Register your car in France
A step by step guide on using the ANTS site to register your car
Once you have collected all the required documents to file your application for registering your vehicle bought within the European Union, you should register it via the ANTS system (AGENCE NATIONALE DES TITRES SÉCURISÉS) and create a France connect account. You will need either your login details for the tax website, the Améli website, the La Poste website, or your French mobile phone number.
Note that if you are not tax resident, don’t have a Carte Vitale (health insurance card), or a French mobile number, you may need to approach a garage or third party who can register the car for you, without a France connect account.
1. First, go to the ANTS website and log onto “Mon Espace” (“My Space”).
To complete your application, it is mandatory that you log on through your FranceConnect account, otherwise you will not have full access to the ANTS website.
FranceConnect is the solution offered by the French State to ensure a highly secure connection to online public services. You can log on using your “Améli”, “Impôts.Gouv”, “La Poste”, or “Mobile connect and moi” account, depending on your case.
Please note: If you do not have an account, you may create one on “Mobile connect et moi” if you are an Orange Mobile subscriber, or you can create your Digital Identity (IDN) on “La Poste"
After clicking on the account you wish to use, simply log on with your user ID and password that are associated with this account.
That’s it! You are now identified on the ANTS (Agence Nationale des Titres Sécurisés) website, and you can file any application without restriction.
One last confirmation, and you are now logged on to your personal home page on the ANTS website!
2. What should you do next?
Now, go to “Mon espace Véhicule” (“My Vehicle Space”).
On the page that opens up now, complete your online registration process by selecting, under “Type de demande” (“Type of Application”), the option “Je souhaite faire une autre demande” (“I want to file another application”), and confirm this by clicking the “Ajouter une demande” (“Add an Application”) button.
Now, you can select the “Immatriculer pour la première fois un véhicule en France” (Register a vehicle in France for the first time) category.
Why can’t I use the “J’achète ou je reçois un véhicule d’occasion” (“I am buying or receiving a second-hand vehicle”) category?
This category only really applies to SIV format vehicles that are already registered in France; it will not let you finalise your application as you will not be able to fill out all the required fields correctly.
Now, you can select the “Immatriculation d’un véhicule d’occasion (acquis à l’étranger ou démuni d’une immatriculation au format SIV)” [“Registering a second-hand vehicle (acquired in another country or without a SIV format registration)”] sub-category.
What is the SIV and why is my vehicle without an SIV format registration?
The SIV is the Système d’Immatriculation des Véhicules (Vehicle Registration System) which was introduced in 2009. This system assigns a registration number, called an SIV number, in the AB-123-CD format to any vehicle registered in France.
This registration number is assigned either when a vehicle is registered for the first time, or when a registration certificate is redone for a vehicle that has an older registration of the “123 AB 01” type. Today, all vehicles keep their SIV number until they are destroyed, even if they change owners. This registration number will appear on the vehicle’s registration certificate and number plates.
Now, you can indicate in the “Je précise ma demande” (“Details of My Application”) field the purpose of your application so that the CERT can process your file more efficiently.