Do UK cars need mot to be French registered?

Is a UK MOT valid in France?

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

Do you need an MOT to drive in France?

MOT: If your car is over three years old, you’ll need to bring your MOT certificate with you. … Warning triangle: If you ever break down on the motorway in France, you will need a red reflective triangle that you can place a short distance from your car, to warn other drivers.

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.

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Can I MOT a French registered car in the UK?

You can usually use a vehicle with foreign number plates without registering or taxing it in the UK if all of the following apply: you’re visiting and do not plan to live here. the vehicle is registered and taxed in its home country.

Do France have mots?

The French MOT test is being tightened up this year, alongside an increase in the charge and penalties. The regulatory vehicle contrôle technique in France is one that must be carried out every two years at an accredited control centre – a centre de contrôle technique agréé.

How long can you drive a UK registered car in 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.

How do you’re 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.

How do I register my car in France?

You will have to provide us with all those documents, plus the following :

  1. Proof of identity: usually the driving licence, since you must on the proper driving license to register a car.
  2. Proof of address: utility bill, rental contract, property deed…
  3. And finally, proof of insurance.
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Can I drive my car to an MOT test?

While it shouldn’t be necessary if you plan properly, you can drive your vehicle to a testing centre without an MOT, but if you’re stopped by the police, you will have to show proof of your appointment. Regardless of your booking, however, if your vehicle is shown to be dangerous then you may still face a penalty.

How much does it cost to import a car from UK to France?

In France, customs duty, which now applies when your vehicle or motorcycle crosses the border, is 10% plus 20% VAT, according to your personal situation. Customs Clearance Certificate 846A will be given to you once the import has been cleared.

Can a non resident register a car in France?

As a non-resident you need to have a French address in order to register a car and to be able to buy local insurance.

How long can a UK registered car stay in Europe?

Many UK insurers offer a maximum of 90 days of full cover in Europe, thereafter basic 3rd party cover only. Some may offer longer, for an increased premium, and there are also some Spanish insurers who will cover vehicles on UK plates.

Can I drive my EU car in UK after Brexit?

EU licence-holders visiting the UK can continue to drive using their EU licence without needing an International Driving Permit.

Can a UK resident drive a foreign registered car?

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.

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