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Ask Sandy...Got a question on living in France? Ask our in-house

expert Sandy Guyonnet

Once the vehicle has arrived in France, you must

register it and obtain a Carte Grise (Certificat

d'Immatriculation). You apply for the Carte Grise

through your préfecture or sous-préfecture by

completing a Demande de Certificat d'Immatriculation.

You will need the following paperwork:

• Passport

• Proof of address

• Registration certificate & proof of ownership

• Import tax certificate

• Contrôle Technique (i.e MOT)

• Certificate of conformity

You will be given a provisional registration certificate which

you will need to have your number plates made up.

Your new Carte Grise will

arrive in the post and then you must notify the

DVLA that your vehicle has been permanently

exported.

How do I register a car in

France?

To obtain a French pet passport you

must first make sure that the animal

is microchipped. Then visit your local vet

in France who will read the

microchip and vaccinate the animal

against rabies and issue the passport. Please note that the vaccination

takes

three weeks to fully work

and you will not be allowed entry

into the UK until the three weeks

have expired. The passport will have

an expiry date linked to the expiration date of

the rabies vaccine, if

your pet is not revaccinated then

the passport expires.

How do I get a pet

passport?

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This has to be done by post and you

can see full details of what to do at

www.service-public.fr/particuliers/

vosdroits/F1758

You will need to fill out the forms

available at this link as well as sending copies

of:

• Your current licence

• Your passport

• Proof of address showing that

you have lived there for at least

six months

• Three photos

• A stamped, addressed, envelope

The address to write to is: The National Permit

Exchange and Permits

Department, Préfecture of the

Loire-Atlantique, CERT PCI, 6 quay

Ceineray, BP 33515, 44035 Nantes

Cedex 1.

Changing a UK

driving licence

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