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On-line carte gris application

Posted by John-Heath-17610 - Created: 7 months ago
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Posted by LaChab - 4 months ago


I want to register a UK vehicle, so I login to ANTS, which tells me I have to use FranceConnect. 

I've setup Impots and LaPoste "accounts", but as soon as I try to use either of these to login to FranceConnect, I get an "internal error".

I've tried different browsers, but to no avail.

From this topic I gather others have managed this, so what am I doing wrong?


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Posted by Josephine-Blogger-853338 - 4 months ago

I just noticed that one of the local insurance agents (MMA) has a new sign in the window saying that they handle carte grise applications. I don't know if it's a free service for clients. But it sounds a very good idea and I can see other agents starting to do the same.

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Posted by chèvrefeuille - 4 months ago

Perhaps there are but the garages are offering a service. Totally different. 

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Posted by Marie79 - 4 months ago


There are a load of total swizz rip off companies out there on t'internet !!! like the ones that charge 10 or 15 euros for a "certificate de non gage" when you can print one off for Free off the gouv site!

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Posted by borjastick-512278 - 4 months ago

I've just used it and though the web site is a little cumbersome and long winded it all went through very quickly and without pain, apart from the fee...

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Posted by chèvrefeuille - 4 months ago

Why are you unable to find the correct part of the website? Is it a language issue? I don’t believe the companies that offer to process the paperwork can be described as a total swizz, they are charging a small fee for providing a service. Isn’t that common practise? The DVLA closed its local licensing offices and switched online about four years ago. Their new system is less straightforward than before so it is not just a French problem. 

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Posted by JDS - 4 months ago

Hi, have you got your carte gris now? I'm still struggling with the new system ad can't even find the correct part of the official site to start the application, just heaps of FAQs. the only option I have found so far are the 'paid' services run by private companies, which is a total swizz. 

We've registered loads of foreign cars here before, very simple and, on the last time in Sept 2017, got the reg no. before we'd even left the prefecture! 

this seems a giant step backwards to me :-( 

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Posted by chèvrefeuille - 7 months ago

As you are one of the first people to use the new system you will no doubt be being used as a ‘guinea pig’ in the process. I know two other people who are in your situation. Not very helpful but hopefully you and others will report back on how the process panned out.