Frequent question: How long can you keep an English registered car in France?

Can I keep a UK registered car in France?

If you move temporarily to another EU country without changing your normal residence you do not have to register your car or pay any registration taxes there. You can keep your car registered in your country of normal residence.

How long can I have my car in France?

Your existing insurance will normally allow you to drive the car in France for a maximum of 90 consecutive days. During this time you must make the necessary arrangements to obtain your French “Certificat d’Immatriculation” (previously called Carte Grise; grey card).

How long can a UK registered car stay in Europe?

UK law still applies to a UK-registered vehicle if you take it abroad for less than 12 months. That means you need to make sure: your vehicle is taxed in the UK while it’s abroad.

Is a UK MOT valid in France?

An MOT carried out in another country is not valid in France.

Can I drive my car in France?

You must have a valid driving licence issued in an EU or EEA country to drive a vehicle in France, and make sure your car has GB stickers on it. When driving in France, always carry the following documents: Your driving licence. Your passport.

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Can I insure an English car in France?

Car insurance in Europe doesn’t function in a global market fashion. UK insurers consider that once someone is resident in France, then their UK car insurance can be regarded as invalid. So if you have just arrived in France with a right-hand drive car with UK plates, you need to find an insurer here in France.

Can I drive in France after Brexit?

Yes, most UK drivers are still able to use their normal driving licence to drive in EU countries. There are some exceptions and what is called an International Driving Permit (IDP) may be needed. … For France and Germany, for example, some of those people will need a 1968 IDP.

How do I register a UK car in France 2020?

On arrival in France:

  1. Contact your local customs office to obtain your 846 A certificate.
  2. Book your car in for Control Technique (if required)
  3. Apply for your Carte Grise.
  4. When you have received your Carte Grise, request your French number plates.

Can a UK resident drive a foreign registered car?

But how to drive a foreign car in the UK? If you are not a resident of the United Kingdom, you can drive a foreign car without registering it in the UK for up to 6 months. If you are a resident of the UK, you are not allowed to drive any car that is not registered in the UK with only a few exceptions.

What if my MOT runs out abroad?

You can’t drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught. The only exceptions are to drive it: to or from somewhere to be repaired.

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What will happen to UK number plates after Brexit?

If you’re planning to drive your car abroad after 28th September 2021, you will now have to have a number plate with a UK identifier or display a UK sticker instead of GB. The iconic GB sticker has been proudly displayed by British motorists driving overseas for 111 years, but that’s all about to change.