Specialists in the registration of véhicles imported to France for individuals and corporations' executive

...BMW, Chrysler, Ford,General Motors, Honda, Hyunday, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Opel, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkwagen, etc...

Below are the replies to the most frequently asked questions from our clients who want to understand the registration procedure


What do you mean by complying to European standards ? Top
To meet European Union standards and to be registered by the appropriate regulatory body, the vehicle must conform to certain specifications for :

  • lights and signals
  • brakes
  • engine
  • safety…

Except where exemptions are appropriate, we will ensure that all the technical modifications are done to guarantee that the vehicle will be registered.


Can I still register a vehicle if the make or model isn’t officially recognized in France ? Top
Yes, we can obtain appropriate exemptions for parts that would be too difficult to modify such as windows, safety belts, etc.


How long does it take to obtain registration ? Top
It takes about two (2) months to obtain approval from the Transport department. The administration procedure, which requires the files to be forwarded to the various departments concerned, takes, in general, a futher two (2) or three (3) months.


For how long can I drive in France with foreign license plates ? Top
Once the file is registered by the administration, and the vehicle is insured according to French Regulations, you may continue to drive your car until you obtain your “carte grise” (French registration document). Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any problems obtaining insurance with foreign license plates, we can help to facilitate the process.


What papers do I need to provide ? Top

  • Foreign registration document (Title)
  • License plate number, if it doesn’t appear on the Title (registration card)
  • Custom receipt - Your original work permit (“Carte de séjour”)
  • Proof of your address in France (electricity / telephone bill)

These documents will be needed for a short period of time, generally only two (2) days, to register your file with the appropriate authorities.