Can I take a UK car to France?

Vehicles from the UK can be temporarily imported into France for up to six months in any period of 12 months. In order to stay on the right side of the law, the following documents should always be carried: Full, valid UK driving licence. Proof of ID (passport)

How long can you keep a UK registered car in France?

Here’s a look at what you need to know. You are required to register your UK car in France if you intend to live here for more than six months – in any 12-month period. Non-residents can keep their UK license plates for up to six months while French residents have just one month to get them changed.

How much does it cost to re register a UK car in France?

The Certificate of Conformity used to be free but now in general there is a charge of around 130 euros.

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Is a UK MOT valid in France?

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

Can you take a car to France?

The Legal Requirements Checklist

A valid driving licence covering you for the vehicle you are driving/riding. An up-to-date passport (with at least six months left to run) for each occupant of the vehicle. Vehicle insurance documents, proving at least third-party cover.

Can I keep an English car in France?

The rules were changed and now when you bring your car over to France from the UK you can keep your British plates only for the first six months. During that period you are not legally required to register it unless you are becoming a French resident. After six months you do need to re-register your car in France.

Can I sell my UK registered car in France?

Car Registration en France

When leaving Britain you will need to notify the authorities (DVLA) that you are permanently exporting your car. You will need to apply for an Export Certificate and will be required to surrender your V5 registration document for this.

Do French drivers pay road tax?

France. In France, the vignette was abolished for private vehicles in 2001 and was replaced by a tax on toll-road operators at a rate of €6.85 per 1,000 kilometres travelled. In addition, a tax is levied on vehicles registered to companies.

How do I register a UK car in France?

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.
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Do I need a green card to drive in Europe 2021?

From 2nd August 2021, motorists will no longer require an insurance green card to drive their vehicles in the EU (including Ireland). … Motorists should contact their vehicle insurers to obtain a green card both for their car and, if they are towing, for their trailer or caravan as well.

How many warning triangles do I need in France?

Warning Triangles – You will need to carry 2 x warning triangles when driving in France warning triangle must be placed 50 & 150 metres behind your vehicle to warn approaching traffic if your vehicle breaks down or is involved in an accident.

Can I use my UK driving licence in France?

If your UK driving licence was first issued before 1 January 2021. Your licence is recognised in France for as long as it is valid. Paper licences are usually valid until you are 70. For plastic photocard licences, the expiry date is on the front.

Can you drive through the tunnel from England to France?

It is not possible to drive a car or motorcycle through the Channel Tunnel. Instead, motorists must drive onto the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle train, which boards at the Channel Tunnel terminals in Folkestone and Calais.

How long does it take to get to France from UK?

Our service from Folkestone to Calais lasts just 35 minutes, less than any ferry to France.

Driving to our Folkestone terminal.

Cities in the UK Distance Driving Time
London 67.4 miles/109km 1h 21m
Portsmouth 127 miles/205km 2h 08m
Bristol 186 miles/298km 3h 02m
Birmingham 194 miles/313km 3h 08m
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