Take it to any outlet that makes plates and they will make them for you. Roady, Feu Vert and others provide this service.
Take the temporary one to a brico shed and get your new plates made . You will get a RAR letter in a few days with the permanent document.
Thanks for the advice David - much appreciated
Thanks Mark - appreciated
Not forgetting the key-cutting kiosks found in the foyer of many large supermarkets. They do keys, resole shoes, name plates for houses and vehicle number plates.
The temporary Carte Grise is fine. I do believe that is one of the reasons it is issued in advance; i.e. Get plates, arrange insurance etc.
If i were to buy a car from a main dealer in France who can do the registration for me - what documents would they require?
I am not yet registered for Tax in France but I do pay Tax Fonciere & d’Habitation.
Would it be possible for them to register me?
If you buy a car from a dealer they will register it for you. You will need your passport, a utility bill, your driving licence and proof of insurance.
Thanks David - would a UK driving licence be sufficient?
Yes, as long as it is in date. Going through a dealer should be a painless and quick experience.
We have recently brought over and registered our 4th RHD car from the UK for use in France.
Why? Cost savings.
Nissan Terrano 7 seater purchased in the UK for 995 GBP (€1200)
Transport over about €300 (ferries and fuel)
Carte Grise €200
Certificat de Conformité €130
Total expenditure= less than €2000
Sale price of same model car locally (LHD) in the French market = €4000
50% price reduction.
We will drive the car into the ground.
2006 Zafira bought from the UK quite a few years ago. €3000
Cost of importation/lights/ etc. gave a total of around €3700
Same model same age car was for sale in Muret near Toulouse for €6500 Euros.
Saving about €2500
If you are happy to drive a RHD car in France, and are happy to have a car with very little residual value, then large savings can be made.
That’s why. I’m sorry that it is beyond your comprehension.
Hello Andrew and welcome to the Forum.
Please will you amend your Registration to show Full Name … as per our T&C’s.
If you are not sure how to do that… simply put your Full Name on this thread and I will amend it for you…