The registration document is an essential document for any motorist. Identity card of the car, to be presented to the authorities in case of inspection. In case of loss or theft, you must take the necessary steps to obtain a duplicate car registration document. Driving without papers can expose you to severe penalties, even when your driving licence is withdrawn. Here are the steps to follow for a new application.
Car registration procedures: in which cases to request a duplicate?
The registration procedures are quite similar depending on whether you have had your registration certificate stolen, lost or damaged.
– The loss of a registration card:
If this situation occurs, you must apply for a duplicate vehicle registration document quickly. But first, you will have to fill out a loss declaration, to be submitted to the prefecture of your place of residence, to avoid police use. The CERFA form n° 13753*04 is available for download.
– The theft of car registration documents:
In case of theft, you must take the necessary steps to obtain a car registration. The duplicate of your online registration document will be given to you quickly, but only if you report the theft to the gendarmerie or the police. The same CERFA form, affixed by the police station, will allow you to drive without a registration card for one month.
– The deterioration of the registration document:
To do this, you will need to keep the original in order to apply for a new registration certificate.
Regardless of your situation, the car registration procedures must be completed within 30 days, otherwise you will be liable to a fine of up to 750 euros.
The platforms where you can make your new request for a duplicate registration document
Thanks to the dematerialization of your car registration online, you will no longer have to queue at the prefecture. You can surrender:
– On the ANTS website or National Agency for Secure Titles:
This agency will guarantee the protection of vehicle registration documents and to request a duplicate, you must follow the section “Redo your registration certificate”. Then, you will need to create an account, complete the form, send the requested documents and finalize the request online. Pending the successful completion of your registration procedures, you will receive a provisional certificate of registration to move freely.
– On an authorized site:
Apart from ANTS, you can apply on professional platforms that have been approved by the Ministry of the Interior. The files will then be transferred within 24 hours to ANTS.
– With a certified professional:
To simplify your request for a duplicate registration document, the State has authorized certain garages and dealers to assist you in your procedures.
Online registration: the documents to be provided
Generally, for your request, you will be asked to provide the following information:
– An application for a registration certificate
– A digital copy of both sides of your driver’s licence
– A copy of your CIN (very important in your car registration procedures)
– A certificate of residence less than 6 months old
– A copy of the car insurance policy
– A registration warrant
– A declaration of loss, theft or a copy of the damaged CIN
– A copy of the roadworthiness test