or theft of your driver's license during a holiday or a professional or family trip in France, contact your consulate or embassy.

You will be issued a certificate on the validity and extent of your driving rights.

Otherwise, you will be referred to the organization responsible for issuing you this certificate.

You can drive in France for Maximum 2 months by having with you this certificate and the receipt for the declaration of loss or theft of your license.

When you return to your country, you will need to contact the competent authorities to obtain a new permit.

If you live in France

If you are settled in France, the European who issued your license is no longer competent to renew it.

You must apply for a driver's license exchange online on the website of theCHILDREN..

The remote service is accessible with FranceConnect or with your login details.

Online application for foreign driver's license exchange

National Secured Securities Agency (NSA)

Accessible with an ANT account or via FranceConnect

To apply online, you need the following documents (photographed or scanned).

However, additional documents may be requested depending on your situation..

You are European

If you European, prepare the following documents:

  • Declaration on the honor of loss of the original driving license
    This declaration must be dated and signed.
    It must indicate the number, authority and date of issue of the permit and, if possible, the date, place and circumstances of the loss.
  • Duplex color image of driver's license if you have a copy of the lost license
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of domicile less than 6 months
  • Digital Signature (If you do not have access to a digital photo and signature service, you are offered to fill out and mail a photo-signature form (FPS) during the remote procedure)
  • Justification for normal residence in France on the date of application. For example, tax/non-tax notice on income, employment contract, social security certificate.

You have the nationality of another State

  • Declaration on the honor of loss of the original driving license
    This declaration must be dated and signed.
    It must indicate the number, authority and date of issue of the permit and, if possible, the date, place and circumstances of the loss.
  • Duplex color image of driver's license if you have a copy of the lost license
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of domicile less than 6 months
  • Proof of regularity of stay in France (residence permit or Ofii sticker on your passport)
  • Digital Signature (If you do not have access to a digital photo and signature service, you are offered to fill out and mail a photo-signature form (FPS) during the remote procedure)

You are French

  • Declaration on the honor of loss of the original driving license
    This declaration must be dated and signed.
    It must indicate the number, authority and date of issue of the permit and, if possible, the date, place and circumstances of the loss.
  • Duplex color image of driver's license if you have a copy of the lost license
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of domicile less than 6 months
  • Digital Signature (If you do not have access to a digital photo and signature service, you are offered to fill out and mail a photo-signature form (FPS) during the remote procedure)
  • Justification for normal residence in France on the date of application. For example, tax/non-tax notice on income, employment contract, social security certificate.

To track the production of your license, you can use the remote service to track the manufacture and transmission of your driver's license.

Follow your driver's license application

National Secured Securities Agency (NSA)

Accessible with FranceConnect or with your login details. If you don't have one, you can create an account.

The shipment of the driver's license is done by Expert Letter.

It is a secure shipment, with hand-delivered against signature.

  • The address you specify during the online procedure must be as complete as possible (building number, apartment number, mailbox number, floor, hallway, staircase, "resident",...).
  • Your mailbox must include the first and last name of the person receiving the mail.

If you are absent when the postman passes, you must go to the Post Office within 15 days, with your notice of passage or with the number of the Expert Letter. After this period, your driver's license is returned to theCHILDREN..

Who shall I contact

Flight Declaration

You must contact the police station or the gendarmerie.

A flight receipt will be issued.

Online application for a license

Once you have your license stolen, you must apply for a driver's license exchange online on the websiteCHILDREN..

Online application for foreign driver's license exchange

National Secured Securities Agency (NSA)

Accessible with an ANT account or via FranceConnect

To apply online, you need the following documents, photographed or scanned.

However, additional documents may be requested depending on your situation..

You are European

If you European, prepare the following documents:

  • Receipt or attestation of a flight report
  • Duplex color image of driver's license if you have a copy of the lost license
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of domicile less than 6 months
  • Digital Signature (If you do not have access to a digital photo and signature service, you are offered to fill out and mail a photo-signature form (FPS) during the remote procedure)
  • Justification for normal residence in France on the date of application. For example, tax/non-tax notice on income, employment contract, social security certificate.
  • Fiscal stamp from €25

You have the nationality of another State

  • Receipt or attestation of a flight report
  • Duplex color image of driver's license if you have a copy of the lost license
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of domicile less than 6 months
  • Proof of regularity of stay in France (residence permit or Ofii sticker on your passport)
  • Digital Signature (If you do not have access to a digital photo and signature service, you are offered to fill out and mail a photo-signature form (FPS) during the remote procedure)
  • Fiscal stamp from €25

You are French

  • Receipt or attestation of a flight report
  • Duplex color image of driver's license if you have a copy of the lost license
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of domicile less than 6 months
  • Digital Signature (If you do not have access to a digital photo and signature service, you are offered to fill out and mail a photo-signature form (FPS) during the remote procedure)
  • Justification for normal residence in France on the date of application. For example, tax/non-tax notice on income, employment contract, social security certificate.
  • Fiscal stamp from €25

To track the production of your license, you can use the remote service to track the manufacture and transmission of your driver's license.

Follow your driver's license application

National Secured Securities Agency (NSA)

Accessible with FranceConnect or with your login details. If you don't have one, you can create an account.

The shipment of the driver's license is done by Expert Letter.

It is a secure shipment, with hand-delivered against signature.

  • The address you specify during the online procedure must be as complete as possible (building number, apartment number, mailbox number, floor, hallway, staircase, "resident",...).
  • Your mailbox must include the first and last name of the person receiving the mail.

If you are absent when the postman passes, you must go to the Post Office within 15 days, with your notice of passage or with the number of the Expert Letter. After this period, your driver's license is returned to theCHILDREN..

Who shall I contact