Contact SF’s vehicle registration expert - and professional - Mark Rimmer. Open any vehicle admin thread and you will soon find him. A PM to him and you’re off, tho’ I think he’s extemely busy a.t.mo.
He’s doing my re-reg as we speak. I didn’t declare my RHD GB car to DVLA as exported until I got the green light to do so from Mark. I wanted my V5 to be all of a piece, as original, in case a declaration to DVLA before the re-reg process began created any issues. I don’t think it would have but this business can be so arcane that I didn’t want to take any chances.
I had two goes at buying just such a Rover. Great cars. Fortunately both failed. I say ‘fortunately’ because both were on FR plates but were in UK. The sellers had no idea whether it would have been possible to register these cars in my name.
A government answer to a question about the performance of the ANTS online registration system produced this answer " Dans le cas d’importations ou de modifications, le système n’est pas adapté’. “”
One of the things it’s not adapté for is proof of address. I sent Mark my tenancy contract, a pukka 12 month job. Not acceptable! Despite the fact that I opened my bank account on the strength of it and it is one of the two ‘gold nuggets’ for proof of presence in FR, along with a title deed, ANTS won’t accept it.
ANTS wants one from this list:
a title deed. Fair enough, if you own a property.
a certificate of taxation or non-taxation for the previous year (except for the request for a tax release). What if you have only recently arrived in FR?
a bill or attestation for rent, gas, electricity, water or telephone less than six months old. What if all those things are included in the rental, as with mine?
a certificate of housing insurance. See above.
a certificate establishing their link with the host organisation appearing on a list drawn up by the Prefect and, in Paris, by the Prefect of Police for persons unable to provide proof of their address or to whom the law has not established a commune of attachment. Host organisation? I don’t have one.
But amazingly, despite it’s ineligability in every other case known to me, in every country, a mobile phone contract will do! I do have FR one of those.